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Looking for my Grandfather
« on: Tuesday 29 December 15 19:20 GMT (UK) »
I would like to find my Grandfather. My Father never met him and I need help as I only have a name and year.
This is Alfred Alexander born in Peterhead Scotland around 1903. Please can someone help where do I begin.
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Re: Looking for my Grandfather
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 29 December 15 19:39 GMT (UK) »
The best place to start would be to get his birth certificate www.Scotland's people.gov that will give you his parent's names and their  marriage You can also look for him in the 1911 Census

Was he in the army ??






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Re: Looking for my Grandfather
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 30 December 15 00:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat

A check on the free index on Scotlands People confirms there is only one entry in 1903 for that name
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Re: Looking for my Grandfather
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 30 December 15 00:44 GMT (UK) »
I would like to find my Grandfather. My Father never met him

Hi Annie,

Are you saying your father was illegitimate?

You need your father's birth cert. to find out if his father was named even if his parents were not married.

If this is the case, your father should be registered on SP by both surnames...his mother's maiden name & his fathers surname.

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"


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Re: Looking for my Grandfather
« Reply #4 on: Friday 01 January 16 17:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat

A check on the free index on Scotlands People confirms there is only one entry in 1903 for that name
Yes my father and his sister are both in their eighties and were illegitmate my grandmother died in 1986 and there is no name on my fathers or Aunties Birth certificate.
They only new his name and were not allowed to ask about him. I have only my Grandfathers name and he grew up in Peterhead. My father and his sister would like to know more about who there Father was and time is running out. Please could someone help tell me where to go,
or where to look.
ANNIE

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Re: Looking for my Grandfather
« Reply #5 on: Friday 01 January 16 17:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi

You will need to register with Scotlands People and buy some credits.  This will enable you to download a copy of the 1903 birth cert
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Re: Looking for my Grandfather
« Reply #6 on: Friday 01 January 16 18:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi Annie as suggested you will need to get a copy of his birth certificate before you can go any further with this ...To see who his parent's were www.scotlandspeople.gov if you have not used this site before it will cost you 7.00 for 30 credits ..A birth search will cost you 1 credit and 5 to download the image as Carole said leaving you credit's to search for him in the 1911 census
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Re: Looking for my Grandfather
« Reply #7 on: Friday 01 January 16 22:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi Annie,

Alfred b 18 Apr 1903
39 Kirk St, Peterhead
Parents; Charles Alexander (Cooper) & Mary Lovie
Married 20 Sep 1883, Peterhead

The time between the marriage & Alfred's birth would suggest a large family?
A look at the 1901 census would be interesting.

Alfred looks to have died 1986 although outside Aberdeen areas.

Annie
South Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland:- Bowie, Campbell, Cumming, Currie

Ireland:- Cullen, Flannigan (Derry), Donahoe/Donaghue (variants) (Cork), McCrate (Tipperary), Mellon, Tol(l)and (Donegal & Tyrone)

Newcastle-on-Tyne/Durham (Northumberland):- Harrison, Jude, Kemp, Lunn, Mellon, Robson, Stirling

Kettering, Northampton:- MacKinnon

Canada:- Callaghan, Cumming, MacPhee

"OLD GENEALOGISTS NEVER DIE - THEY JUST LOSE THEIR CENSUS"

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Re: Looking for my Grandfather
« Reply #8 on: Friday 01 January 16 23:15 GMT (UK) »
1891 for 17 Castle St Peterhead - all b Peterhead except Mary


Charles Alexander   36 cooper b
Mary  27 b Old Deer
George  10
Mary J     4
Barbara A 1
James 23 brother
Peterhead ED 1 Page 9 Line 12
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