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First I set up a series of folders on my hard drive. For example, they
The point is...whatever you will want to save. At a later date you can go
and insert other files in any of these files...You could put WILLIAM and
ROBERT under Lawrie, for example.
Then when a note comes in that you want to save you can do one of the following:
1. Forward it to yourself and then deal with it later. (Sometimes
I do this to keep a particular note 'at the bottom' where it won't get
2. Copy the note. Then pull down from File to New Text Document.
A simple-text blank sheet opens. [This is on a Mac. I would guess that
you can go open Notepad on your PC and accomplish the same thing.] Paste
the note. Save the Document in one of those files above.
3. Copy the note. Open a new Word Processing Document. (Mine
happens to be Claris but I am guessing that whatever you use would work the
same way. Paste the note. Save the Document in one of those files.
The advantage of 'Version 3' is that you can change fonts, center, etc.,
where with the Simple Text/Notepad you can only get the words down as is.
Have I been clear? If not, ask me again. Maybe I can reword it or be more
explicit about PC if you need that.
Kristy in OR
Thanks for the information. I have not checked the census as of yet,
but will be making a trip to the local FHC within the next week. If
no luck there, I will email the East Ayrshire Library.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ross Lamb <ross.lamb(a)xtra.co.nz>
Sent: Monday, May 31, 1999 9:02 PM
Subject: Saving Digest Letters
I don't know what software you are using, but I just copy to folder or move
to folder which sends the message to the appropriate file in my Outlook
Stuart Livingstone Brown - studor.brown(a)ns.sympatico.ca
I copy and paste to a word-processing file set up for just this
purpose, inserting a brief bold heading for each item - I see it's up to page
40 in half a year!
Next step is to work out a way of indexing it for retrieval!
Ross in Wellington
Bonnie Joy wrote:
> Would you explain how I can save just one item from a Digest.
> Bonnie Joy
> in Melbourne.
I have a Mary KERR who married David RANKIN(E) 25 August 1840 in
Kilmarnock and died age 66 at Crawlaw Farm, Loudoun, 9 Aug 1884. Census
indicates that she was born in Dalry ca. 1818.
I had thought she could be the daughter of Robert KERR and Margaret
WORKMAN of Dalry. Mary and David had a daughter Margaret WORKMAN RANKIN
born 26 Dec 1842 at Wardneuk Farm, Kilmarnock, who married her 1st
cousin, John CRAIG, in 1864: John Craig, aged 24, Eastwood, Father John
Craig, quarryman, deceased, Mother Agnes Craig, M/s Rankin - Maggie
Rankine, spinster, cousins germain, 21, of Goatfoot, Galston, Father
David Rankin, farmer, Mother Mary Rankin, M/s Kerr."
Craig family documents based on research done nearly 100 years ago give
Maggie's middle name as Workman.
Sorry I can't help you with the DOUGLAS link, but do you have your
Robert and Margaret WORKMAN KERR's children for sure? The IGI gives 25
listings for children born in Dalry to Robert KERR from 1797 to 1829
(including a Mary christened 23 Feb 1817), and there is an IGI entry for
the marriage of Robert KERR to Margaret WORKMAN in Dalry in 1797. I
haven't yet ordered the LDS film and physically seen these OPR entries.
Iain Kerr posted a message 28 April to me and Irene DOUGLAS
<mackindo(a)globalnet.co.uk> about the marriage of a Robert KERR and
Margaret WORKMAN and their children Bryce, Robert, Margaret, Jean,
Agnes, Mary and Janet. This indicates that Mary was born about 1809 (not
1818) at Auchengree, Beith and died there at age 66 in 1875. This would
disprove the connection of my Mary KERR RANKIN to these parents.
However, I'm convinced there is some connection as John and Margaret
WORKMAN RANKIN CRAIG had a Bryce KERR CRAIG, Matthew BRYCE CRAIG, Mary
KERR CRAIG and a Robert KERR CRAIG.
Sorry I've probably got more questions than answers about MY link to
Robert KERR and Margaret WORKMAN<G>
Cape Cod, Mass
> Has anyone got and Kerr & Douglas links.
> Robert Kerr married Margaret Workman 1797 Dalry
> This is the family I am looking for, the relationship being with Margaret
> Workman, though at a guess it could be a Kerr link.
Has anyone got and Kerr & Douglas links.
Robert Kerr married Margaret Workman 1797 Dalry
The 1851 census for Auchingree, Dalry shows the following
Margaret Kerr (Workman) aged 74 yrs
This is the family I am looking for, the relationship being with Margaret
Workman, though at a guess it could be a Kerr link.
