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I have found Robert Donaldson and wife Margaret on the 1851 and 1861 census living in Bathgate West Lothian (Robert died 1865). The children are listed as Mary c1836 James c1838, Margaret 1842, Archibald 1845, Jessie/Janet 1851. I have managed to find the births on the IGI for the last 3 children, but no trace of the eldest 2. The census says they were all born in Bathgate, I have even been on Scots Origins and tried to find them elsewhere, but no luck. I also found the marriage for parents in Bathgate 1835 Can anyone help, or at least tell me why the children are not listed on the IGI records.

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