Six word Saturday: scanning the fragments of a life

Elizabeth Robertson, my 3x great grandmother exists in the birth record of her son, George, this census record and on George's marriage record. I thought I had found other records of her life, but I'm now sure that was a different Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Robertson, my 3x great grandmother exists in the birth record of her son, George Leslie, this census record and on George’s marriage record. I thought I had found other traces of her life, but I’m now sure that was a different Elizabeth.

Nowhere left to look, for now.

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8 thoughts on “Six word Saturday: scanning the fragments of a life

  1. Oh my goodness Su… My paternal grandmother’s father was born in Elgin too!!! πŸ™‚ They were the Ogilvies and there would still be family there. He moved to Leeds, Yorkshire in search of work and the rest is history”… as they say. πŸ˜‰

    • Such a small world. I’ve traced Elizabeth and George to Bishopsmill, just outside Elgin. George seems to have then moved first to Aberdeenshire, then Dundee, then Fife – which is where I’m from. Elizabeth is such a mystery – as is George’s father John.

    • Hi Catherine. I’ve just read an article in the latest NZ Society of Genealogist magazine about a German Ogilvie who has done a really comprehensive history of the family and mentions a branch from Banff – very close to Elgin. I’ll scan the article and send it to you. πŸ™‚

    • Hi. Thank you, yes I do have access to Scotland’s People and have the original census record (it’s just harder to read!) I’ve searched quite exhaustively for Elizabeth and John but none of the hits have panned out when you look at multiple records across time. I thought I’d found a trail of Elizabeth’s life, but I’m now certain it was a different woman. Cheers, Su

    • Hi Doda. These ancestors seem to have truly slipped away from me. I’m quite sad really; I so wanted to be able to tell my father a longer history of our family name. πŸ™‚

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