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The Common Room / Deserted Hunting Lodge
« on: Friday 22 December 23 14:43 GMT (UK)  »
This may be an old story repeated every so often but the first time I've seen it.  What a time capsule.


The Common Room / Battlefield Poppy from 1917
« on: Monday 30 October 23 20:30 GMT (UK)  »
Thought I would share.  Very touching.


World War One / Photographs of Servicemen in local newspapers - Help please
« on: Saturday 07 October 23 09:56 BST (UK)  »
Back in 2010 I asked for assistance of the photograph restorers to get a better image of my Grandfather James Joseph Carson's Military photo in the local paper.  The restorers did a great job.

Does anyone know where these photographs would have been stored at the time and where they would eventually have been archived?  Were they held by the local newspapers, by the Regiment or in a central location?  These photos don't appear to have been kept with the soldiers service record.  Maybe its as simple as approaching or visiting the Lancashire Records Office.

Any thoughts much appreciated.


The Common Room / Medieval Murder Maps
« on: Thursday 28 September 23 16:10 BST (UK)  »
Some may find this interesting:


I hope I can upload the images of the front and back of the photo.

The man is my husbands maternal Uncle, *** Heuer.  My mother in law is unable to remember and all we know is that *** went to Japan and supposedly married there. We donít have a birth date for *** but both of his siblings were born in Hamburg, Germany. Dieter in 1934 (deceased) and M-i-L 1936 to Erwin Heuer 20 October 1906-31 August 1983 and Gertrude Ewert (Gertrude died young and we donít have a date for either birth or death).

The photo is in M-I-L possession and was received in this condition. Maybe all the message says is to apologise that it has been cut down?

Weíd be very grateful for thoughts.


Edit: original back of photo deleted to try and give me space to upload a more detailed image, which I couldn't do.  Original image posted in the thread again.

Hi Chatters,

At Rothes Old Churchyard there is a memorial stone which mentions an Annie Watson 25 Apr 1834-31 May 1877 (she appears to have died in New Zealand).  The MS isn't really that clear and I wondered if anyone would be able to have a look on their next visit and let me know who else is mentioned?  It's really just idle curiosity, but I'd like to fill in the blanks on that side, as years ago, I had started.  I know her parents were James Watson and Janet Anderson and she had 8 siblings.

Here is the 'Find a Grave' link -

Any help would be appreciated.


The Lighter Side / 135 year old Message in a Whisky Bottle
« on: Saturday 07 January 23 15:42 GMT (UK)  »
Can't see that anyone else has posted.


The Common Room / Daily Mail article about a lady discovering Birth Parents
« on: Saturday 03 December 22 12:52 GMT (UK)  »
I expect this may have been more common than we realise.  Sad article but also uplifting at the same time.

I can't see that anyone has already posted.

Scotland / Alexander Ingram & Anne Duncan- Help to find deaths please
« on: Sunday 01 May 22 14:53 BST (UK)  »
Alexander and Anne are my husband's 4G Grandparents.

Alexander and Anne Duncan married at Keith on 25 August 1795.  Anne was off this Parish and Alexander from 'Cairney'. No occupation for Alexander and the witnesses do not appear to be related.

Alexander and Anne have, to my knowledge from ScotlandsPeople, 3 children:
Jean 24 July 1796 Ruthven Bapt Cairnie
Anne 12 May 1798 Ruthven Bapt Cairnie
James 11 Apr 1800 Ruthven (3GGF) who died 16 Nov 1857 in Keith, Bannfshire
Anne and James were baptised on the same day (no date on record but sometime in May 1801)
No father's occupation listed on any record

The only witness which may be related is for James, who had a James Duncan in Craigton listed.

I find son James in the 1841c Farming at Aulthash Nr Bellie, Moray. Also on that page at Aulthas is an Anne Ingram aged 68 of Independent Means.  It's blank where it should give an indication of whether 'Born in County'.

Links to Aulthash:
Google Street View -,-3.0478066,3a,75y,24.39h,77.79t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqAoAVi0T5cawz2PqN3CInA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

By 1851 James has moved with his family to Keith and is a Vintner and Carter aged 50.

I canít find burial records for either Alexander or Anne Ingram and I wondered if anyone could point me in a different direction than ScotlandsPeople.  BTW, the Alexander Ingram d. 1829 is a child of North Keith, so not our Alexander.

I've tried looking for Wills as if that is Anne in the 1841c, to whom did she leave her money/assets?

Sorry if the 2nd link is quite long but I have no idea how to shorten it.

Once again, all help appreciated.


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