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Family Connections: Bruce-Gowans-Falconer-Baikie
Hello: My mother's great grandfather Alexander A. Falconer married Jemima Mitchell Bruce in 1890. Jemima's mother was Margaret Sutherland Bruce (nee Baikie). Jemima returned to Orkney an died in Newdale in 1936. Her nephew John Gowans of 13 South End, Stromness signed Jemima's birth certificate. Does anyone know anything about the family/families? I'd appreciate any leads. With thanks.
on 20 July 2007
Hello Wilma I did my own family tree some time ago and the names you mention aren't in my tree, but there's a couple of sites that might be of interest. There's www.cursiter.com and here in Kirkwall we have the very good Orkney Family History Society whose website is www.orkneyfhs.co.uk. I'm not sure if you need to be a member, but if you wanted to contact them their address is Orkney Family History Society, Orkney Library & Archive, 44 Junction Rd., Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1AG Good luck! Isobel Irvine
Added by Isobel Irvine on 18 August 2007
Hello Isobel and thank you so much for replying to me. I don't know how I missed your return e-mail as I am constantly searching and I visit the Orkney site almost daily. This evening I just did a random search on the net and came up with your reply. I will be following up with your suggestions and will let you know the outcome. Thank you so much. Wilma in Vancouver
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