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 Genealogy - Help Needed
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My name is Ian MacRae and I am currently researching my family tree.

My Great Grandparents were Duncan MCrae and Margaret Morrison Married in Rosemarkie Ross and Cromarty on the 27th May 1870.

I am having difficulty in tracing Duncan's birth which I believe to be about 1850.Can anyone help?
Duncan's Death cert shows his parents to be David MacRae and Sarah McPherson.

Any help would be much appreciated

Query posted by : Ian MacRae

18 Mar 2004 at 19.42
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Not sure I can help but we are looking into the same family.
1855 was the year that registrations became compulsory in Scotland, before this date it was only recorded in the Parish Records, but it was not required.
After having spent many an hour in the Records Office looking at every entry for all the spellings I am no further back than you.
Duncan and Margaret's children have also been giving me the runaround. 5 confirmed and 3 maybes.
I am from Donald Angus McRae, I would be interested to know which child you are from.

Reply posted by : Stuart Hepburn

7 Jun 2014 at 16.14
Hi Ian,
I am not able to offer any help at the moment as I am having the same problem with the same family. The Official records did not start until 1855 so an 1850 birth will only be in the OPR's, but I had no luck there. I tried to find any siblings who might have been born 1855 or later but with no luck. I have also tried to find the death cert for his parents as this might help, but also no luck.
I see I might have a problem with names that might be giving me a problem. I have Duncan's father as a Donald not a David but I can't find all my notes to check, if I am wrong that might explain why I can't find him.

Duncan is my GG Grandfather and I am from Donald Angus McRae.

Stuart Hepburn

Reply posted by : Stuart Hepburn

4 Oct 2014 at 13.55
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