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Cynthia Report 21 Apr 2013 15:33

Doubt it would get read Ann.

As you know, I've been doing this for years - only decided recently to post on the threads and say that I have sent a message. :-)


mgnv Report 20 Apr 2013 22:58

I think your next step is to buy some credits on SP and thence get Robt & Isabella's m.cert - this would name their parents, and you should be able to find them in 1911, most likely.


AnnCardiff Report 20 Apr 2013 22:08

might be a good idea Cynthia if we had a "stickied post" on how to return to a thread


Cynthia Report 20 Apr 2013 18:47

New poster - friendly message sent on how to return to thread. :-)


Reggie Report 19 Apr 2013 13:27

Scottish info can be found on Scotland's people website

It is pay-to-view. so lookups are not on offer

Once you know the birth years and parents' names of the grandparents, you should be able to find them in censuses, which are on FMP and Ancestry (up to 1901)
1911 census is ONLY on SP

The marriage cert for Robert & Isabelle will give you the necessary details


Nita61 Report 19 Apr 2013 13:18

Hi all, I am desperately trying to trace my husband's Scottish relations. His father's name is James (Jim) McEwan, born October 1932. His parents were Robert & Isabelle and he had a brother named Adam and a sister Isabel who married John Murdoch. I would appreciate any help at all.

Many thanks