The following were nieces/nephew of Robert Kerr or Margaret Workman
Robert K Douglas Aged 11 yrs born Greenock, Renfrewshire
Margaret Douglas Aged 9 yrs born Dalry, Ayrshire
Mary-Jane Douglas Aged 3 yrs born Dalry, Ayrshire
John Douglas Aged 5 yrs born Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Does this Douglas family ring a bell?
Try writing/emailing Jill McColl the helpful local historian
for North Ayrshire based at Ardrossan Library HQ.
Email address for Jill and a list of all the genealogical resources held
there are available from
I can think of no way of keeping just one email in a digest
apart from using copy/paste into a new email and send to yourself.
I do not use digest on any of the lists I use, is there another way of
doing this that could help Bonnie?
Melbourne was my favourite city when I visited Australia in 91, where we
took a AT & King tour up the east coast with my rellies from Boronia.
Would you explain how I can save just one item from a Digest.
I am using Netscape Communicator and I particularly wish to transfer
your Chapman Codes, Gedcoms and Genealogical Abbreviations into one of
my local mail folders.
Thank you for the help you provide on the list.
[researching Ferguson, Kerr, Welsh, Vass, Gemmel in Ayrshire]
Please help with my puzzle. Sorry that this is long, but I don't know what
to leave out..
A George SPENCE was on the 1841 Census for Stoneykirk, Wigtown, in
District 6, Culgroat (?):
George Spence, 35, Ag Lab, Ireland
Juddie Spence, 35, Ireland
Mary Spence, 14, Ireland
**Elisa Spence, 7, Ireland
Robt Spence, 5, Y (born 4 June 1836, Stoneykirk, Wigtown Parents George
Spence and Judiah McKie on OPR)
William Spence, 1, Y (in Wigtown)
Elisabeth Blair 70, Ireland
The record for Robert's birth is the only one I have found so far.
My problem is that what I believe to be the adult Robert Spence and William
Spence gave their father's name as George and their mother's name as Mary
BLAIR, the name that appears on what I believe to be their marriage
The adult Elisabeth Spence's mother's name was given as Mary KELLY by her
daughter Elisabeth Neil, m/s Spence, who signed with an X, on the Newton
Ayr 1891 death certificate for Elisabeth m/s Spence, wife of William
CURRIE. It is possible she did not know her grandmother's maiden name.
Mary Spence married John MCDONALD in 1849, Inch, Wigtown. John is said to
be from Kirkmaiden on the 1861 census for Kirkoswald. (Kirkoswald was
William Currie's birthplace.) They had children in Maybole and Dundonald.
Mary m/s Spence McDonald was 33 in 1861, said to be born in Stoneykirk.
George Spence, Judiah (recorded as Julia), and the two boys appear to be in
the 1861 census for Saltcoats, Ardrossan, with Robert, 23, Ship's
Carpenter, & William, 19, Ship's Carpenter, both said to be born in
A George Spence, 65, died in 1867 Saltcoats, having a wife named Mary
BLAIR, who signed the record. His parents were given as William Spence,
butcher, & Catherine Goldie.
What happened to Judiah McKie?
Another George Spence, 64, died in Ayr, a widower, and a pauper in 1867.
No details given of his parents.
I have so far been unsuccessful in a search for either Judiah McKie's death
record (after 1860) or Mary Blair's death record (possibly after 1870, as
there was a Mary Spence, 67, widow, grandmother, resident with Elisabeth in
1871). And I do not know where the name Mary Kelly might figure in.
Elisabeth m/s Spence Currie was 21 in 1855, said to be born in Stoneykirk.
I can follow her from this date to her death in 1891.
A Robert Spence, 24, Ship's Carpenter, Saltcoats, gave George Spence and
Mary Blair as his parents on his marriage to Janet Fulton in Ardrossan in
1862. Neither parent was said to be deceased.
A William Spence and his daughter Agnes were living with Elisabeth in 1881
Newton Ayr. This William, 28, Shipwright, gave his mother's name as Mary
Blair on his marriage to Isabella McCallum 1869, Greenock. His father
George Spence was said to be deceased.
I realize that there may be more than one George Spence family, but I have
so many indications that this is the right one. Because of the age
difference, I have considered that Mary and/or Elisabeth might have had a
different mother from the boys, one who perhaps died in Ireland.
Does anyone have any information about McKie or Blair from Ireland but
resident in Stoneykirk or Ardrossan?
Or a late-in-life marriage between a Mary m/s Blair Spence to a Kelly after
1871, possibly in the Newton Ayr region?
I sent for the Stoneykirk records. The birth of Robert is definitely to
George Spence & Judiah McKie, registered late, but there.
