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Russell Lynn Drysdale's Blog – May 2014 Archive (2)

John Drysdale, a lad of fifteen years of age.....

 ''The jury returned an open verdict, stating that the exact cause of the accident had not been proved, and adding an expression of opinion to the effect that, as it was deceased's first day in the pit, he should not have been left so soon to do this dangerous work alone.''

                                                       [photo courtesy Gordon Cunningham] …

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Added by Russell Lynn Drysdale on May 29, 2014 at 17:37 — No Comments

When William first posted this I nearly split laughing

When William first posted the above image I nearly split laughing ,( having known there were 40 plus Drysdale spelling variants recorded ) to me good common sense  would dictate that men with a formal education…

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Added by Russell Lynn Drysdale on May 26, 2014 at 0:00 — No Comments

Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?


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