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United States of America / Ellis Island Query
« on: Monday 07 August 17 15:32 BST (UK)  »
I am currently trying to establish whether some relatives of mine would have passed through Ellis Island on a trip from Scotland to New York in 1922 (enroute to California for a 6 month stay).
The reason being is that they were 1st class passengers and information from the internet says that
First and second-class passengers would disembark, pass through Customs at the piers and were free to enter the United States, while steerage and third class passengers went across to Ellis Island.
However these relatives appear on the Ellis Island Passenger Search website for this trip in 1922, so without sounding too daft must mean that they did have to go through Ellis Island even though they were 1st class passengers. ???

The Common Room / Re: Who is the Uncle - (1881+1891 census look up assist)
« on: Thursday 06 July 17 12:28 BST (UK)  »
That's brilliant, thank you v much everyone. ;D


The Common Room / Re: Who is the Uncle - (1881+1891 census look up assist)
« on: Thursday 06 July 17 12:28 BST (UK)  »
Have you found Jennie on the incoming passenger list as there may be a name given as to who she's heading to visit?


Added...Good find Shaun just as I was about to post

Hi - no luck on this front unfortunately no passenger manifest!

The Common Room / Who is the Uncle - (1881+1891 census look up assist)
« on: Thursday 06 July 17 11:36 BST (UK)  »

The attached is part of a long letter published in the Chatfield Democrat newspaper (Minnesota) in the 5th Dec 1885 edition, written by my relative Jennie McLarty.

Jennie's family emigrated from Scotland to Minnesota in the 1850's and is obviously over for a visit to the UK and staying with an uncle at 13 Goldswong Terrace, Cranmer St. Nottingham.

It would be great if I could find out who this uncle was.  I am ruling out him being a 'McLarty', as all her McLarty uncles had emigrated, bar one who lived in Ayrshire.

I therefore think he is on her mothers side - 'McNeish'.

Jennies mother was called Sarah McNeish and her obituary states that she was born on the 1st March 1824 in Dumfries 'where she spent her youth'.  Sarah married Malcolm McLarty in Liverpool in 1844, but were on the Ayr census of 1851 (they then emigrated in 1856).

I think the answer could hopefully be on either the 1881 or 1891 census for the Nottingham address, if someone could please check I would be very grateful.

Thank you.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Sentence on 19th century Scottish Will
« on: Thursday 22 June 17 11:29 BST (UK)  »
Please could anyone confirm what I believe this reads?

'Interest thereon to date of oath to Inventory'

I just wonder if it actually should be date of death but does look like oath ?


Ireland / Re: Irish record searching, assistance for a beginner
« on: Tuesday 30 May 17 12:46 BST (UK)  »
I wonder is this the parents
Patrick J. QUINN Works Manager married Maurette[?] LEMASS Sept 5 1940 LINK

This sounds v promising, I shall take a closer look into this one. Thank you..

Ireland / Re: Irish record searching, assistance for a beginner
« on: Tuesday 30 May 17 12:45 BST (UK)  »
Is there an address on the marriage cert?  - Yes in Grimsby, Lincolnshire
What is the brides name? - still living so won't input (dead end for any info though)
Link for the Ireland Civil Registration indexes, which cover up to 1958 for Republic of Ireland.

Ireland / Irish record searching, assistance for a beginner
« on: Wednesday 24 May 17 16:38 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to assist a friend with some Irish family research but this is the first time I have had to search Irish records, so would appreciate any pointers with the limited information I have to work with.
We have:-
William John Quinn born 28.9.1942 (unknown where - but no likely match in England, Wales or Scotland)
Married in Grimsby in 1968  (there could potentially be other marriages from early 70's onwards, following divorce)
Died in Birmingham 1993

His father was Patrick Joseph Quinn - all that is known about him is that he was deceased by 1968 (as shown on William's marriage certificate).  Occupation of Patrick Joseph Quinn on marriage certificate was Superintendent Storekeeper - Bus Company.

Would be great to be able to narrow a birth down for William and info on his father.
Thank you.

Thank you.

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