Any suggestions gratefully accepted!
In Michigan, USA
I haven't posted my interests for a while. Before I take a break from the
list, one more try.
John CLARK & Janet RAMAGE, married 9 June 1826, Stair, Ayr
son Thomas CLARK, b. 1832 in Craigie, Ayr,
married 1851(with banns in Riccarton, Ayr, & Symington, Ayr,)
Jean (Jane) GARDINER, b. 1828? Edinburgh, whose parents were
James GARDINER & Mary MCNIDER.
The Thomas CLARK family in Newton Ayr in 1861.
Janet Ramage, born in Sorn, of James Ramage, who may be the 100 year old on
the 1841 census for Sorn, and Margaret LOVE, according to death record.
Mother may actually be Margaret Henderson.
John Clark, born in Riccarton, possibly of James CLARK, 75 in 1841
Riccarton, and Margaret BOYD.
In Michigan, USA
I haven't posted my names in a while. Before I take a break from the list,
one more try.
I have an interest in a John CURRIE, possibly of Campbelltown, Argyle, who
may have married Sarah or More CAMPBELL, of Killean & Kilchenzie, also
Argyle, in 1816. If this is the right couple, they were in Kirkoswald,
Ayrshire, by 1831, John 45, and Sarah 40, with what appears to be children
I know the last two were twins. My line continues with William, who
married Mary MURDOCH and Elisabeth SPENCE.
John CURRIE was recorded as born in Ireland on the 1841 census for
Kirkoswald and Sarah was apparently deceased by 1841. There were several
Campbell families in Kirkoswald but not any other Currie families that I
In Michigan, USA
I read with interest your message about a volume of the Ayrshire collections.I
have several ancestors who were ironstone miners and coalminers in Ayrshire,
particularily in the areas of Auchinleck,Lugar and Old Cumnock.Any information
would be very welcome.The familes concerned with this area were:
researching in Scotland:
BAILLIE/MEEK/DUNSMORE/-W.Lothian,Lanarkshire & Ayrshire.
Any PENUEL/PENIEL/PENNUEL/PANUEL/PENWELL/PENWALL/& variants as a given name or
SMITH/MCPHAIL/MCTAVISH/SINCLAIR/DEWAR-Argyllshire,Renfrewshire & Lanarkshire.
BURDON/HUNTER/BURNS/ALMOND/HERDMAN-Northumberland & Durham
ELLIS/BROWN in Kent & Bedfordshire
I've an email in my sent box 15-May-99 to you with those very details. Shall
I resend! If there's any problem get back to me.
_--_|\ email hewmac(a)primus.com.au
Annie Sloan wrote:
>I am trying one more time to find out how I can look up something up on the
>Ardrossan Poor Relief. I have posted this message up before but have not
>I want to know if any SLOAN family are on this list in particular ROBERT
>Annie Sloan in Oxfordshire.
I am trying one more time to find out how I can look up something up on the
Ardrossan Poor Relief. I have posted this message up before but have not had
I want to know if any SLOAN family are on this list in particular ROBERT
Annie Sloan in Oxfordshire.
My query is -
I am looking for the names of cemeteries in the Crosshouse area. Any help
Department of Government
Ph: 3365 2858
Fax: 3365 1388
Many Thanks for the reply Annie - I will keep it onfile.
Judy (Muir) Gibbs
There maybe a diffeent family but I send this for anybody interested in the
Muir and Bogg names.
>From Ayrshire Collections;
Ayrshire Clerks and Clerkships
1528 Sir Robert Muir resigned ; suceeded by
1528 Sir Alexander Jamesoun, notary public.
1540 John Bog, son of John Bog, yeoman in the king's stable
I am sure this info. will help and thanks for the reply. I will keep the
Judy (Muir) Gibbs
Your interest in Maybole caught my eye!
I have a Mary DUNLOP (?DULLOP) b 1835 in Maybole who married James CLARK, b
1833 at Kilrenny, Fife.
They moved to Addlington Lancashire (near Preston) where James was listed as
a 'Domestic Coachman', at the1871 Census, living at Water Works Stable House
with three of their children who had been born at Addlington - Jane 1862,
James 1863 and David Ailsor 1868 - perhaps named after Ailsa Craig off the
coast from Maybole.
Does this help?
Regards.... Keith CLARK
Hallett Cove, South Australia
Please NO Junk Mail via E-Mail or Post!!
Home Page: http://www.senet.com.au/~kclark
From: Judy Gibbs <mzeinert(a)ozemail.com.au>
To: SCT-FIFE-L(a)rootsweb.com <SCT-FIFE-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: 30 May 1999 8:31