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Help to find John Murray

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[I am trying to find out about my husband's great great grandfather John Murray born about 1837 inPeterhead . He married Joan Duthie (b.1836) and they lived around Peterhead. or maybe Aberdeen. He was a mariner (seaman) and sailed aboard a sailing ship the Hindustan and I have a discharge certificate dated 4th June 1880. showing his discharge from that ship. I don't have any other details except that in the census of 1881 Joan Duthie (murray) is shown as a widow. Their children were George,John,Margaret, Rebecca and William Alexander and Mary according to the1881 census. The address given was 9 Castle Lane Aberdeen. Can anyone help me with dates od death for John and Joan Murray or date of marriage as I can't get any furthet back with tracing this branch of our family.
Thanks to all who welcomed me to this site as a" Newbie".
Regards convent girl
 
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Hi Ben thanks for the speedy reply to my query. I did find the details of the baptism on 13thNov. 1836 but could not find the marriage details. I did use scotlands people website . can you tell me what the IGI is please,as i am not sure what it is? I tried to find details of his death but no luck on that either, nor of his wife's death. I may not be looking in the right places so any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks again Ben,
Regards convent girl.
 

benny1982

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Hi

The IGI is the International Genealogical Index which contains many extracted and submitted records of mainly baptisms and marriages but some burials. The extracted records were done by Latter Day Saints members and the submitted ones are submitted by researchers who have found things on their tree, although you should always be careful about these as a lot of the info can be guesswork, especially estimated ages at marriages.

The IGI is not complete and some counties have poor coverage such as Essex, Cambridgeshire, Kent and Oxfordshire. Even the extracted records can have errors. The IGI is merely a finding aid, yet it saves a lot of time searching for baptisms and marriages from scratch.

Ben
 
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