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We have now included a link with the Scottish Tourist board site 'What's on in Scotland'

Rather than picking out certain events you can now see everything that is going on in Scotland.

Just click on this heading to access the website.

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2018 Newsletter
posted on 15 January, 2018 at 12:47pm

We are presently preparing to put together a new newsletter which we would like to publish mid year.
We know that nearly everybody will have items of news that other people will find of interest. So we would like to hear from you whether it be genealogy enquiries, suggestions for future events or just letting us know about your family news items.
You can send any news items by e-mail as attachments or by post.
All we ask is that if you send photographs and want them returned that you make us aware.

Tracing your Ancestors
posted on 11 March, 2018 at 8:40am

NEWSFLASH To speed up access for people wanting to trace their ancestors we have added a new heading Genealogy

We have always been aware in the Society about the level of interest in people wanting to trace their ancestors.
This can be from the person who is doing it for the first time or those who have completed their family tree and wanting to look for additional information.
Since setting up our website we have been receiving enquiries from all over the world from people wanting to trace Forsyth’s and their relatives.
Previously we printed these enquiries in our newsletters but now we are proposing to publish these on our website in order to give them maximum exposure.
Only the original enquiry is being shown as there will be a number of e-mails sent in reply.
All of the people who sent in these enquiries have given their agreement for them to be published. For reasons of data protection we have removed any postal address details.
Can we ask you to look through these and if you have any further information or interest, that you contact the society, via our website, quoting the initial reference and we will pass it on to the person who made the initial enquiry.
We are always happy to publish any enquiries you might have regarding your own Forsyth ancestors. Any enquiries just send them in via our website.
Recent Enquiries
Dr Noel C Forsyth & Dorothea Forsyth
Message: I hope you can help. I am visiting the UK in July this year. My grandparents were residents of Malton Yorkshire. They were: Dr Noel C Forsyth who passed away in 1948 and Dorothea Forsyth who passed away in 1945. I would be interested in visiting their grave site/s. Can you advise where they are buried or perhaps direct me to those who can furnish that info. Thank you in advance.
Alan Forsyth
Major Maxwell Hanton Forsyth DSO MC
Dear Mr Forsyth, I am a great grandson of one R.W. Forsyth who ran a high class clothing business in Glasgow & Edinburgh. I am trying to research one of his sons, Major Maxwell Hanton Forsyth DSO MC, who died of wounds on 11th March 1918, aged 25. I have a fair amount of basic military information, but almost nothing else. Might there be any way through the Society of appealing for help?
Joseph Forsyth and Margaret Rae
I have restarted doing some family history on the Forsyth side but currently stuck at Joseph Forsyth and Margaret Rae my Great Great Grand parents.
I have been using the ScotlandsPeople site. Joseph Forsyth seems to originated from Old or West Kilpatrick. I did find a birth of a son Joseph Forsyth; with parents Joseph and Margaret born on 29 Jan 1837. This was in the Old Parish Registers Births 501/ 40 231 Old or West Kilpatrick Page 231 of 627. But I have not see the son in any formal census or death or marriage reocords.
Joseph (father) was 45 years old in the census of 1861, so birth year around 1816. He died 24 April 1889 in Dalmuir.
Children four children John (14 - correct for Great Great Grandfather, as gives 1847 for birth), Margaret (12), William (7 ), Mary(4) and Elisabeth (3).
However in a 1851 census he was 34, so birth year 1817. His wife Margaret Rae was spelt Ray (assume an error), but four children Jean(12), Mary (10) John (4 - correct for Great Great Grandfather, as gives 1847 for birth) and daughter (1). I was born in Greenock and my brief line is as follows:
Father Andrew Forsyth 1907-1997 (Mary Swales Pearson 1928 - 2001).
Grandfather Andrew Forsyth 1875-1916; (Helen Graham 1884-1930); They did not marry as first cousins.
Great Grandfather John Forsyth 1847 - 1923 (Mary Hutton 1851-1884); Married 29 December 1871 in Patrick, Glasgow.
Great Great Grandfather Joseph Forsyth 1813? - 1889; (Margaret Rae ? - 1888).
In the census Joseph and Margaret came from Ireland and his descendants from the Dumbarton/Dalmuir area.
Any help with Joseph Forsyth and Margaret Rae most appreciated.
William Forsyth marriage to Jane Todd in Glencairn, Scotland on 26 Jan 1834
Message: Hello,\r\n\r\nI am in the process of tracing back my family history, but I\'ve figuratively hit a wall in my research. Through Canadian and Scottish census data, marriage logs, and immigration forms, I\'ve found that my grandfather is a first-generation Canadian and the history before that is Scottish.\r\n\r\nI finally found a record of a William Forsyth marrying a Jane Todd in Glencairn, Scotland on 26 Jan 1834. I believe his father\'s name was William Forsyth as well, but after that, I can find nothing.\r\n\r\nCan you help me or point me in the right direction? My father is passionate about his history, and I\'m trying to trace our lineage back to the Clan Forsyth. He\'d be elated to know with certainty where we came from!\r\n\r\nThank you for anything you can do
Augustus Govan Forsythe. Guyana died in 1927
I got as much as I can. It seems like the forsythe family was very private. My dad's name is John Govan Forsythe and his dad's was Augustus Govan Forsythe,he died in 1927, he was born in Guyana, nothing of his dad is known, in those days the church kept the data on people. My cousin who lives in London told me that she had heard that the first family member first went to Peru before coming to guyana. Augustus was married to Engerita Fieudtkou. My spelling might be wrong. My dad was born on August 4th 1914. He is deceased. I hope that can help. I also think the e was added on to the name. Sometimes we would spell our name with the e and without the e. Now I think the family decided to leave the e, it was very confusing..
Adam Forsyth married Agnes Fairbairn.21\5\1773 Kelso
Message: I am trying to trace my relatives from the Forsyth side of my family,my mothers side .They go back as far as Adam Forsyth who was married on 21\\5\\1773. he was from Kelso and married Agnes Fairbairn. No other info to hand.
James Forsythe died Edinburgh 1893. Daughter Andrewina
Hi I am looking into my family history. I know my great great grandmother was from Scotland. Andrewina/Andrina Forsythe. Daughter of James.


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