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Visiting General Records Offiice in Edinburgh

Postby doddie » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:29 pm

On Monday 25th of July I plan to visit the General Records Office in Edinburgh. If anybody has any Scottish based queries they want looked into please let me know. If possible please keep things as brief as is practical and I will endeavour to get through as many requests as I can.

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Re: Visiting General Records Offiice in Edinburgh

Postby pollymac » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:03 pm

What a generous offer! I have some death records that I would very much like. They are relatively recent so I will send a private message. Many thanks.
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Re: Visiting General Records Offiice in Edinburgh

Postby Lesleysurrey » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:54 am

When I want to find a recent death (later than those on line - about 2007) I search for a Will most people make one, can be time consuming as you have to put a year in each time but makes it easier than visiting the few record offices which have the latest dates.
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Re: Visiting General Records Offiice in Edinburgh

Postby paulr1949 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:49 am

Hello Doddie,

Each that generous offer. I went in February and missed one census record, so will pm you with the details


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Re: Visiting General Records Offiice in Edinburgh

Postby paulr1949 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:51 am

Doh, predictive text...!

I meant to say "echo"



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Re: Visiting General Records Offiice in Edinburgh

Postby junkers » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:52 pm

Lesleysurrey: Scotland has its own legal system which is different from England and Wales and they have different records and I get the impression you are looking for English or Welsh records, there is no UK birth, marriage and death records office and the records in Edinburgh only cover Scotland.
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Re: Visiting General Records Offiice in Edinburgh

Postby jimbo50 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:48 pm

I would be very grateful if you could try and verify the childs name of the first entry on OPR Births 860/0010 0030 Carsphairn. Dated 1/1/1791. All we can make out from online jpg is it's the second child of William Gibson and Margaret Logan baptised and named...hopefully... Nathan or Nathaniel
There appears to be a border, maybe of old sellotape glue which is obscuring the pic obtained from Scotlands People. Hope I'm not too late. Have a worthwhile trip, anyway.
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Re: Visiting General Records Offiice in Edinburgh

Postby doddie » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:35 pm

Hi jimbo50, will check it out. Get back to you as soon as.

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Re: Visiting General Records Offiice in Edinburgh

Postby jimbo50 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:30 pm

That's very kind of you. Thank you so much Doddie. It's the one thing I've been wanting to do for a few years now. Hopefully it's my 3 x Great Grandfather.
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Re: Visiting General Records Offiice in Edinburgh

Postby paulr1949 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:33 pm

Hi Doddie,

I've tried to send you a PM with an attachment but the forum would not allow me to, so the information I have now and would like is below. I was at the GRO in February and failed to check the 1871 census, I was running out of time and thought I had got everything. Anything you can find would be welcome - a new set of eyes is often useful! I have been totally unable to discover Isabella’s birth record in the OPRs, and the census entry would be for Isabella (now BRYAN), John (snr) and John (jnr) - assuming that they were in Scotland then and not Ireland.

Many thanks in advance - and I hope you're successful in finding what you want there.

Paul

Isabella FERGUSON (sometimes shown as FERGUSSON) was born in Hawick, Roxburghshire, in 1846/7 to William FERGUSON and Margaret ELLIOT.
In the 1851 census they were living in High Street, with younger sister Jean (1848/9).
In the 1861 census, she was 14 and a Wool Hosiery worker (Mill). An older sister Margaret was also recorded, aged 16 and also a mill worker, as were two younger siblings Thomas (3) and Martha (1). In this census Jean was now shown as Jane, whilst Isabella had been recorded as Isobel in 1851.
In 1861 they were living at 3d Back House, High Street

About 1869, she married John BRYAN, born in Arnold, Notts in 1842, and in 1870 they had a son John in “Scotland”. They then moved to Balbriggan, Ireland where daughter Elizabeth (my GG grandmother) was born on 17/8/1872, followed by James (1874), Isabella (1876) and Jane (1878). After this, the family moved back to Arnold, Notts, and had Annie (1882), William (1883), Thomas (1886) and Sarah (1887). John Bryan (senior) died in 1888. Isabella (snr) died in 1918.
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