RECORDS JUST ADDED 2019

Find the yellow arrow below to indicate where I am currently adding records, as  I follow the left menu  from top to bottom, then repeat from top down. New additions are listed below to the bottom of each country or subject all year long, and the total number of records within a section is changed as new records are added.  New means a new page of records has been added that did not exist before.

January:

Beginning balance of all records posted to this site at end of second year:  26,085 records as of Jan 1st, 2019. Totaling all records for every area.

GOALS, VISION, FOCUS – Miscellaneous check of all links, and review of interest by visitors to this website.  Just finished  Africa, Asia and Australia in December. Setting goals for 2019.

AFRICA

All Africa Gillespie records from Mormon online databases rechecked. 

Ghana:  added one marriage record 1943

Namibia:  added Dutch Reformed church membership (new)

South Africa:  19 more death records; 29 marriage records; one baptismal record

Zimbabwe – home page, maps & flag,  with 15  Gillespie death records (new)

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ASIA   

Russia:   added Russia birth record for Rose Gillespie, living in 1940 in Hartford, Connecticut with her mother, Ida Gillespie and other family members.

No new records found on Mormon website for the Far East.

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CANADA

British Columbia:  added 76 marriages records, including those born in Ontario, New Brunswick and Yukon, plus China, England, Ireland, Scotland and several USA states. Many children named with marriages.

New Brunswick:

  • 12 birth records

Nova Scotia:

  • 1901 census with link to Bermuda
  • an  early immigrant  to NS by 1867.
  • 6 births & baptisms

Ontario

  • Corrected Ontario Death Records layout and proofreading. Adding sources of records, and new records:
  •   7     death records for Northern Ontario
  • 42    death records for Carleton Co
  • 10    death records for Lanark Co
  •   8    death records for Stormont Co
  •   5    death records for Dundas Co
  • 14   death records for Leeds/Grenville
  • 23   death records for Frontenac Co
  •   1    death record for Prince Edward Co
  • 13   death records for Peterborough
  •   2    death records for Northumberland Co
  • 15   death records for Victoria Co
  • 30   death records for Ontario Co
  • 66   death records for the City of Toronto
  •   1    death record for Halton/Peel Co.
  • 35   death records for Simcoe Co
  • 31   death records for Grey County
  •   9    death records for Bruce County
  • 10   death records for Dufferin County
  • 16   death records for Wellington Co.
  • 12   death records for Huron County
  • 28  death records for  Waterloo  County
  •   2  death records for Perth County
  •   2   death records for Brant County
  • 28  death records for Oxford County
  • 11  death records for Wentworth Co
  •   3   death records for Lincoln Co
  •  3    death records for Welland Co
  •  1    death record for Haldimand Co
  •  1    death record for Norfolk Co
  •  2    death records for Elgin County
  •  5    death records for Middlesex County
  • 26  death records for Kent County
  • 11 more death records for South/Western Ontario

Note: There seems to be three cemeteries with the most Gillespie burials in one location in the Province:

  • Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough
  • The Old Stone Church Cemetery in Beaverton
  • Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co

10  Ontario Marriages added

Added part of charts for Dominion Land Grants in Western Canada,  giving names of the first settlers on the land in Western Canada.

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CENTRAL AMERICA – new

  • Mexico home page with births & marriages  no Gillespie deaths on Mormon website or Find A Grave for Mexico
  • Panama – 1 Gillespie marriage
  • No records yet found for Gillespies in:  Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Hondurus, Nicaragua.

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ENGLAND

  • 20 more birth records; 15 marriage records; 19 death records
  • 3 more Great Britain births & baptisms

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EUROPE

No new Gillespie records found. Current record count for countries that do have some Gillespies in (brackets)

Albania, Austria (3), Belgium (59), Bosnia & Hertzogevenia, Bulgaria (1) Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark (1), Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France (53), Germany (12), Gibraltar, Greece (4), Hungary, Iceland, Italy (12) , Latvia, Leichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta (1), Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands (4), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania,  Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine.

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IRELAND    

Hundred of bodies are still being buried today in Irish graves with no identification. I stopped adding records with only the name “Gillespie”  because I don’t see how anyone would be able to identify these people for family history research.

