Bruce and all
Hopefully ether way, Murray can find out more data about when Hugh Reid
married Elizabeth Boyd - in what appears to be Ayr (town), Ayrshire.
I do not have many Boyd families from Ayr (town), but I do know that in the
1691 Hearth Tax list there must have been about 30 Boyd families living
there. At this time, I do not know their origins.
But like most Scots, if you have an location it does not mean that their
parents came form the same location, either, as they seemed to have "roamed"
a little - even for the 1700's and earlier.
I can't wait until Murray tells us the next chapter!!
From: Bruce McDowall
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:58 PM
Subject: [AYR] Re: Scotland
Correct, the LDS film number only applies if you are using FamilySearcch.
When Murray asked about searching online, I assumed on that basis that he
meant using FamilySearch.
You certainly can use Scotlandspeople to search OPRs.
Once logged in, you select 'Search our records', then 'Advanced people
Then click on 'Church registers', and select the record type from the
That brings up the search page.
There are a few tricks involved in getting the best out of the search
engine. Some trial and error is likely for a time, before you get the hang
Of course, with Scotlandspeople, you need to use credits to view and
download images, but its immediate and good value. For those of us who find
it convenient to visit a Family History Centre, the free service is nice,
especially when it comes to multiple image downloads.
On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 4:18 PM Mike Boyd <mikejboyd(a)bigpond.com> wrote:
I have never searched "Scotlandspeople" website for an OPR, but try it
If that fails go and ask your local Library. You can look at the Index
"free" - without any credits - if I remember a recent genealogical
The FHL film number would be for the LDS Church records and not
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