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Jean Report 20 Oct 2012 10:49

Hi all ,
I have come to a complete standstill on my family tree and was wondering if any members could recommend any other websites to look at .
Most if not all of my family were born in Scotland and a few in Ireland so most of my searching has been on Scotlandspeople , I also have limited access to Ancestry but I still cannot find the people I am looking for.
I am wondering about Find my past , has anyone used it and if so is it expensive and what sort of records would I be able to view ?


Reggie Report 20 Oct 2012 11:05

Look at FMP's home page and find out what they offer........and what their charges are

I imagine you're familiar with the LDS site?

Who are you looking for? What info are you trying to find?


Malcolm Report 21 Oct 2012 20:32

I am in a similar position Jean. I can afford a sub to some of the other sites such as FMP but I wonder how much use they will be to me.

After working with SP i'm reluctant to trust the Mormon (IGI /Family search) sites as i've seen so many bad transcripions. Obviously they're good for guidance but I wouldn't want them as a main source.

FreeBMD is only England and Wales so no good to us.

I've just heard about "TalkingScot" a long established site which i'm investigating as a possible lead for guidance on where to go next.

5 days at Edinburgh next month! ;-)


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 22 Oct 2012 00:27 has some transcribed Scottish parish records. The link below lists the coverage by County and then parish
is a good portal – Scotland is listed under the United Kingdom & Ireland heading

Teresa With Irish Blood in Me Veins started a thread in 2007

INFORMATION ONLY for those Searching for IRISH Gen

Although it has developed into a look-up thread, a large number of Irish resources are listed amongst the pages.


Quoy Report 22 Oct 2012 05:59


one of my favourite sites and free

you can download or just search on line

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 22 Oct 2012 11:06

Sorry can't add anything new to this thread, but found Quoy's links very interesting, didn't know about those previously, so many thanks Quoy, I've bookmarked them now.
By the way, how are you Q?
Karen x


Quoy Report 22 Oct 2012 13:11

Hello Karen

nice to speak again ,life goes on ,jump on here when I can get a spare second usually very early mornings when I am alone.

the link I posted
put anything at all into the search box even old advertising fantastic site.

Go to the home page you will be amazed at the stuff they have.


Jean Report 22 Oct 2012 14:09

Thank you to everyone ,

So sorry for the delay in replying but laptop just gave up the ghost , it's pretty old , just like me , and has taken all weekend for my son to sort it out, hopefully it will last a little while longer.

I have looked at the LDS site , but not much luck with it , I will take a look at all the others , hopefully turn up something .

The people I am looking for are my grandad's brothers, Henry Moore b c 1859 and Alexander Moore b 1880 both in Glasgow. No sign after 1881 for Henry and 1891 for Alexander .

Thanks once again


Malcolm Report 22 Oct 2012 15:09

Thank you for the "" links Quoy. I will look into those. Much appreciated.


Gins Report 22 Oct 2012 18:59

1891 Scotland Census
about Henry Moore
Name: Henry Moore
Age: 48
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Margaret Moore
Gender: Male
Where born: Ireland
Registration number: 644/10
Registration district: Anderston
Civil parish: Glasgow Barony
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 91 Yorkhill Str
Occupation: Craneman
ED: 78
Household schedule number: 63
Line: 9
Roll: CSSCT1891_284
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Moore 48 <<<same occupation as 1881
Margaret Moore 44
Duncan Moore 25
Maggie Moore 18
Annie Moore 16
James Moore 14
Alexander Moore 11
Janet Moore 9
Robert Moore 7
Leah Moore 5

1881 Scotland Census
about Alexander Moore
Name: Alexander Moore
Age: 12 Mo
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Relationship: Son
Father's Name: Henry Moore
Mother's name: Margaret Moore
Gender: Male
Where born: Lanarkshire, Glasgow
Registration number: 644/10
Registration district: Anderston
Civil parish: Glasgow Barony
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 68 Clyde St
ED: 6
Household schedule number: 41
Line: 11
Roll: cssct1881_239
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Moore 40 <<Steam Craneman
Margaret Moore 38
Henry Moore 21
Duncan Moore 16
Mary Moore 11
Margaret Moore 9
Ann Moore 6
James Moore 4
Alexander Moore 12 Mo


Quoy Report 22 Oct 2012 19:04

you are most welcome Malcolm

be warned you will be there a while


Malcolm Report 22 Oct 2012 19:49

You are so right Quoy...what a fantastic resource. I've already spent over an hour trawling through those documents...Testaments especially... and have downloaded several. I recognise some of the references from my membership of the National Library of Scotland but as I live abroad this is a way to access some which I can't get online from NLS.

Thanks again.



Quoy Report 23 Oct 2012 03:09

It is great to have a fantastic resource which is free and to be able to download copies


Ron2 Report 25 Oct 2012 19:50

I've used tis an interesting site


rootgatherer Report 25 Oct 2012 20:49

Hello Jean. So Henry and Alexander are still eluding you?

There is a Dunlop tree on Ancestry with some of your Moore family on it. Is it your tree please? There certainly aren't any death dates on it for either of the boys.

There is another tree with an Alexander Moore photograph with the following text attached to it.

Photo: moore2
Category: Portrait
Description: Left home to join Scottish Regiment (Black Watch?) Possibly taken during S. African Boer war?
Attached To: Alexander Moore (1881-1945)

It was a while ago that we looked at the poor relief records, did we look for Henry and Alexander on them? I just can't remember at the minute (old age catching up with me!)

Hope you and the family are all well.

Kindest Regards


Jean Report 7 Nov 2012 10:03

Hello Rootgatherer,
Thank you for replying ,
Yes,I am back on the trail of my grandad's 2 brothers , no sign of them in Canada where one of the sisters went in 1911 or as far as I can see no sign of them in the U.S.
I think i have just about looked everywhere I can think of.
I must admit I have not done any research for a while , moved house and new granson so I have had good excuses, but I have got the bug again and am raring to go .
I can't remember if you helped look for them on the poor relief records, I know you did with my Gr.gran Margaret nee Stewart and her gr.gran Anne nee Oliphant .

If you remember the inspector visited Margaret Moore nee Stewart , in I think 1911 and listed the sons including Alexander asking " where were they " ? but he did not mention Henry .

I have not seen the tree on Ancestry with Alexander Moore and photograph, I will take a look .

I do know the Dunlop tree we have been in contact , but she knows no more than me about Alexander.

My problem is I don't live in Glasgow as you know so have to rely on lovely people like you to help, otherwise I am spending loads on Scotlands people, although i wouldn't mind if i could find them,

Family are all well, thank you, hope yours are too,


Jean Report 7 Nov 2012 10:04

A bi g Thank you to all who answered , it really is appreciated.

I have tried the resources you have all mentioned but no sign of them,



Jean Report 7 Nov 2012 14:31

Hello again rootgatherer,

Can't seem to find the tree on Ancestry you mentioned, there is only public member tree with Alexander b 1880 d 1945 but he was born in Ireland,


Just found the tree you mentioned, unfortunately not my Alexander .