Archives Search Engine
Searching for: +path:scotch-irish +(+date:feb +date:1998)
- 1. Re: Deja Vu Ulster 1642 
- and I lost it. !****!~#. Edward, is this a bad word you shouldn't
- 2. Re: Scottish Left-Handedness 
- In response to Ella -- not certain about the SI population, but world-wide
it appears that about 1 in 10 are left-handed. More boys than girls
(having so said, I'm a female lefty !). Many hypotheses, including a
genetic predisposition (the Kerr's, for example), but not enough solid
anything to make a case.
One in three US Presidents and one in four US astronauts have been
left-handed. Perhaps someone knows how many have a SI heritage? In the
same line of thought, Juanita College in Darby, PA offers
- 3. RE: Surname lookups please 
- My ribs hurt from the laughing. I think I'll try that on a couple of
other lists...but few people on them are looking for the meanings or
origins of the names. Maybe they should since they're discussing the
Buchanan's on the Pennsylvania Dutch list.
of the RG>My god girl, where do you live??
RG>Don't large libraries have those little
RG>dinger/ringer systems as you walk out?
RG>And our small library has a built in
RG>guilt and tar and feather system.
RG>Could some kind soul please look up the ori
- 4. Maryland's Potato Famine 
- And the Governor of Maryland is Parris GLENDENNING...think he may be
SO>Bettie instead of talking about the KKK rally you should be
SO>sharing the news theta the Maryland Legislation has mandated that
SO>the Irish Potato Famine WILL be included as part of the history curriculum
SO>The point being there are more positive things to share than the issues of
SO>the KKK and all
SO>> From: BETWEH34@aol.com
SO>> To: Scotch-Irish-L@rootsweb.com
- 5. Yes, they are killing Kurds 
- How true it is. Evil has taken over.
Garrett County MD.
DA>Yes, they are allowing everyone to die, including Kurds. The Kurds don't
DA>interfere with their precious oil pipe line--so everyone else, and everythin
DA>else, to the US government, is expendable. That includes us!! Believe it.
DA>David A. M. Grierson
DA>Charlotte Hall, MD USA
- 6. Re: Malcolm & Mary 
- OK, I'll ask one...
Does anyone who lives in Scotland know if there is still a South Church
in Dundee? And if so, would you venture to give me an address???
JO>Just remember though, it takes a lot of maturity to
JO>ask dumb questions and they often need to be asked,
JO>because for everyone who asks one, there are 10 other
JO>people who want the same answer but don't have the
JO>nerve to ask.
JO>> > Get the facts and no "shooting from the hip".
JO>> Well said, mat
- 7. Re: McCRYSTLE & Medical Education 1850s 
- The sordid details weren't boring, just the other stuff.
MA>children. He practised Medicine in Freemantle, just south of Perth.
MA>Their saga continued, but I won't bore you all with the sordid
MA>details this time...
- 8. Re: Ambidextrous 
- I took the test and found the same results...saw two fingers with both
eyes, off to left and right with one or other eye closed.
Does this mean we're related??
JR><< Point at something across the room.
JR> Close your left eye. Does your finger still line up with the object? If
JR> so, your right eye is dominant.
JR> If not, open your left eye and close the right one. Does your finger now
JR> line up with the object? If so, your left eye is dominant. >>
- 9. Currency Value 
- Don't know about 1951, but in 1961 it took $2.80 to buy a pound in
England. So that would be $131.60, I think. Math is my weak side.
TO>Does anyone know of a web site that I can find out how much 47 pounds in
TO>was worth in US dollars in 1951. I need this information to include in
TO>my family history.
TO>Thanks for your help.
- 10. Re: re Second Sight 
- I keep wishing one of these ancestors would come haunt me and fill in
some details. I would especially like to meet the GGrandfather who had
the 26 kids. He must have had some kind of sight..hind or otherwise.
ME>My sister has had ancestors appear in dreams and tell her to go to
ME>certain courthouses to get records. And in one dream, a great uncle
ME>(whom we had never met) argued with the grandmother urging the
ME>search. Turned out that great uncle had defrauded the grannie of some
ME>land -- a
- 11. Re: More On Riding The Goat 
- Hey, that fellow in the white house is probably of Scottish descent.
His real name was Blye or Blythe. He's somehow connected to the
Hamiltons...but not my Hamiltons.
JO>However he does exhibit a number of goatish qualities
JO>himself, as did both of his parents. But goats are
JO>sturdy people. We need 'em, though not necessarily
JO>in the White House.
JO>> Yep. But I don't think that was a goat he was
JO>> ES>Was that Clinton feller a roades
- 12. Irish records 
- Since I haven't found any Irish or even S/I in my family tree, I've been
remiss in learning anything from the helpful messages concerning
research in North Ireland.
Now I've been trying to help my sister in law. What she wants to know
is: How does one find records on ancestors born ca. 179-1822? She knows about
the destruction of the old official records but wonders if the Parish records
are available, if she needs to know the parish and are these records available
at the LDS FHC.
- 13. Re: Sordid details and sour pusses 
- Very interesting and probably so.
Sometimes on this list I smile all evening.
