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Family History Programs, Tree Organisation, Presentation / Re: Family tree charts
« on: Thursday 18 February 10 16:59 GMT (UK)  »

I think Barbsie means this site


The Common Room / Re: Ship's Passenger Information
« on: Friday 15 January 10 15:10 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Jaco,

Have a look at this site, it has images of the actual lists:


Family History Beginners Board / Re: Merchant Vessel Porlock Hill
« on: Thursday 10 December 09 18:54 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Philip

The Porlock Hill was built in the USA in 1944 as the SAMCHESS (Official Number 169823), 7200 ton Cargo Ship.

Her name was changed to the PORLOCK HILL in 1948 and she was wrecked off Famagusta in 1951.

I would have thought she was of welded construction rather than riveted.


West Lothian (Linlithgowshire) / Re: baptism record
« on: Friday 06 November 09 15:45 GMT (UK)  »
Hello wildgoose

It looks like a Latin abbreviation:

In ext s ritt bapt explevi ritus

bapt must mean baptism
explevi means to complete
ritus means ceremony

A Latin scholar would probably be of more help


Aberdeenshire / Re: BOMBING
« on: Tuesday 27 October 09 15:07 GMT (UK)  »
Hello McCubbin

There are a couple of books about the war years in Aberdeen that include many pictures of bomb damage in Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland.

Aberdeen at War - A Pictorial Account 1939-45
Lomond Books

Aberdeen & the North East at War
The Press & Journal.

Stirlingshire / Re: Slamannan Marriage
« on: Monday 08 June 09 13:24 BST (UK)  »
Hello wildgoose,

I had a similar problem with the marriage certificate for one of my great great grandparents. Details were included on their children's birth certificates and also on IGI, but no sign of a marriage certificate on SP. I e-mailed SP and found out that it had accidentally been omitted from the index.

Unfortunately, it took several months before if was added to the index and in the meantime I got fed up waiting so I applied to the GRO for an official copy.


The Common Room / Re: Pruning
« on: Saturday 30 May 09 16:50 BST (UK)  »
I think you should also keep #5:     siblings partner's parents

This can sometimes be useful when it comes to the naming of children.


Lanarkshire / Re: Anyone able to do a look up for Obituary notice in Glasgow
« on: Friday 08 May 09 12:12 BST (UK)  »

The transcription was from the London Times newspaper. I have free access to this paper through my local library. Perhaps your own library also has this service.

If you wanted a copy of the page, send me a pm with an e-mail address and I can send it to you. I could not find any other items on this case.


Lanarkshire / Re: Anyone able to do a look up for Obituary notice in Glasgow
« on: Thursday 07 May 09 19:26 BST (UK)  »
Hello egar,

The incident was reported in the Times newspaper. Perhaps you have already seen this:

Tuesday July 2 1929


A woman named Agnes Young, of Drygate, Glasgow was shot dead and a man named Daniel Owens of London Road, Glasgow was wounded in Glasgow last night. It is stated that, while they were ina public house in the Gallowgate in the east end of the city, a man without warning pulled a revolver from his pocket and shot the woman in the throat. She collapsed and while she lay on the ground the man fired two more shots into her body. Apparently she was killed by the first bullet. Another man in the public house ran to the woman’s assistance. He was shot by the assailant, who then rushed into the street and tried to escape. A crowd gave chase and the man brandished his revolver but was overpowered. The alleged Assailant was taken into custody and charges of murder and attempted murder were preferred against him.


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