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Can look-up MIs in New Deer and Methlick,Aberdeens

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KEITH H Report 3 Jun 2006 22:30

woodys got it sue


Woody's Report 3 Jun 2006 22:33

No, John Knox is in Old Aberdeen. Went to cemetery as well, just off the Mounthooly roundabout - amazing to think over 100 years ago there was a smallpox hospital where that roundabout is


Sue Report 3 Jun 2006 22:39

Woody do you stay in Aberdeen? My Mennies were all crofters lived in the same place for years,Braicklay crofts ,Brainjohn.I think my grandad was the last Mennie brought up there in the 1920s. My Mennies have strong connections with Littlejohn from Fyvie and the Milnes from New Pistligo. It is amazing what you can find out in the library..Ellon is very good,It has parish records all the census,igi and loads of family history books.i could spend all day in there. Sue x


KEITH H Report 3 Jun 2006 22:41

its like the woody and sue show lol


Woody's Report 3 Jun 2006 22:44

Elgin Library will have stuff but there was stuff on that area - a lot of it - at the history fair in Fochabers. I concentrated on Aberdeen stuff and spent time speaking to the Inverness ones as well so didn't take much notice of info on Elgin. But look up Moray Heritage i think it is on google, if that soesn't get you on to the froup let me know, I have website written down. Also there's a library index for Moray newspapers - need to check my emails for that address. If anyone's going to York fair, Aberdeen Family history group will be there - if they don't have the answers they will do their best to find out.


Sue Report 3 Jun 2006 22:46

I think me and Woody have hijacked my own thread,LOL Sue x


Woody's Report 3 Jun 2006 22:50

No Sue, I'm in Ardersier, near Inverness. Can't get to Aberdeen often enough but going this month and hoping to meet Lesley from your area, Keith! I'm with you on the Libraries, Sue - lock me in!! Need to find some 1900's onwards now though so next time I'm in Aberdeen I'm going to go to St Nicholas House. Apparently they have all burial records for Aberdeen-shire - found that out from a Canadian couple distantly related to hubby's lot - they went there and found several little gems, then went to the Family history shop and found they were speaking to another relative!


Woody's Report 3 Jun 2006 22:52

So we have Sue! Sorry, I get carried away when I start on this, and at least on here I don't need to apologise for my strange taste in reading materials!! Got Milnes in mine and think some are from Pitsligo way, and I've got the Peathill index as well - would any of them be buried in there?


KEITH H Report 3 Jun 2006 22:57

good luck


KEITH H Report 3 Jun 2006 22:58

not on 2morr woody


Woody's Report 3 Jun 2006 22:59

Cheers, Keith, better get back to entering this census info while it's fresh in my mind. All the bye names for the fishers makes me confused!


Sue Report 3 Jun 2006 23:04

Dont apologize..its nice to hear somebody elses interest in the same areas as mine.. I didnt know that about St Nicholas House.Fancy learning that from a couple in Canada.The resourse up hear for tracing your family tree are brilliant.I have an excuse for going to Aberdeen more often now as my son has just moved into a flat at the back of Kings Street,were the FHS is.You proberly wont see me for days now LOL. I used to live in Forres about 10 years ago..but wasnt interested in my tree then. I come from Suffolk and find getting info on Suffolk and Norfolk Ancestors very hard.It is my mums side that come from this area.Its a shame that not more FHS dont have these books.Ive found the MIs very helpful and informative. Sue x


Sue Report 3 Jun 2006 23:14

Not too sure if they would be buried there.. My main one is my GG granny Margaret Milne,she was born at Bog field,New pitsligo in 1876 i knw she died in 1973 and is buried in Methlick. Im still trying to match marraiges and deaths for her siblings. But as per usual with most scottish families they emigrated to Canada. What is it with the scots and canada??. Next time you are up this way we will have to meet up. sue x


Woody's Report 3 Jun 2006 23:15

They're great aren't they Sue. What a lot of work they put in at the Fam History group, they've got several more just about ready to be printed as well including the Fraserburgh one. Apparently they'll look up others as well, in the books that they haven't finished yet. You've got the perfect excuse as you say! And you can tell your son it's just to do your history - not checking on him!!! From where the shop is you can see Frederick St, West North St and East North Street are just at crossroads, Gerrard St is along from Morrisons - these areas are where some of Keith's ancestors lived, others are in Footdee and Links St and broad St. Small world. Now I must - got info from Fraserburgh Yahoo group that expands on the freecen 1841, it's the meat on the bones!


Woody's Report 3 Jun 2006 23:21

I've got the Canada thing as well! And it looks like they built the place when they got there. Lot's of Granite workers went out, I've got 2 letters from one couple who weren't doing too well in 1932, they went to Australia and can't find any more about them. His brother stayed and I found his dtr in law on Ancestry! Think I'll be in Abdn week of 19th June - poss the Wednesday - and that's when Lesley is up as well. be great to meet up, and two heads are often better than one!


Sue Report 3 Jun 2006 23:35

If im not working i will try and meet up with you that week. Better make sure i have plenty of money aswell because if i go to the FHS i will spend a fortune. Nice chatting with you Woody ,got to go soon as i have to get up a 6.30 as i have work..thats a lie-in for me as it is usually 5.30. Catch up with you soon Sue x


Fiona Report 4 Jun 2006 12:35

Sue - Thanks heaps for finding Helen Mowat and George Webster - they are my GGGG grandparents. And Janet their daughter with them is my GGG grandmother. With George Webster, merchant, I think he may be the uncle of my George above, as age and family naming patterns seem to fit. Lol, well, since it's a bit hijacked already- lots of my father's side is from Aberdeenshire Woody, do you have any Webster, Mowat, Swanson, Cran or Sim records?


Sue Report 4 Jun 2006 17:50

Fiona There is an Elspet Cran buried in Methlick died 19 june 1919 aged 80. Is she yours? Sue x


KEITH H Report 4 Jun 2006 18:43



Fiona Report 5 Jun 2006 03:03

Sue, I haven't got an Elspet, so I'll look out for one. Thanks, Fiona