SJ>> Is there a reason why no one smiled on the old pictures? Wm. A. Hamilton
SJ>> had 26 known children, was known as a Ladies Man, and was just married
SJ>> to his third wife who was 16 years his junior, when the tintype was taken.
SJ>> You'd think he'd be all smiles but looks very dour, (I think that's the wo
SJ>> The new wife looks none too happy either.
SJ>I can understand *her* not looking too happy!
- 14. Re: Term of Contempt 
- And after you've read the first one, "The Outlander", let us know what
your opinion was.
KB>...and *my* husband thinks these books are just ducky also! He considers
KB>himself quite the dour Scot that he is, but admits these books bring a bit
KB>of emotion to the coarse soul. ;-} So, John, try them!
KB>>Laura is right, John. And Oh, those steamy love scenes that occur here
KB>>and there would definitely catch your interest, John. My husband is not
KB>>a Wuss and he is on the
- 15. Rain Rain Rain 
- I think we need to say a prayer for all those in California.
God be with you.
DP>Rain is all it just goes on and on, not bad considering the north, I am in
DP>Vislaia, a little wind not much I think it has pretty much missed us,
DP>except for lots of wet wet wet stuff..
- 16. RE: Fight Nice 
- I'll second that, Rob.
RT>Boy I was really getting worried there for a while. This whole list was sta
RT>to sound like a mutual admiration society. Everyone was politely thanking
RT>everyone else, telling them what good and useful work they were doing,
RT>complimenting their knowledge and research. We were even exchanging
RT>recipes, for Pete's sake!
RT>Thank goodness (and John and Edward) for a return to the norm. I was on
RT>the verge of unsubbing due to all of this har
- 17. Re: Parenting traits of the SI 
- I think I see a connection here. Edward's article in the Journal about
the decline in membership during periods of Labor Party dominance in
goverment might just be caused by people relying more on government for
the solution to their problems and less on God.
JC>> cc: IN:firstname.lastname@example.org
JC>Ten years ago I would have told you it was alive and well in Texas.
JC>Now, I am not so certain. Wish it were so all over!
JC>> What ma
- 18. Re: Scottish Left-Handedness 
- Oh, I forgot Becky, daughter of the lefthanded son mentioned earlier.
- 19. WHAT??? 
- I can think of only one valued member who quit but he can be found on
the all Scottish list. Not only are the members of this list super
helpful but they've become good friends. And you'll never learn about
the ancestors' history on another list of just names and dates.
Topics come and go and we're enriched by each one...except maybe the
Princess Di joke.
CO>I wonder if our host couldn't put up a second newsgroup/mailing list
CO>that limits itself strictly to research. This one could carry on as
- 20. Tour of Scotland 
- ME>> > << Edward's church at Dalkieth, a visit with Gordon in Aberdeen, the
ME>>.Get your passports, everybody.
ME>> Please count me in...I have my passport ready!!!
ME> I can hear Edward quaking in his shoes! Especially after the
ME>story about the church full of people rolling in the aisles .
Linda, we may not have that much to laugh about if you don't go.
- 21. Re: General Munro/David MacLea (McClay) 
- I SECOND THAT!!!!!!!
JO>Edward, John, I hope you all won't take this off the
JO>list. I'm sure I'm not the only one who is learning
JO>a lot from this discussion. I'm enjoying it and
JO>pleased that you are both being reaonably polite.
JO>Thanks for the history lessons. Let them continue.
- 22. Re: scotish church records contents question 
- Edward goes into this in detail at the second website added to his
signature line...his article in the church journal. Well worth reading.
JR> And what about chruch attendance these days relative to general
JR>population? When I was in Scotland (Montrose) for six weeks in early 80s,
JR>attendance was very poor and the pastor was sad about it. He said people sti
JR>were nominally Christian in that they came to church for baptism, weddings a
JR>funerals and sometimes on easter but not much else. Th
- 23. Re: Scottish Left-handedness 
- My son, whos mother was a Hamilton, has been left handed from birth. No
one ever tried to make him change. His handwriting is absolutely
ME>> I would be interested to
ME>> know how much of this still prevails in the Scots-Irish population as comp
ME>> to the "general population" (whatever that means!) Does anyone have any
ME>> knowledge/insight on this?
ME>Left handedness runs in our family but nuns don't. Your relative was
ME>lucky to be allowed to write with his left
- 24. Professional Research 
- Try Gordon who is also on the list and lives in Aberdeen.
DM>I need some references and addresses to hire a credentialed, qualified
DM>professinal genealogist with special expertise in Scotish research in the
DM>1ate 1600s to early 1700's.
- 25. Re: Stab at a notion of who our ancestors were 
Have you been keeping something from me about Hugh Middleton? After I
spent seventy four cents to mail a letter to Wales.
What else do you have on Old Hugh?
And if he was the ancestor of my Middleton family, he just would have
love my G Grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Middleton. While BF did ok for
himself, his siblings were true hillbillies...stills and all...here in
ME>He sees two British folk cultures in the Virginias -- those younger
ME>you mention, as well as exiled Roy
CPU seconds used 0.391941