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John Cameron: Birth Place - Help Please!
« on: Thursday 02 February 17 01:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi there, I was wondering if anyone could give any advice on tracking down a place of birth of someone.

I have recently become eligible to apply for British citizenship as my father was Scottish. However, the forms require me to enter my grandparents information, including the town of their birth.

My father was estranged from his parents (who are both now dead), and while I have my father's birth certificate and know my grandfathers date of birth, name, wife and children names, his occupation and date of marriage I have been unable to find the town of his birth. To track down my grandmother's details, I was able to enter her name into Scotland's People website along with her year of birth and her birth town appeared alongside the option to purchase her birth certificate. However, my grandfather's name was John Cameron (with no middle name) and in 1934 (his birth year) there were dozens of people born all over Scotland with that name.

No gynecology sites appear to have tracked our family, I have already tried that option. Please let me know if anyone has any other methods to track his birth place down - given the information I have.

Thanks so much!

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Re: John Cameron: Birth Place - Help Please!
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 02 February 17 02:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi B & welcome to RC  ;D

Can you please give us the names of your grandparents & all the details you can from the marriage cert. please (assuming they were married in Scotland)?

Where were they married would be the 1st thing to look at & what were the addresses of each on the marriage cert?

What were the names of their parents given on the marriage cert. as this will help locate them in census records?

Depending on his father's occupation he may have moved around?

Did any of the children have any unusual or less common names which would be easier to look for?

Do you know any of their yrs of birth or guesstimates & names in order of eldest to youngest which can be compared with RD of births?

Please do not post the names of any possible living people though, only people you know to be deceased.

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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

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Re: John Cameron: Birth Place - Help Please!
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 02 February 17 06:09 GMT (UK) »

No gynecology sites appear to have tracked our family, I have already tried that option. Please let me know if anyone has any other methods to track his birth place down - given the information I have.

Thanks so much!

Um, I think you might mean genealogy?  ;)

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Re: John Cameron: Birth Place - Help Please!
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 02 February 17 12:54 GMT (UK) »
Is Um a word?
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Re: John Cameron: Birth Place - Help Please!
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 02 February 17 13:00 GMT (UK) »
Hi BCameron,
are you in the USA?
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Re: John Cameron: Birth Place - Help Please!
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 02 February 17 14:46 GMT (UK) »
Is Um a word?
Maggsie

It's an interjection.

BCameron,
Does the form specifically ask for town of birth? A birth would have been registered in a district. Do the forms ask you to supply your grandparent's birth certificates?

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Re: John Cameron: Birth Place - Help Please!
« Reply #6 on: Friday 03 February 17 00:52 GMT (UK) »
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

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Re: John Cameron: Birth Place - Help Please!
« Reply #7 on: Friday 03 February 17 01:40 GMT (UK) »
Is Um a word?
Maggsie

Always pays to research before asking questions like this, Maggsie.

As pointed out by Ruskie and Merriam-Webster it is an interjection. It is used to indicate a hesitation/pause.

M-W points out that its first know use was in 1672.

Annie, your equivalent is 'erm' I believe, yes?

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Re: John Cameron: Birth Place - Help Please!
« Reply #8 on: Friday 03 February 17 02:30 GMT (UK) »
Annie, your equivalent is 'erm' I believe, yes?

Jamjar

Yes Jj but I think the term 'erm' might possibly be more of the 'English' way (possibly other countries too) whereas mine 'eh' is Scottish dialect (well, what I would use) as opposed to 'erm'  ;D

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"