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Re: Looking for my Grandfather
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 02 January 16 19:08 GMT (UK) »
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how do you know this?

By using Scotlands People.  Searching for a death for him would match his birthyear but was not found using Aberdeen as a place of death
My grandmother told me he lived in Edinburgh and he was maybe a doctor or eye specialist, I was a young girl and I questioned her why our surnames were different?
It is over 40 years that she tried to tell me something about what had happened in her young days.


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Re: Looking for my Grandfather
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 02 January 16 19:14 GMT (UK) »
If he did die in 1986 - you will have to apply for a copy of his death cert as it is too late a death to be available for download
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Re: Looking for my Grandfather
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 02 January 16 21:18 GMT (UK) »
Annie, welcome to RC from me  :)

From Annie and Carole's info above, just some details to keep in mind if Alfred is the one you are searching for and his family is that of Charles Alexander and Mary Lovie:

1911 THOMSON, Frederick, s/o John Thomson and Barbara Simpson
married ALEXANDER, Barbara Ann Murison d/o Charles Alexander and
Mary Lovie
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/peterhead/conversations/topics/2341

2733  Pte  Alexander, Harry Missing believe killed Died 26/3/16. Born Peterhead 25/1/1898. Son of Charles Alexander, cooper, and Mary Lovie. Enlisted Peterhead. (ARRAS MEMORIAL) Buchan Observer: Killed in action in France on 26 March, Harry, fourth son of Charles Alexander, fishcurer 39 Kirk St. Peterhead http://gordonhighlanders.carolynmorrisey.com/CasualtylistC.htm

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Re: Looking for my Grandfather
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 02 January 16 23:22 GMT (UK) »
My grandmother told me he lived in Edinburgh and he was maybe a doctor or eye specialist, I was a young girl and I questioned her why our surnames were different?
It is over 40 years that she tried to tell me something about what had happened in her young days.

Annie,

This ties in perfectly with the death for 1986 as this Alfred died District of George Square, Edinburgh City.

This too would need to be ordered but all can be ordered via the site as long as you have enough credits to cover.

Someone may be kind enough & look up the directories as his name is likely to appear there.

After you establish if this is him, someone may be able to find a MI for him too.

Annie

ADDED.......Being of a profession there is likely to be an obituary which someone may find.
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Re: Looking for my Grandfather
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 02 January 16 23:48 GMT (UK) »
Annie,

Once you have a death cert........there are 3 marriages for name Alfred Alexander 1923 - 1943 Edinburgh City.

If he was married his wife's name should be on the cert. along with her maiden name providing the informant know those details.

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)

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Re: Looking for my Grandfather
« Reply #23 on: Monday 04 January 16 22:32 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 ??
I do not know if he was in the army, I have used credits at Scotlands people.gov but the death certificate was not of great grandfather.
 Where can I look to see what happens to the family after 1911. My grandfather was only 7 in 1911.
I would like to find him he was in the Peterhead area as my father was born on 1934 and then his sister in 1935 my grandfather would have been 32 years old.
I tried to see if he was married but no record in Peterhead. What did he do for a living and where was he living my grandmother worked as a maid.
Thanks for the information on his brother Harry who was killed in France when he was 18 years old. Harry was my Dads Uncle.
Many Thanks for all your replys your are awesome
Annie

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Re: Looking for my Grandfather
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 05 January 16 07:20 GMT (UK) »
As there is no name on the birth certificate you don't have much information to go on only the information passed on from your Grandmother ..If he did become a doctor or a Eye specialist I would assume he would have been at University Aberdeen or Edinburgh ..Did you manage to get a copy of his birth ?
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Re: Looking for my Grandfather
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 06 January 16 19:27 GMT (UK) »
Annie, welcome to RC from me  :)

From Annie and Carole's info above, just some details to keep in mind if Alfred is the one you are searching for and his family is that of Charles Alexander and Mary Lovie:

1911 THOMSON, Frederick, s/o John Thomson and Barbara Simpson
married ALEXANDER, Barbara Ann Murison d/o Charles Alexander and
Mary Lovie
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/peterhead/conversations/topics/2341

2733  Pte  Alexander, Harry Missing believe killed Died 26/3/16. Born Peterhead 25/1/1898. Son of Charles Alexander, cooper, and Mary Lovie. Enlisted Peterhead. (ARRAS MEMORIAL) Buchan Observer: Killed in action in France on 26 March, Harry, fourth son of Charles Alexander, fishcurer 39 Kirk St. Peterhead http://gordonhighlanders.carolynmorrisey.com/CasualtylistC.htm
 Yes thanks for these details they are helpful. The daughter Barbara Ann was she married already as she has the surname Murison? I am still searching for Alfred and his family Regards Annie.

Monica

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Re: Looking for my Grandfather
« Reply #26 on: Wednesday 06 January 16 21:52 GMT (UK) »
Annie, well spotted, hadn't noticed the surname for Barbara Ann in that 1911 marriage ref. She could well have been previously married. If you check the original image on SP, this will give you confirmation as to whether Barbara showed as a spinster or a widow  :)

At least, you have her parents' names from that which will help you confirm details further.

Monica
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