This might be a question that someone reading this might think of.
"Why not check the banks archives? Surely they have some info."
Well...yes and no. There is an archive (in fact they gave me the original lists of names), BUT...all staff records are kept locked to the public for 100 years due to sensitive information.
I'm reluctant to query this and try and get access as they've been very patient and helpful with me so far and I don't want to overdo the amount of pestering done.
I do kno
Just when I thought I was getting somewhere...
SNEDDON, Daniel U. Private, Glasgow branch of the Bank of Scotland.
CWGC only lists five D Sneddons. I would have thought it might have been a more common name than that. Oh well, all the better for me. Especially since three of them don't have the name Daniel.
So two possibilites. Both Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. One has no family details, the other lists his mother as being from Alloa.
Sitting on my home PC are my photos from the Al
Once again I'll be attending the National Family History Fair at Gateshead on the 9th September.
I first went in 2004 as an individual and last year went as part of the party from the Lanarkshire Family History Society. This will be the second year we have had a table.
It's a great way to pick up some hints and tips, learn about any new developments, and of course discover any new publications.
Last year I spent rather a lot...and I expect I'll do the same again this year. There's always a
Top tip for today is.....remember the name of the person you're looking for.
Barrie Duncan and I took a trip to the Gordon Highlanders museum last week. While we were there, I asked about a man on my roll who had served in the Gordons and won the DCM.
So we were escorted to the research library, where both of us gawped at the books on the shelves. While there, the staff had a look for me, and found nothing. Mainly because it wasn't a John Dunlop Anderson I was after, but a George Ogilvie And
Soldiers Died in the Great War is my next option for researching. It's enabled me to find a few of the men whoI've been able to take off this list. And it's also enabled me to narrow down the list of possibles for some of the others.
The trouble I have is that I can only sit going through SDGW for so long before I get cross-eyed. So I tend to take long breaks in between using it....
These three Halifax names are doing my brain in. The Halifax list was the shortest of the five I was given, y
I've thought for a while about starting a blog, but always had one major stumbling block. Mainly that I had nothing much to write about.
However, I then decided to ramble on about my project. So that's what I'm going to do.
I work for the Bank of Scotland, y'see, and a while back I emailed our archives to ask them if they had a Roll of Honour for the two World Wars. After a short while they sent me back to Excel spreadsheets with names for the two World Wars for the Bank of Scotland, Halifax