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Sheila Report 23 Jun 2013 12:20

I have been searching and searching for information on my mum`s family. I am really getting on well and have found lots of information on Scotlands People. The trouble is, I am at a complete dead end and don`t know what to do next. Sarah Scott married Walter Jack on 12th July 1923. I am trying to find out if they had children.Sarah was my gran`s sister. I remember talk of a John Jack and there was a family fall out. There was a cousin.Gordon Paterson. who was at the same school as me ( Croftfoot Primary )in the 60s. His mum was Aunt Sadie, they lived nearby but we never spoke for some reason. Gordon and his family moved away...I don`t know where. I think Sarah and Walter must have had a daughter and this could be Aunt Sadie. Gordon Paterson would now be in his late fifties and I would really like to find him. Everybody on here is so helpful and I hope that somebody with experience can help me. I have exhausted births and marriages on SP and really wanting to get over this brick wall.


Potty Report 23 Jun 2013 14:04

Have you tried searching for them in trees on here? Or, as Gordon is probably still alive, on Facebook?


brummiejan Report 23 Jun 2013 14:48

There is this obituary shown on Ancestry - would this ring any bells at all?

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection about Sarah Sadie Paterson
Name of Deceased: Sarah Sadie Paterson
Death Date: 9 Oct 2012
Obituary Date: 19 Oct 2012
Newspaper Location: Greenock, Scotland
Spouse's Name: Alex
Childrens' Names: David, Morag and the late Gordon
Siblings' Names: Rita



Sheila Report 23 Jun 2013 16:46

Thankyou Pottie and Brummiejan. I have not tried daughter might help me with that. Greenock could be a possibility and I will explore that route. Thankyou for taking the time to help.


GlasgowLass Report 24 Jun 2013 00:57

Hi Sheila,
your best bet would be to visit the Scotlands People Centre in Edinburgh.
There are also centres at The Mitchell Library in Glasgow and Kilmarnock.

A full day at any of these costs £15 but you have unlimited access to all records, even the most recent ones.. Births/Deaths/ Marriages and Divorce records.

There is a charge for each printout but all the same embargos still apply.
EG you cannot print a birth record after 1913 but you can take detailed notes from them.



Malcolm Report 24 Jun 2013 15:34

I'm with Glasgow Lass on that. I've only used the S.P. centre at Edinburgh where the supervisors are excellent at helping people, especially beginners, to find their way. I assume there are also helpers at the library sites.

Once you get into the system it's a treasure trove of information right up to the present day.