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> James Henry Mcgregor, family history
McGregor
post 17th Dec 2014, 11:36am
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I am seeking any information on James Henry McGregor, born 11 September 1830 in Glasgow. He emigrated to South Africa where he then married a local girl. Fought in the Anglo-Boer War on the British side and in one of the papers I have he gives his occupation as a Stone Mason. In the same paper he also states that he served in the Royal Navy. I have no further information and need a birth certificate to help complete my family tree.
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Gordon McGregor
Windhoek
Namibia
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Jupiter
post 17th Dec 2014, 09:15pm
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Hi Gordon,
You have enough information here and Im sure an enquiry with the Registrar of Birth, Deaths and Marriages in Edinburgh will get you the info you need.
Good luck!
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post 20th Dec 2014, 01:50pm
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Could you assist me on this. How do i go about getting a Birth Certificate.
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Gordon
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post 20th Dec 2014, 06:14pm
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Hi I searched the name on ScotlandsPeople 1828-1832 and there are no exact matches.Any further info?
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post 21st Dec 2014, 01:17pm
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Hi, No nothing further to what I have got. Is there an address (Internet) where I can send my request for his birth certificate to?

Gordon
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post 21st Dec 2014, 11:11pm
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Hi,
Civil registration of births etc, didnt happen in Scotland until about 1855 , so you wont find a birth certificate for your man, The best you could hope for is a Parish Record image.
The only place you can see Scottish records is at scotlandspeople.gov.uk , where you have to buy credits to view the records. This can be expensive so you might want to consider subscribing to Ancestrys Worldwide package for a month and you can see a transcription of any censuses that he might be in. Good luck in your search.
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post 22nd Dec 2014, 10:12am
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Hi,
Thanks for the info. with the Namibian Dollar's exchange rate to the Pound being 18.50 Nam. Dollars to one Pound this will be a very expensive exercise for me. I will try.
Gordon
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post 22nd Dec 2014, 11:55am
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Re Old parish records the sites says the info given varies and is very scant.There is an example given for 1805 and each entry consists of two lines.I have credits for this site but as the birth you want is outside their dates Im afraid there is not much more to be done on ScotlandsPeople.
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post 24th Dec 2014, 09:22pm
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Hi Gordon,

You can get the birth certificate online at Scotlands People website.

Good luck.

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post 25th Dec 2014, 09:56am
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Hi laurac, did you see the cert for this man McGregor ?
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post 25th Dec 2014, 06:25pm
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The minimum cost on scotlandspeople is 7 pounds. With that you get 30 credits. In the search put in as much as you know about the person and do a search, it will tell you if there are people who make the criteria. Then you spend a credit and see how many do fit. It will list the person with where they were born and when. Hopefully you will get the correct one.


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post 4th Jan 2015, 01:20pm
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O.K. Thanks for all the advice.

Gordon
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post 4th Jan 2015, 01:37pm
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As I live in Namibia I cannot research my family history myself. How would I go about getting someone to do a bit of research for me over there?

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Gordon
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post 4th Jan 2015, 02:21pm
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Hi ,
You contact a genealogist,give them all the info you have,sit back and wait for the results, then you ask for the bill and you sit back again.
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post 7th Mar 2015, 02:57am
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Jupiter it doesn´t have to be an arm and a leg to do a family history. I have done a few trees for clients for a relatively nominal fee for the hours and costs incurred.


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