  • Co Antrim:                 3 marriage records; the rest seem to be for Belfast, which is separate on this website
  • Co Carlow:                 3 marriage records (new )
  • Co Galway:                * corrected link of 1911 census
  • Co Kerry:                     1 marriage record (new)
  • Co Longford:             1 marriage for 1780 (new)
  • Co Meath:                   3 marriage records (new)
  • Co Roscommon:   12 marriages (new)
  • Co Sligo:                    18 marriage records (new)
  • Co Tipperary:           3 marriage records (new)
  • Co Wicklow:             5 marriage records (new); fixed link to birth records

No Gillespie marriages found for Co Clare; Galway; Kilkenny; Kings; Louth; Queens; Waterford. My focus changed to adding marriage records to counties on this website where there were none yet provided. They are very sparse indeed, which indicates again the stronger presence of Gillespie families in Northern Ireland than in the South. Very unusual, Latin-sounding, Catholic names in Co Sligo I have found no where else, which in itself may be a new clue for genealogists.

The cemeteries of Northern Ireland have been transcribed by a doctor and are for sale, which I’d love to have but the cost is prohibitive. There is an earlier series of volumes of cemetery records for Northern Ireland counties which I found at the main Toronto Metropolitan Library at Bloor Street/Yonge, a wonderful place for serious research. I’ve spend days there over the years. All of those records are in this library and most have been added to this website.

Online obit March 14, 2019 for Brigid Quirke, nee Gillespie, who died in Manchester, but came from Linsfort, Buncrana, Co Donegal, Ireland.

THE MIDDLE EAST

No additional records found for: Cyprus; Gaza Strip; Iran; Iraq; Kazakhstan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey; Yemen. One new death record for Israel for 1918.  Note: All cemeteries in Israel have now been transcribed,  and are online.

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 NEW ZEALAND

  • Added 40  birth records 
  • Added 40 marriage records
  • Added 40  death records 

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SCOTLAND

  • Aberdeenshire:         14 more births & christenings
  • Angus:                             20 birth records (new)
  • Argyll:                                4 birth records (not Islay)
  • Ayrshire:                        12  birth records
  • Banffshire:                   13 birth records (new)
  • Berkshire:                     16 birth records (new)
  • Bute:                                   3 birth records
  • Caithness:                     15 birth records (new)
  • Clackmannanshire: 17 birth records (new)
  • City of Glasgow:           9 birth records (new)
  • Dumfriesshire:           20 birth records (new)
  • Dunbartonshire       20 birth records (new)
  • East Lothian:                19 birth records (new)
  • Inverness-shire:         20 birth records (new)
  • Kincardineshire:         20 birth records (new)
  • Kinross-shire:               15 birth records (new)
  • Kirkcudbrightshire   20 birth records (new)
  • Midlothian:                       9 birth records (new)
  • Morayshire:                   19 birth records (new)
  • Nairnshire:                       1 birth record (new)
  • Orkney:                               8 birth records (new)
  • Perthshire:                     20 birth records (new)
  • Renfrewshire: obit for Elizabeth Sloan Gillespie (nee Sweenie) , died in Renfrew Jan 28, 2019.
  • Roxburghshire:            20 birth records (new)
  • Selkirkshire:                     7 birth records (new)
  • Sutherland:                    16 birth records (new)
  • West Lothian:                20 birth records (new)
  • Wigtown:                         19 birth records (new) 

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SOUTH AMERICA

No more records found at this time. Current ones from:  Brazil & Uruguay

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA    

  • Alabama:            1  birth record added
  • Alaska:                 Home Page with 6 marriages & 6 death records.  No birth records found. (new)
  • Arizona:            14 birth records (new)
  • Arkansas:           1 birth records; 20 marriages (new)
  • California:        46 birth records (new)
  • Connecticut:   19 birth records (new)
  • Delaware:         22 birth records (new)
  • Florida:                 7 birth records (new) Fixed link that was dead to page of marriages
  • Georgia:               2 birth records (new)
  • Idaho:                    3 birth records (new)
  • Illinois:                  Home page , 133 birth, marriage & death records.    (new)
  • Obituary Gerald Gillespie, a Korean War vet, who died last week and whose funeral is January 30th.
  • Obituary  Tom Gillespie 1944-2019 Claremont, IL
  • Indiana :                    Home page with 20 births, 20                                                    marriages, 20 deaths (new)
  • Kentucky:                18 birth records (new)
  • Mississippi:             4 birth records (new)
  • North Carolina:    15 birth records (new)
  • Oregon:                      Recent online obit for Jack Gillespie   of Albany.
  • Pennsylvania:      20 birth records (new)
  • Tennessee:             10 birth records (new);                                                                  20 death records (new) 
  • Herald News recent article with photo of Colonel Dr James Wendell Gillespie, (1819-1873) Mexican War & Civil War Confederate leader

