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Aberdeenshire / Re: Looking for Auntie Betty
« on: Wednesday 30 April 14 08:26 BST (UK)  »
Carol,
I've got a copy of the bit from the Press & Journal.
I've sent you a pm.

Jim

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Aberdeenshire / Re: Looking for Auntie Betty
« on: Wednesday 16 April 14 18:03 BST (UK)  »
Carol,
Sorry I have not got back to you for a while. Other things kind of got in the way!

Anyway, I went into the Aberdeenshire Library headquarters last week, and I'm sorry to report that they don't have the particular information that we're looking for. However, the good news is that the library in Aberdeen (as posted by Forfarian) DO have a copy. I hope to be in Aberdeen some time next week, so I'll pop in and see what they've got.

As has been said already, the NHS records are held by Aberdeen University Special collections, and confidential records are closed for 75 or 100 years. However it also says -
"NHS Grampian Archives provides public access to historical records of hospitals and health organisations in the north-east of Scotland. Records of particular interest to family historians include:

    Hospital administrative and staff records containing information on managers, medical, nursing and other healthcare staff"

Acess is by apointment only, but as I will be practically passing the door anyway, I may just drop in and ask in general terms what is available.

Watch this space - But don't hold your breath ! !

Jim

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Aberdeenshire / Re: Looking for Auntie Betty
« on: Sunday 30 March 14 15:59 BST (UK)  »
I believe that the Aberdeenshire library service have archives of the P&J in their headquarters building. As far as I'm aware, these are held on microfiche and you have to make an appointment to go and look. At least that was the procedure the last time I was looking for something a few years ago.

I was in the Aberdeen Public Library a couple of weeks ago. They have the P and J on microfilm, not microfiche, and they fetched me the film I wanted without advance notice, and ten minutes before closing time.

Was that the central library along from His Majesty's?
Last time I was looking for something was a few years ago, so the procedure has obviously changed in that time.

I live just round the corner from the headquarters in Oldmeldrum, so it's easy for me to get there.

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Aberdeenshire / Re: Looking for Auntie Betty
« on: Sunday 30 March 14 12:28 BST (UK)  »
I believe that the Aberdeenshire library service have archives of the P&J in their headquarters building. As far as I'm aware, these are held on microfiche and you have to make an appointment to go and look. At least that was the procedure the last time I was looking for something a few years ago.

It just so happens that the place in question is only 5 minuites walk from my house, and if you can't get access through your library in NZ, I can pop in some day and see if I could get a printout and send it to you.

Jim

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Aberdeenshire / Re: Looking for Auntie Betty
« on: Tuesday 18 March 14 09:08 GMT (UK)  »
Aberdeen city archives are a wonderful source of information, and I seem to remember that they have a almost complete record of hospitals in Aberdeen. I would suggest sending them an email to see if they can help - archives@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Good luck
Jim

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Kincardineshire / Re: John Carnegie Allan, 1849 - c1881
« on: Thursday 06 March 14 08:58 GMT (UK)  »
Have you seen this link -
http://www.geni.com/people/John-Allan/6000000003223718211
Not any more to go on, I'm afraid.

The Aberdeenshire library service have copies of many of the newspapers from that time and may be able to help. email - libraries@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

It is very likely that John was on a ship when he died, and may have been buried at sea. The register of shipping and seamen in Cardiff may be able to help - http://www.archiveswales.org.uk/anw/get_collection.php?inst_id=34&coll_id=11944&expand

Good luck.

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Kincardineshire / Re: Isabel Watson?
« on: Friday 28 February 14 09:51 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Mike,
I'm related to James Gove - Isobel Watson through their 6th child Andrew Gove, b 1810.
Andrew married Mary Ann Strachan on 14 Dec 1836 in Inverbervie.
They had 11 children that I am aware of. The 3rd being another Andrew, my Great-Grandfather.

I'd love to hear what you have on the Gove line. I'll send you a PM with my contact details.

Regards
Jim

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Kincardineshire / Re: Isabel Watson?
« on: Wednesday 26 February 14 20:47 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Rowana

There is this submitted ancestry tree on Family Search here https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/MWJZ-TT3 which might give some clues regarding possible naming order. These children seem to correspond with OPR birth & christening entries. There may be more children that don't show here. This seems to also match what shows here http://www.geni.com/people/James-Gove/6000000002715233969

Monica

Hi Monica,
That's the Gove family right enough.
James & Isobel's 6th child Andrew was my G-G-Grandfather.
I have all the information on that file already regarding the Gove line. I'm now trying to see if I can find out any more about Isobel.

Regards
Jim

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Kincardineshire / Re: Isabel Watson?
« on: Wednesday 26 February 14 20:33 GMT (UK)  »
Hi James,
Have you tried Familysearch.org which is a free site and has been
updated.
My ancestors are the MCBAY from Benholm and MARRIED a CHRISTINA GOVE in Sunderland Co. Durham in 1864  :)
Regards
Mike

Hi Mike,
Do you know who Christina Gove's parents were?
I have a Christina in my tree, but she was born in 1853, so it's not her as she would only have been 11.

Regards
Jim

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