Re: Help in research - Joanne Harley
Subject: Re: Help in research
From: Joanne Harley
Date: June 06, 2000

    I have been on that very exact mail list and, boy, are they strict.

    John Donaldson's Rev. War record from the SCDAH show his birth place as
England.  It may have been a mistake, but  I did find out one of his best
friends in SC was one of the Kershaws, so I looked at the English Co. they
were from with no results.

    North Britain was also another name for Scotland, and that may be what
he gave the record keeper the day he was asked about his birth place.  This
is surely hard.

    Thanks again.

----- Original Message -----
From: Marshall Britt 
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 12:13 PM
Subject: Re: Help in research

> I just looked on the LDS site and there were several John Donaldsons
listed born
> in 1745 but all of the Donaldsons were born in Scotland. Did your record
> England or
> Great Britain or just Britain?  There is a site to post British inquiries
> [email protected] and their requirements are very exact at how to put
> name in the Subject line. First you have to subscribe to the list. There
> also other
> British surname lists you can find on the rootsweb site that are not area
> specific. If I were
> you I would try to see if there is one for Scotland only.
> Just some suggestions.
> Terry
> Joanne Harley wrote:
> > Can anyone on this illustrious list suggest a way, short of subscribing
> > every single mail list in the U.K., I might try to find the birth place
of a
> > man who I know was born in England in 1745 according to his Rev. War
> > records.  His name was John Donaldson.  Someone told me to check the
> > Yorkshire area.  I did.  Found nothing.  How does one find one
> > birth record in a parish with so many parishes and so many churches.  It
> > overwhelming when I started looking at all of the churches.  His wife's
> > was Sarah.  I do not know where she was from.  I have not found them
> > over on any ship, yet!  He was in SC in 1775.
> >
> > Any help appreciated.
> >
> > Joanne H.
> >
> > >
> >

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