J. W. Gillespie Camp

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WALES

  • 38 birth records
  • 20 marriage records
  • 20 death records

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IMMIGRATION & PASSENGER LISTS

Canada Border Entry Forms. Library & Archives, Canada website.  These are border crossings from the USA to Canada and may not be immigration records, although listed under that title. Records begin on page 2341 with 2nd page of record appearing each time before main page of individual records. Gillesby spelling slightly before those pages of Gillespie names.

  • May Gillesby, 1925, wife of Bernard Gillespie of Owen Sound returning home from Michigan
  • A. L. Gillespie admitted July 25, 1919 female, French origin, US citizen, to Sutherland, brother in Milford, Saskatchewan, heading on train to Winnipeg.
  • Albert Gillespie, USA citizen, b PA, admitted Oct 1920 coming to Canada to work as a machinist in Minden (?)
  • Albert James Gillespie, USA citizen, crossing 1924 into British Columbia  by motor vehicle to work for an employer in Port Haney
  • Alfred Gillespie from Ohio, admitted August 1920 to work on a Saskatchewan farm.
  • Alfred W Gillespie from Ohio crossing at Detroit 1924 en route his uncle’s farm in  Saskatchewan
  • Angus Gillespie, 57, returning 1922 to his own cottage in Kingsville from USA
  • Anna Gillespie, from PA, entered Canada 1922 from New York City en route to Montreal to seek work as a waitress.
  • Mrs Beulah Gillespie, wife of Paul V from Minot, North Dakota 1922 to Edmonton, Alberta to visit her father in Alberta
  • Carl Gillespie  born West Virginia, from Ohio through North Dakota 1919 via ferry with wife, Alice, to visit her father in Alberta.
  • Charles Gillespie, born Ireland, from North Dakota 1919  to take up land in Alberta
  • Claude Gillespie from Texas to Alberta by automobile looking for his brother.
  • David Graham Gillespie from Massachusetts going to visit his Canadian parents in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island 1930.
  • Mrs Elsie Gillespie of Ohio crossing ferry at Detroit 1922 going to Saskatchewan. (Record two smeared to copy, page 2368)
  • Mrs Elsie Gillespie of Troy, Ohio going to uncle in Saskatchewan 1921, crossing border at Windsor. Husband and sister mentioned,  (as settlers)
  • Frank J Gillespie, b Prince Edward Island, from Alaska returning to Canada 1921 to mine and prospect. Has lived in Dawson, Yukon & PEI.
  • Glenn E Gillespie, 1924, from Alaska to British Columbia.

(Continue next time from page 2376 Mrs Hannah Gillespie; this link will help you find originals that I am copying)

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MILITARY

 CONFLICTS IN THE 20TH CENTURY

The Gulf War:  1990-1991. Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm

Operation Enduring Freedom: Afghanistan 2001-2014

Liberation of Kuwait During Persian Gulf War : News Photo

1, 625 Gillespies remembered on website, “Lives of the First World War” and links to other research

British Army Pensioners Abroad, 1772-1899

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          Norma Gillespie & Banner, raised from a foal. We spent many happy years together. Participated as outrider for the Canadian lead wagon in a long, wagon train with about 200 Americans & others that made its way slowly from Niagara Falls to Toronto to celebrate the USA 200th Centennial. Enjoyed participating in  horse shows together,  and quiet trail rides. My last ride on Banner was enjoying the countryside near home,  with my daughter following on her pony.

               New Records Added    Total Records

  • Beginning              0                         26, 085
  • January             943                         27, 028
  • February          668                         27, 696
  • March                320                         28,016

 

Summary of Work Done During 2018 and interesting Discoveries

Summary of Work Done During 2017 – getting established.

 

This website began December 6, 2016

 

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