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Margaret Russell b.1903
« on: Sunday 22 November 15 08:44 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for the parents of Margaret Russell b.1903 in Kilbagie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. Looking for people in Scotland is much harder. If I buy credits for Scotland's People, how do I know i will find what I'm looking for?

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Re: Margaret Russell b.1903
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 22 November 15 08:59 GMT (UK) »
Using the free index on Scotlandspeople you will discover that there is only one birth for a Margaret Russell in Clackmannanshire in 1903. Certainly worth paying 7.00 for 30 credits and using 6 of these to look at the original certificate. The birth cert should give you Parents names and date of marriage. If you can the locate the marriage you can use another six of your credits to look at that and get names of her grandparents as well.
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Clotworthy, McMahon, Saunderson, Culley (Ireland & Scotland)
Weatherall, Greer (Ireland & Scotland)
Hamilton, Johnston, Dawson, Rennie, Wright (Clackmannanshire)

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Re: Margaret Russell b.1903
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 22 November 15 09:10 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Isobel. That is very useful information.

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Re: Margaret Russell b.1903
« Reply #3 on: Monday 23 November 15 12:08 GMT (UK) »
Twiddling my thumbs on a miserable wet day so thought I'd try and see what could be found just using the free indices on Scotlandspeople along with the 1901 census on Ancestry. Here is what I came up with-
Only one Margaret Russell age 7-8 in Clackmannanshire in 1911
Using the second person forename option in the 1911 census index on Scotlandspeople discovered there was a John, Jessie and William in the same household. Used the same index to work out that John was age 39, Jessie age 32 and William age 6 so looked as if the parents were John and Jessie. No obvious married couple in Clackmannanshire in 1901 census so looked for a marriage between a John Russell and a Jessie and found one in Alloa, Clackmannanshire in 1902.
Looked at all girls called Jessie born in 1879 who were living in Clackmannanshire in 1901 and noted surname ( there were six). Tried each surname in turn in the 1902 marriage match on Scotlandspeople. Came up trumps with Jessie Fyfe.
In 1901 there is a John Russell born 1872 living at Kennet, Clackmannan, son of William and Hellen. According to Google Kilbagie Mill was located a Kennet so a possible good match.
There are two girls called Jessie Fyfe of the correct age in the 1901 census- Jessie P Fyfe living also at Kennet (daughter of Thomas Fyfe) and Jessie H H ( daughter of John Paterson Fyfe) living in Alloa. My money would be on the former although the Alloa marriage might link to the latter.
All of this might be a total red herring but possibly a place to start with your search.
Isobel
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Weatherall, Greer (Ireland & Scotland)
Hamilton, Johnston, Dawson, Rennie, Wright (Clackmannanshire)


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Re: Margaret Russell b.1903
« Reply #4 on: Monday 23 November 15 15:31 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much for all that, Isobel. I too spent the day searching and came up with much of the same information. I actually used credits in Scotland's People to check the marriage of Jessie's parents. They were Margaret, nee Fyfe and Thomas Fyfe, and they turned out to be second cousins. Jessie's grandmother was Janet (Jessie) Paterson and Jessie's middle name is Paterson.  I have yet to research that connection.
I didn't find John Russell in 1901 so that was helpful.
Thanks again.
Tess