5300Re: George SIMPSON, Shipmaster
- Aug 21, 2010Hi Alison,
I know you are quite right and I thank you for your response. But optimism is my middle name and brick walls were meant to tumble down! haha And who knows - maybe some kind soul out there will have the information I am looking for and post it.
--- In Peterhead@yahoogroups.com, Alison Kennedy <alison2kennedy@...> wrote:
> I don't want to disappoint you but for every birth / baptism which you have
> found there are at least the same number whose birth / baptism either wasn't
> registered or the record has not survived the intervening years.Â Unless (or
> until)Â you have got some form of proof as to George's parents I'm afraid that
> you have just reached a brick wall in your research, one that you might not
> possibly resolve. Try checking census records and see if the family ever had
> relatives (of George)Â living with them who may have survived past 1855 and whose
> death (or marriage) certificates may give some assistance, or try checking other
> Simpson records to see if you can find a connection to your George through
> witnesses or informants.
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