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Fife / Re: Beveridge/anderson
« on: Thursday 21 July 11 20:03 BST (UK)  »
I should add that your post caught my attention because one of my collateral Andersons married a Beveridge.  The dates are way off though - they were born in 1847.

Fife / Re: Beveridge/anderson
« on: Thursday 21 July 11 20:01 BST (UK)  »
As far as I am aware, at this point Scotland's People has scans of whatever Old Parish Registers survive and are held by the Archives.  There are a good number of quite old records on there- I think it's more a question of whether the register has survived or not than whether it has been put on there if it has.  But perhaps someone else knows about this in more detail than I do.

Fife / Re: Headstones In MARKINCH CEMETERIES
« on: Thursday 21 July 11 19:57 BST (UK)  »
Hi Norrie,
Nice to see you on here.  I don't know if you might remember helping me figure out how James Philp died some years ago on the Rootsweb Fife list.  I have never found out what happened to his son Robert Philp whom so far I have only found as a child in the 1841 census.  Could you please check and see whether there are any Robert Philps in your Markinch list?

Thanks very much.

United States of America / Re: Death - possibly Brooklyn, NY
« on: Thursday 21 July 11 19:50 BST (UK)  »
I attended college in Oberlin, Ohio.  There are very active historical and family history societies in Ohio, from the town level to the state level.  Just thought I would mention it in case you all haven't already tried them for information on the families.

United States of America / Re: Massachussetts marriage
« on: Thursday 21 July 11 19:47 BST (UK)  »
So what exactly are you looking for, in terms of records/information/etc.?  You don't really say.  I live in Massachusetts and may be able to help if you are more specific about what you're searching for.  Do you already have the marriage record?

Hi everyone,
I've been reading Rootschat on and off for a few years, but I haven't posted on here before.  Amongst others, I am researching an Evans family of Hartland, Devon.  On the 1851 census, the father, John Evans (b. c. 1790), reports that his occupation is "Chelsea Pensioner."  However, I have been unable to find anyone in the database to date who has a birth place of Devon and was born in the right time period, and many of the pensions that don't have indexed birth places and birth dates don't have them because the original records don't say either.  If the name was uncommon, I suppose this might be easier, but there are numerous John Evans who appear to have no birth place, residence or age listed on the original records.  Since this was a census, and I don't know yet whether or not he really served in the military, I am unsure at this point whether I should keep looking and if so, what I could try next.  Does anyone have any suggestions or thoughts?

Thank you.

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