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Scotch marriage record of my ancestors (my Smith grandfather’s great-grandparents)

        I am one fourth Scotch through my paternal grandfather Thomas Gordon Smith (1885-1967). Posted here is the marriage record of my grandfather’s great-grandparents on his paternal grandmother’s side. My grandfather’s great-grandfather on his paternal grandmother’s side … Continue reading

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a trip to Massachusetts (and its disappointing aftermath)

    During the month just ended, I took a trip to Massachusetts to attend the American Literature Association’s annual conference in Boston, and also to take photos of personal interest from the point of view of my personal history … Continue reading

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Jane (Gilchrist) Smith (1834-1907)

    Jane (Gilchrist) Smith, wife of Thomas Smith (1837-1902), was my great-great grandmother. She was born in December 1834 in Paisley, a town in Renfrew County, Scotland which is close to Glasgow, a distance of about seven miles. Her … Continue reading

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Thomas Smith (1837-1902)

    My great-great grandfather, Thomas Smith, was born on May 25 1837, almost certainly in the village of Milton in the County of Dumbarton in Scotland. (One source confuses things by indicating that he was born in Glasgow; this … Continue reading

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