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Old 08-09-12, 12:22
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I thought Annie Lennox was very warm and I thought a lot of her feelings were quite measured and similar to what many of us would have felt.
Yes, I thought so too. She does look a lot like my mother, which felt very odd!


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I think we have to assume that the trees are very well researched but that they just don't show it all - the researchers are likely to be as competent as the rest of us.
I'm sure the tree is thoroughly researched, it's just I wish they wouldn't always show a results list comprising of just one of two entries when they do a search and it would be nice if they didn't always say "that must be him/her then" because there was only one match!

I wish there was a disclaimer at the end of the programme: "If you are thinking of researching your ancestors, remember it's not always this easy; if you get stuck, we suggest you join a helpful website such as Genealogists' Forum"
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Old 08-09-12, 12:50
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Well, I'm very surprised they didn't mention THIS on the programme - how interesting!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-18904950

As I can't get the sound to play, I wonder was it Isabella who did the wallpapering, lol.

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(And at least I know where the croft was, not IN tomintoul at all, but on the Estate of Mar at Corriemulzie, another thing they forgot to mention)

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Old 08-09-12, 13:05
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Nice one OC.

The audio says the family were called Downie/Downy etc (sp?), there 'were eight of them' and one was called Jessie Downie who was about 80 in the 1890s and was photographed outside. I only listened once with dau gabbling all the time, so sorry if i missed anything
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Most of the wallpaper was 1900/10 ish.
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I found that video the other day but didn't have time to watch it and promptly forgot about it.

They do say the Downie family.
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Old 08-09-12, 13:15
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I looked briefly on Ancestry and there's a Downie family at number 5 in 1901 and at number 3 in 1891 - I think they were the same people, but keep getting interupted! No elderly Jessie though??
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I am getting so confused - Isabella McHardy was found 1881-1911 at Tomintoul croft/farm as a poultry keeper. But according to the BBC, Tomintoul Farm/croft, at Corriemulzie, was occupied by a family called Downie in 1891!

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Yep its getting more confusing to me too.



Someone's got their wires crossed.

On the 1911 census though its called Corriemulzie Stables.
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I looked briefly on Ancestry and there's a Downie family at number 5 in 1901 and at number 3 in 1891 - I think they were the same people, but keep getting interupted! No elderly Jessie though??
Isabella according to Ancestry transcription on the link Kiterunner posted for the 1901 census lived at 5 Corriemulgie (5 Corriemulzie - probably a lower case z and someone got confused LOL)

http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin...895285&recoff=

Have we missed something and the Downie family are related to Isabella?

They don't look too big these crofts but perhaps more than one family lived there and it was a block although in the photos and on the program and in that video it looks like one small croft/cottage/farm whatever they call it set on its own rather than stables.
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Old 08-09-12, 16:18
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I didn't get to grips with the addresses from watching the program, but are we saying the building featured in WDYTYA? and in the clip about the newspaper wallpaper is one and the same building, yet in 1901 we have:

Name: Isabella McHardy
Age: 71
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830
Relationship: Head
Gender: Female
Where born: Braemar, Aberdeenshire
Registration Number: 183
Registration district: Crathie and Braemar
Civil parish: Crathie and Braemar
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: 5 Corriemulgie
Occupation: Paultry Maid
ED: 2
Household schedule number: 44
Line: 4

Roll: CSSCT1901_65

and:

Name: William Downie
Age: 59
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Braemar, Aberdeenshire
Registration Number: 183
Registration district: Crathie and Braemar
Civil parish: Crathie and Braemar
County: Aberdeenshire
Address: Tomintoul No 5
Occupation: Crofter
ED: 3
Household schedule number: 11
Line: 4

Roll: CSSCT1901_65
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