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The Common Room / Re: Ships lists after 1871
« on: Monday 01 December 08 14:17 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Mary

This site has information about passengers and ships arriving in Australia from 1845. You can even download a copy of the original document.


The Common Room / Re: Gale Newspaper 'The Times' lookup please
« on: Sunday 23 November 08 14:35 GMT (UK)  »
Searching for HARVESTERS in the Times Archive gives 110 hits for 1928 and 29 hits for 1929.

Is there anything in particular that you were looking for?


The Common Room / Re: Jacksons Oxford Journal is it online anywhere?
« on: Saturday 15 November 08 15:04 GMT (UK)  »
Have you tried this site?

It works in the UK


The Lighter Side / Re: Anyone know of any An***try freebies?
« on: Tuesday 28 October 08 15:38 GMT (UK)  »
According to the Autumn update from An***try, their WW1 record collection is free during the whole month of November.

Explore key online World War One record collections FREE in November
At this time of remembrance, we want to help everyone find out about the sacrifices made by their World War One ancestors. That´s why, for the entire month of November, we are waiving our usual charges for searching and viewing of our World War One Service and Pensions records and the World War One Medal Index Cards collection.


Family History Beginners Board / Re: Frustration - Emigration FROM America ???
« on: Wednesday 03 September 08 15:25 BST (UK)  »
The National Archives have a number of Inward Passenger List for the period 1880 - 1960. They are in the BT/26 series.

Enter the name of the ship (or it's Official Number) you are interested in. It then shows a list of the Passenger Lists that are available for that particular ship.

For example: Search for the ship Mongolian.
There are over 150 hits, the first one being:
BT 26/10/56
Liverpool: SS Mongolian (Allan Line) travelling from Portland to Liverpool. Embarking at Portland and Halifax. Official Number: 98605.
List of passengers disembarking at Liverpool.
1891 Mar 1


Lanarkshire / Re: where are these places?
« on: Sunday 29 June 08 14:52 BST (UK)  »
Hello Stephen,

There is a farm to the south of Hamilton called CARSCALLAN.

It must have been a large estate as there are several occupants recorded in the 1841 census:
Robert & Jean Smith (Farmer) with eight children and five others, also John & Mary Cross (Farmer) with one child and four others. You can fnd them on FreeCEN. The address has been transcribed as carsealland, but the original image is clearly carscallan.


The Lighter Side / Re: Gale - Free Trial
« on: Thursday 19 June 08 19:21 BST (UK)  »

If you search for Joseph Baber on the 22 December 1864, you will get sent to page 11.

The item begins:

Joseph Baber was indicted for willfully setting fire to a stack of wheat, the property of James Roads, at Mentmore, on the 18th of September.

The article goes on at some length and ends:

The case was not finished at the time of despatching our parcel.

A search for Joseph Baker gives a hit on the 23 December 1864, page 10.

This gives the conclusion to the trial:

.............Not guilty.

If you still cannot get these two items, I can copy them and send them to you by e-mail. The files can be viewed using the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer Program.


The Common Room / Re: Scottish national archives
« on: Sunday 08 June 08 14:23 BST (UK)  »
Hello Sueky,

I bought a copy of the records of a High Court trial a few months ago from the National Archives of Scotland.

I looked through their online catalogue to find the reference number of the records I was interested in and sent them an e-mail to the address below asking for an estimate to copy the records:

WRH Enquiries
E-mail Address(es):

They replied by e-mail giving me the cost to copy the records and also these instructions on ways to pay:

If you decide to proceed with an order for any or all of the above items, please send a crossed cheque, drawn on a British account, or international money order, in sterling, made out in favour of the ‘National Archives of Scotland’, to: Accounts Department, National Archives of Scotland, General Register House, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YY.

We can also accept payment by the following credit cards and debit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and Solo; which can currently only be made in person or by telephone. However, we hope to introduce secure payment facilities in the future. In order to make a payment by credit/debit card you must provide us with: 1) the card number; 2) the card expiry date; 3) the issue number if Maestro; 4) the last 3 digits of the card security number (on the reverse of the credit card); 5) the cardholder's name and initials as displayed on the card; and 6) the cardholder's address. Please note that all of these details are essential. You can telephone us with your payment details on 0131 535 1383.

Payment will be processed when cheques, postal orders or credit card details are received in our Accounts Branch to pay for items requested by post. If NAS are unable to provide the goods requested, a refund will be made by our Accounts Branch.

We shall proceed with your order on receipt of payment. This estimate is valid for two months only, from the date of this letter.  Please quote estimate number 005 on any correspondence regarding this order. Please also provide a postal address to send your order to on completion.

Perhaps they now have an online payment method,



I think that you are right about the cap badge being G.S.C. and not C.S.C. Looking again for information regarding the Clyde Shipping Company, I found this site.

Apparently the flag showing the letters C.S.C next to a lighthouse only came into use in the 1920's. Before then the penant was much different as you can see.

As The Glasgow Shipping Company only has the letters G.S.C. on a red penant, this is probably what is shown on the cap badge.


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