Thanks for the links Dave and apologies for not responding sooner but I spent all of yesterday in the GROS (General Records Office for Scotland) in Edinburgh doing some more research :)
I'll contact them and see what transpires
Hi Dave ... thanks for the reply. Like you, I've found the more 'current' data almost impossible to get on-line :mad:
I'd wondered about his first name WALTHEW and whether it may have been WALTER but both Birth and Death finds show it as the former :(:-\
Excuse my ignorance ... but what is...
Hi NZ 'cousins'
I have TULLOCH ancestors who shipped off to South Island from Fife in Scotland back in the 1800's, I've come across a couple of rather 'odd' deaths - i.e. both on the same day : 22 AUGUST 1991 - and wonder if anyone can help further?
Beryl Ivy Tulloch d.o.b. 17 July 1903(I...
Thanks for that.
I've actually managed to get a great deal of info on this question and it appears that the chevrons were ONLY awarded for service OVERSEAS in The Great War.
I'd overlooked the fact that cousin James was born in 1896 and would have been eligible for service in 1914...
As I said in the other post, contact me by PM with your email address and I'll send a spreadsheet with all 166 recorded SANDS pre-1855 deaths in Fife for you to look through.
Wives are usually shown with their maiden name abreviated to the first four characters.
Send me a PM with your email address so I can send you full Excel spreadsheets of pre-1855 deaths in Fife (only) for the names you need.
It'll be easier than using posts here.
I appreciate it's been a while since you started this thread but I noticed you didn't get very far with assistance.
Scottish records began to be kept by law in 1855. Before that the Parish Registers were the main source for births, marriages and deaths although they didn't always...
The bubble well and truly burst when I discoverd from Annie that Hugh and his family connect the two of us by the Drummond surname only.
I have to say that, given the presence of a James Drummond 'Minister of Religion' in the family that this was the SECOND James Drummond 'Minister of...
Now here's a puzzle that I hope someone can solve for me!
One of my maternal second cousins (1897-1963) joined the Edinburgh City Police in December 1919 and served in and around Edinburgh until his retirement in April 1954 having attained the rank of Inspector.
An entry in his record of...
If you're convinced they married in Scotland you could also try the Old Parish Registers search facility on ScotlandsPeople. Not every parish kept records pre-1855 (unfortunatley) but on the other hand ... :)
Scottish record keeping began formally in 1855 and are recorded by the...
I've just searched SP for you with the names you gave from 1855-1933 and there are NO MATCHES ... sorry! Are the names spelt correctly? SP is quite a 'pedantic' site when it comes to surnames. You'll get away with the first one or two letters of a forename however as you can...
I hope I'm not double posting here ... I did reply about three hours ago but my post hasn'r appeared yet!
I can't find how to email you with a PM for the information and I would really like to get it as I have a 'cousin' from Kent who's travelling to SA this week and I'd like her to get...
I'm interested in your site and would like to submit this regarding a relation of mine:
Initials: Henry Malcolm
Nationality: South African
Regiment/Service: Royal Natal Carbineers, S.A. Forces
Unit Text: The 1st
Date of Death: 06/07/1942