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If you combine Josey's date frame with bustle popularity from circa 1867-76 you can hone in pretty well.  never mind... it is very late.


I apologize for the massive size of 1st photo - it has been a while since I have done this, and I tried preview to see if I needed to resize, but it ignored me. Would it be better if I deleted and did a new, more reasonably sized paste?


There were 7 girls in this McLellan family of 11.  My gpa didn't label most of them so i has been a running battle.  I'm not sure how much to divulge to keep from skewing the input.  Let us just say that
The girls were all born between 1861 and 1883, and I know neither is the eldest.  I have some details that I will add later after some feedback has been posted, but as I said, I would hate to influence the results.

If you can;t read the line below "Katz" (Isaac Katz in Boston 1894 to 1933) it says "7 Tremont Row, Boston".  I hope the dresses and hairstyles will result in a very close dating for this photo, and will come back in a few hours with the info I am holding back.


Banffshire / 2 records in Anc. 'Scotland, Select Marriages'
« on: Saturday 22 February 14 07:48 GMT (UK)  »
Hi - I think I know what this implies, but I've been away from this for a time and want to verify.

Record 1:
NAME:    Robert Shand
SPOUSE:    Jane England
MARRIAGE:    14 Dec 1799 - Episcopal,Portsoy,Banff,Scotland

Record 2:
NAME:    Robert Shand
SPOUSE:    Jean England
MARRIAGE:    14 Dec 1799 - Rothiemay,Banff,Scotland

I am thinking that one of the couple was Episcopal from Portsoy (red) and other was Church of Scotland from Rothiemay (blue).  Anyway of finding out which was which without seeing original?
EDIT:  might the fact that nearly all records I can find for their children are "submitted", rather than extracted, imply they were raised as Episcopalians?



Canada Lookup Request / Re: Levi Williams/Jessie Williams Obits - Brandon Manitoba
« on: Friday 17 January 14 00:52 GMT (UK)  »
Hello and welcome Brice.  You will (I think) need to add one or two more posts before you can view personal messages )PM).  I would like to send you my email address via PM so we can maybe exchange additional info.  Your great grandfather was my great grandfather's (shown in avatar) nephew.

I have quite a bit of info on your grt grt grandfather's Levi Williams family back to Wales ca 1796 and even more info on his wife's (Jessie C. McLellan) family.  Also a few pictures.


The Lighter Side / Re: Names which cause problems with searches....
« on: Friday 08 February 13 07:29 GMT (UK)  »
I published quite a few articles and reports in the 1980s and 1990s.  There is a once popular singer musician with my exact name, so it is almost impossible for me to drill down to an internet reference to provide people with links to my stuff when they are interested.  It is one of the reasons I don't have an internet "social sites" presence:  I'm afraid I'd get lost in the noise.  Ah well, I keep telling myself I prefer anonymity...

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA Testing - Why Not
« on: Tuesday 05 February 13 12:15 GMT (UK)  »
Glad to see this thread was picked up again... but sorry I decided to look at it at 4 am).

Quote might help put you into contact with genetic relatives that may have the information you need or can help you infer it.

This is exactly what I find a positive outlook as opposed to a negative.  I was dead in the water on some of my lines and this is exactly what happened to give me additional leads.  I started this thread with the hope that some of my direct line distant cousins in (probably) the Yorkshire area would test so I could get additional verification that that is where my line left from for America in the 1600s.

As to the 180,000 testers with one company:  that is  As mentioned, they have recently declared a crash program to get at least 1 million testers and to do so have reduced their total cost for testing to $99 (16 months ago I paid $99 and a $9/month subscription for 12 months).  It has been well worth it just for the learning and entertainment experience, without even including the possible genealogical relevance.  Be aware:  23andme use DHL for overseas shipping, so that will add about $80 for you cost if you are in the UK.  But that allows you rapid receipt and a rapid turnaround.

Here is a link that might answer some questions although a lot of the information is somewhat out-of-date.


Canada Lookup Requests Completed / Re: Access to 1871 census (Nova Scotia) *COMPLETED*
« on: Saturday 06 October 12 00:13 BST (UK)  »
Yes, I am descended from Daniel's somewhat younger brother who is pictured in my avatar, John James McLellan.  I have pretty well filled this line out (working on it since about 1990), but always willing to fill in more blanks.

If you make 2 more posts we can communicate by PM and exchange email addresses.


The Common Room / Re: nickgc's Scavenger Hunt...Everyone Welcome To Join In
« on: Tuesday 02 October 12 01:25 BST (UK)  »
That's great JM.   Thank you!  It is good to know that they had additional children.  Perhaps I will be able to track them to some degree.  Looking forward to seeing what your contacts found.


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