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Woody's Report 6 Apr 2006 16:05

Looking for Scottish ancestors - look for the death details as the certificate gives loads of information: Name of deceased; Date, time and place of death; age at death; name(s) of spouse(s) and if he/she is dead; Occupation; usual residence; parents names and occupations and whether deceased or not; person registering the death and relationship to the deceased; occasionally the place of burial is given and of course the actual cause of death! From that cert you can work out marriage details, occupation, birth because you know the age, if a child reg. the death etc. I think a lot of people are afraid to use Scotlandspeople because of the cost - £6 for 30 credits, but you see the actual cert and it's saved on your computer, surely that saves money. You can then just order the close family certs if you really want. Thanks for all the tips, I have a lot of 'missing' Scots who are slowly turning up and some are in England or Wales.


Thelma Report 4 Apr 2006 13:27

Great to have all this information - thank you to everyone who has generously supplied it. I've also made a contact via the curious fox website - Thelma

Anne in North London

Anne in North London Report 4 Apr 2006 12:50

Nudge Thanks Anne in North London :)

sue t

sue t Report 27 Mar 2006 23:01



Unknown Report 26 Mar 2006 13:33

LOL Suzanne - it gets that way at times! ;>) Another site that I've found generally useful is 'The Black Sheep Index' at http:??www* It was last upgraded and revised on 17th March this year and contains info on the following - Family History Criminals Police The Great War (WW I) World War II Mining Railways CB >|<


Suzie Report 26 Mar 2006 12:11

LOL Camberwell, I found that site nd didn't realise how LONG the list was. I printed the thing!!!! Well I now have a very extensive pile pf paper!!!!! Interesting occ's though.


Unknown Report 26 Mar 2006 11:01

Puzzled about old occupations? The following site lists alphabetically and gives access to info on a long list of occupations: http://www*rootsweb*com/~jfuller/gen_mail_occ.html CB >|<


Kerri Report 25 Mar 2006 11:07

If you are looking for a family that may have gone to SOUTH AUSTRALIA try - BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA ( BISA ) SOUTH AUSTRALIANS 1836-1885 Information submitted so may have mistakes but can be very useful Kerri


William Report 23 Mar 2006 17:30

Nudge :-)))


Breezy Report 23 Mar 2006 15:34

Hi Andy, What a great idea, being a newby, I'm nudging this for future use.

Computer Blonde

Computer Blonde Report 23 Mar 2006 14:27



Unknown Report 7 Mar 2006 20:04

Sorry Guys This is an amazing thread and I am up to page 2 and need to go out. I am nudging this so i don't lose it. Will delete this message later on my return


Sue Report 6 Mar 2006 14:24

Thanks for this, a really useful collection of bits! Suex

Chris from Kent

Chris from Kent Report 2 Mar 2006 16:53



Jeannie Report 28 Feb 2006 11:58

Great site Thanks a lot


Samian590 Report 19 Feb 2006 21:29

sounds great thread nudge now to read later


Brit Report 19 Feb 2006 21:02

nudge for Emma


Elizabeth Report 16 Feb 2006 15:52

The Genealogist's Internet by Peter Christian 3rd ed 2005 is highly recommended. Like the book previously mentioned it has an internet site which contains links to all sites mentioned. Borrow the book from your local library


Unknown Report 8 Feb 2006 13:56

If you've ever wondered whether or not you had Church of England Clergy in your ancestry, this site could help you find out - http://eagle*cch*kcl*ac*uk:8080/cce/personQuery/index.html


Alan Report 7 Feb 2006 12:07