Focus on Scottish death records

posted 20 Sep 2017, 00:14 by Linklines Research   [ updated 20 Sep 2017, 00:36 ]


The September issue of Who Do You Think You Are? magazine includes a 5 page article on Scottish Deaths. The article was written by Janet Bishop, our research specialist in Scotland and focuses on what can be found online, Janet does point out that there are limitations to online sources. It is certainly worth reading, Janet gives many examples showing the wealth of information that can be gleaned from the realm of available records not all of which can be found online.

Smyllum Orphanage: Lanarkshire children's home scandal revealed

posted 11 Sep 2017, 00:47 by Linklines Research   [ updated 20 Sep 2017, 00:39 ]

Our Research Director for Scotland, Janet Bishop has been working with BBC Radio 4's File on Four programme researching the Smyllum Orphanage in Lanarkshire where up to 400 children died at the Scottish Orphanage run by nuns. The children were buried in an unmarked grave, new research has revealed. 

Now research carried out by BBC Radio 4's File on Four programme and the Sunday Post newspaper, including a trawl of more than 15,000 official records, has revealed hundreds of children died at Smyllum - far more than the charity that ran it has admitted.

No details are recorded of the children's lives, apart from their names, date of birth and when they died. Causes of death include accidents and diseases such as tuberculosis, flu and scarlet fever. Some died of malnutrition. The research was carried out by Janet Bishop, she trawled through more than 15,000 official records. Most of the deaths occurred between 1870 and 1930. 

You can read the full article in the The Telegraph and Sunday Post newspapers

File on 4: The Secrets of Smyllum Park will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday 12 September 2017 at 20:00 BST. You can also catch up on the BBC iPlayer.

A new name for our partner organisation

posted 10 Sep 2017, 11:36 by Linklines Research   [ updated 20 Sep 2017, 00:40 ]

Our growing business has some exciting news to share with you.

As of today we are changing the name of our company from Borderlines Research to GenealogyUK to align with the scope of research services we offer to the individual and corporate world. Our growing Client base has enabled us to expand our research services and with our team of dedicated and accredited researchers we can offer a wide range of research disciplines to our existing and new customers worldwide.

Our old email addresses and web site are still accessible but we also have new contact details:


Our contact phone and address details remain the same:
Janet M Bishop, FSA Scot, ASGRA, Member of AGRA
GenealogyScotland
41 Meldrum Road
KIRKCALDY
Fife
KY2 5HY
Phone: 07720 239611

Ian F Marson, FGRA, ASGRA, Member of AGRA
GenealogyEngland
The Wesley Centre
Blyth Road
MALTBY
South Yorkshire
S66 8JD
Phone: 01302 238007

Who Do You Think You Are? - Live 2016

posted 14 Feb 2016, 05:22 by Linklines Research

Who Do You Think You Are? Live will be back in 2016 for it's 10th anniversary event and promises to be the biggest and best show yet.

Linklines Research will be represented by our partner organisation Borderlines Research and we will be on hand to answer your enquiries, give advice and welcome you to commission research with our long time experienced genealogists. Why not come and discuss your research requirements with no obligation and  enter our free prize draw to win My-History gift vouchers.

Gift Vouchers

posted 23 Aug 2015, 09:41 by Linklines Research

Ever had that problem of what to buy someone for Christmas? 

A Family Tree can make a wonderful gift for a friend or relative and a family tree gift voucher can be a better option for many reasons. Before starting any research it is always necessary to ask questions about the family and gain information about names and dates of events. Asking too many questions could spoil the surprise. 

Research can take a while so giving a gift voucher is ideal for that last minute alternative for that special Birthday or Christmas gift. Research is carried out by a professional genealogist from the initial consultation right through to the final report. 

Out gift vouchers are now exclusively on sale through our partners at My-History and can be purchased starting at £50 plus VAT to cover part of a research project or in multiple denominations to cover larger projects.

Doncaster Family History Day

posted 20 Oct 2011, 11:09 by Linklines Research

Saturday 29 October 2011 
10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. at The College for the Deaf, Ledger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6AY
I will be giving a talk at this event at 1pm. - Further Sources in Family History - Beyond Births, Marriages and Deaths.

Becoming a Professional Genealogist

posted 11 Sep 2011, 11:24 by Linklines Research

Careers in Genealogy: Saturday 8 October 2011, 2pm. A half day course at the Society of Genealogists, London, with Ian Marson. Click here for full details

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