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Lanarkshire / Re: Map of St Kentigern's Cemetery, 951 Balmore Road, Glasgow please
« on: Friday 15 February 19 08:07 GMT (UK)  »
The records are not indexed so there is no search facility as such.  However, if you have a date, or even a year for a death it's actually quite easy to locate.   Simply study the description of each film in the catalog summary  here and determine which film it will be on.   Some films are daily burial records and some are Lair registers that show all burials in that lair.  Start with the daily interments.   If you view the film using the "multiple image " option ( at left hand side of page ),  you will see occasional black separators, these give the contents of the following section of the film which is usually split into groups of years, so you can quickly jump through say 50 / 100 pages at a time to find the section and locate the year and the record within the year.  They are in chronological order.     Remember these are BURIAL dates, so you need to check a few days beyond the date of death or even more.  For example, I had an uncle killed in action in WW2, so it was 4 weeks later before his body was repatriated for burial.

Sorry if that seems like "teaching granny to suck eggs ".      Hope it helps, but if you get stuck PM me and I'll see if I can help.


The Common Room / Re: Free Genealogy Course from Future Learn
« on: Thursday 14 February 19 15:31 GMT (UK)  »
I did this course last Nov / Dec.   It's aimed at all levels of knowledge and experience so some will get more from it than others.  I certainly got some very helpful ideas from the content but particularly from the exchanges with other students.   You will also get lots of useful links to online resources.     


Lanarkshire / Re: Map of St Kentigern's Cemetery, 951 Balmore Road, Glasgow please
« on: Thursday 14 February 19 11:47 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks again Andrew but I have absolutely no idea how to search these records...think I must be missing something!!  If your kind offer still stands my grandmothers name is Bridget Johnston died 18 December 1954. Many thanks in advance.


I have sent you a PM with the links to the images.


Lanarkshire / Re: Map of St Kentigern's Cemetery, 951 Balmore Road, Glasgow please
« on: Wednesday 13 February 19 16:21 GMT (UK)  »
Following some help I received via this thread I accessed the non indexed images on line at FamilySearch.   Most records for St Kentigern's are available, but there are four films not yet uploaded online.    I have made a request via FS for these to be scanned and put online.  No guarantee it will happen tho I cannot see copyright or privacy being an issue as more recent records are already available on FS.   If they appear I will post on here.

Requested records :-
Daily interment books, 1882-July 1909, British Film 1574797
Daily interment books, July 1909-March 1926, British Film 1574798
Daily interment books, March 1926-September 1943, British Film, 1574799
Daily interment books, September 1943-July 1967, British Film, 1574805


Just an update.   The remaining films have now been digitised by FamilySearch and are online


Lanarkshire / Re: Map of St Kentigern's Cemetery, 951 Balmore Road, Glasgow please
« on: Tuesday 12 February 19 17:33 GMT (UK)  »
The Family History section in the Mitchell Library has the burials for St Kentigern's.  Assuming you know a date of death you can visibly examine the records which are in date order and look through the days after the death.   That will give you the lair number and location.

Thank you so much for the information, very much appreciated!

You are very welcome.  Since I replied to your earlier post I found a lot of info for St Kentigerns on FamilySearch.   See my posts on p 16 of this thread.  If you have a date of death you should be able to find it on those records.  If you give me a name and date I can have a quick look .


World War One / Re: Searching for WW1 Medal Record
« on: Monday 11 February 19 08:39 GMT (UK)  »
Yes that's a good idea rather than throw away 30.  As it happens I also have an enquiry regards a WW2 record I am searching for, so can deal with both.   I was pondering after our exchange yesterday.... I know grandfather was in the HLI by the end of 1915 by virtue of it being shown on his daughters birth record.   Having found the Thomas McAbe record with the exact birth date in the 1921 Discharge Index but with a post 1920 Regimental number, are you aware of any reason why someone who served during the war, whether in action or not, would then have a post 1920 number ?    Were soldiers ever re registered ?

Sorry for all the ongoing questions.

World War One / Re: Searching for WW1 Medal Record
« on: Sunday 10 February 19 18:29 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you very much for your help with this.  I had a look at the MOD requirements for a search.  I don't have a copy of his actual death certificate, tho I have the Statutory Record from Scotland's People.  So fingers crossed.

Thanks again, your help has directed me to a few useful sites that help me understanding war records etc.


World War One / Re: Searching for WW1 Medal Record
« on: Sunday 10 February 19 16:35 GMT (UK)  »
Found the Silver War Badge index on Ancestry.  Not that easy to find !  Unfortunately, although it has the entry for Thomas McCabe 5791 HLI, it also shows his age as 23 which is too young for it to be the correct Thomas.   My Thomas would have been 28 in 1919.   Damn ! 

However, I have now found an entry in the UK, Military Discharge Indexes, 1920-1971 for a Thos McAbe which has a date of birth EXACT to the day as my Thomas.   It has a regimental number 3305013, but does not show the regiment.   

Frustrating business


World War One / Re: Searching for WW1 Medal Record
« on: Sunday 10 February 19 15:55 GMT (UK)  »
It is the record of his Silver War Badge noting his discharge under Para 392 (xvi) no longer physically fit for war service.

Of the three HLI battalions with 9 in the title, two of them 2/9th and 3/9th didn't service overseas which may explain the no medal card.


Thank you for that info.   When you say its a record of his silver war badge as distinct from a medal, is there a roll for that anywhere ?

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