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Re: What is Minnie short for??
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 01 June 10 15:56 BST (UK) »
Hello:

Minnie is a proper name as my mum was called Minnie and also my Dad's mum was a Minnie as well.

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Re: What is Minnie short for??
« Reply #28 on: Tuesday 01 June 10 23:27 BST (UK) »
We don't see many Minnies in Scotland now, Minnie Mouse probably put paid to that.    Skoosh.

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Re: What is Minnie short for??
« Reply #29 on: Tuesday 01 June 10 23:47 BST (UK) »
i have two minnie's not related to each other and they were both actually called Minnie
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Re: What is Minnie short for??
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 02 June 10 09:57 BST (UK) »
Thanks for all your help people.

I'm going to try and get my ancestry subscription up and running and try and find her on the 1901(hopefully)

If not, it looks like I will be spending a lot of time and money on Scotlandspeople :D :D
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Re: What is Minnie short for??
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 02 June 10 11:22 BST (UK) »
Hi All,
        My Nana was Minnie ( Willeamina) Sinclair from the Shetland Isles. Hope it helps. Best Regards Ken Berry
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Re: What is Minnie short for??
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 02 June 10 12:38 BST (UK) »
My greatuncle Albert Allen married Minnie Jones (in North Wales) and I haven't found her under any other version of her name!
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Re: What is Minnie short for??
« Reply #33 on: Thursday 03 June 10 00:15 BST (UK) »
Hi Little Alison,Yes I think people just chose names they liked,Thats  Mum's and Dad's probably. My Nana Minnie was Wlliamina in the Sheland Isles.Someone did mention that a lot of people had arrived from Norway many many years before.I believe there are about 5 different sspellings.Dutch German and Norwegian and I suppose the Shetland Isles. My wifes Nan here in NZ was name Olive Olive Oliver.She wasn't very keen on that one.My Mum In Liverpool was Eileen Ivy Lunt. She hated the Ivy bit so that was part of my defences,if you boss me Mum I'll call you Ivy. Still got the whack though. Nice to Chat with you Best Regards Ken Berry
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Re: What is Minnie short for??
« Reply #34 on: Thursday 03 June 10 00:35 BST (UK) »
I had a great grannie from Shetland called Williamina but she was known as Willa!        Skoosh.

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Re: What is Minnie short for??
« Reply #35 on: Friday 04 June 10 23:30 BST (UK) »
@ Antdamm,

Can I check you have these two links at hand?


http://www.fdca.org.uk/FDCADatabases.html  - Friends of the Dundee City archives - databases on line

It can't hurt to look!

and (not sure if this applies to Minnie's family)

http://www.fdca.org.uk/FDCAIrishPage.html - as above, a guide to researching Irish family history in Dundee

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