RECORDS JUST ADDED 2020

Memories

Anyone remember the clacking of the telex, dictaphones, gestetners?   After my return from two years in India, I had worked for the Federal Government in Northern Canada (Indian Affairs),  but moved to Three Hills, Alberta to take on the challenge of running a new office for the Western Representative of the OMF, who was often away travelling. I loved arranging itinerary of missionaries,  attending conferences, dealing with correspondence and all office routines.

These are memories of my earliest working years, long before I became a Music Teacher, then a Registered Nurse in a Toronto hospital  and a Nursing Home, and finally  a College Instructor. I enjoyed working for Canadian elections,  mainly at polling stations. 

I  “retired about 15 years ago to enjoy gardening, life on the farm, and genealogy. Needing something to challenge my mind,  I became interested in Biblical Archaeology,  Ancient History  and  Biblical Prophesy – the end times. Some of that I may share on the top menu bar under personal interests because I want to leave a legacy greater than my own efforts. To offer hope in a world has has so little. That hope is in a compassionate, loving,   triune God whom I adore, focused on Jesus.  May you be so blessed in your own journey as I have been in both family history and faith, as we honour those who have gone before.

Beginnings – reviewing interest of visitors to this site; established goals for this New Year; preparing publications for print. Answering inquiries; researching library systems.  ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

January

USA

New Mexico (69 more records) ; North Dakota (71) Oregon (44); Rhode Island (9); South Dakota (62);  Utah (80); Vermont (49); Washington State (102) Wisconsin (94); Wyoming (2) ; Alabama (71); Alaska (3); Arizona (44) Arkansas (54) Colorado (135); Connecticut (275); Delaware (57); District of Columbia (1); Florida (62); Georgia (89); Idaho (3) Iowa (17) Kentucky (85)

MILITARY:  Jan 2020 Military Might Chart added to main Military Page. Adding names of vets from death records found in some states.

My note to Islay, Scotland Researchers:  Just found a  child, H H Gillespie in Arizona Deaths, of Donald Gillespie & Mary McNeil of Simcoe Co, Ontario, CANADA. He was born Michigan. Did they just visit, or live there for awhile? Parents buried in Collingwood, Ontario.

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February

USA

Continuing USA records (most are Death Records):

Arkansas (1); Maine (202); Maryland (44); Massachusetts (11); Michigan (40); Minnesota (44); New Jersey (37);  New York (270); North Carolina (160); Pennsylvania (174); Tennessee (155), Texas (84); Virginia (106); West Virginia (75)

Current Obits: Virginia (1); Ohio (1) NC (1)

Note: found terrible history of Civil War Pt Lookout Prison for Confederates in Maryland-  Gillespie listed on Maryland Death Records.

Germany (2); Jamaica (2); Japan (1); Norway (new) 1

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March

USA – 1 obit for California

AUSTRALIA – 333 records

  • Capital Territory Deaths (10)
  • New South Wales Marriages (26)  NSW Deaths (18)
  • Northern Australia – 2
  • South Australia Marriages (18)
  • Queensland Marriages (216) Deaths (1)
  • Tasmania (1) Death
  • Victoria Deaths (16)
  • Western Australia Deaths (1)
  • Australia Miscellaneous Death Records (24)

NEW ZEALAND – 180

  • Marriages (164)  Deaths (16)

AFRICA – 87

 South Africa:  (80)

  • 2 immigration records,  3 births, 1 marriage, 74 deaths.

Sudan – new (5)  military medals 1884-1886 UK campaign

Tunisia – (1)

Zimbabwe:  (1)

ASIA – 69

Afghanistan – new (1)

Pakistan – new  (1)

China: (67)- new Passenger Lists to and from China between 1876 to the late 1950s.  .

CARIBBEAN – 2

Antiqua – new  1814/1815   British Military record

Cuba (1) new

CENTRAL AMERICA – 27                                                                                                                                      

Mexico:  7  births; 11 marriages; 9 deaths

EUROPE – 29

Austria- (1)

Finland – new (1)

Germany – (15) new Passenger Lists to and from Germany. Indicates Gillespie  sailors living in Hamburg.

Greece – (6) records

Moldova (1) – new. b 1823    What led a Gillespie family to this isolated location above Greece, when the movement in that time period was to North America? A puzzling find. Irish names

Norway – new (1)

Poland – new (1)

Spain – new (2)

Sweden – new (1)

IRELAND – 8

Co Tyrone Deaths & Marriages. (8)

MIDDLE EAST – 9

Palestine (Israel) 6 military records

Turkey -(3)  births

SOUTH AMERICA – 13

Argentina (1) new

Brazil –  (10)

Chile – new (1)

  • Consul David Ross Gillespie 1801-1868 from Scotland.

Uruguay – (1)

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Due to the coronovirus outbreak world-wide, work on this website has slowed down during self isolation. May we all find the capacity to turn this pandemic  into one of life’s greatest moments –a war against an invisible virus.  Thank you all front line workers,  and everyone who is showing social distancing and respect for others.

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CANADA -221

  • Petitions for Divorce 1848-1968 – (4)

Ontario: (129)

  • Births (37)   Marriages (87)     Deaths (5)

Quebec: (88)

  • Marriages (50); Deaths (29) Early Land Records (9)

 

April

USA:

  • Missouri  – (1 ) obit
  • Montana – (12) births (new)
  • West Virginia – (17)  deaths

MILITARY:  (85)

  • Loyalist & British Soldiers, 1771-1784 (7)
  • Britain Merchant Marine seamen World War I (78)

CARIBBEAN

  • Guyana (British Guiana) – new (1)

ENGLAND:  (393)

  • Marriages (392)
  • Deaths (1) obit 2020

IRELAND: (115)

  • Early Marriages (16)
  • Co Armagh Obit – Dr John Gillespie, Tynan 2020
  • Co Donegal Deaths (38)
  • Co Dublin (5)
  • Co Fermanagh Deaths (6)
  • Co Galway Deaths (4)
  • Co Londonderry Deaths (2)
  • Co Tyrone Deaths (43)

SCOTLAND: (44)

  • Edinburgh Births (22)
  • Glasgow Births (22)

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August/September 2020

CANADA – 16

Ontario – severe limitations on travel due to worldwide pandemic. Filming some more Gillespie tombstones and gradually adding them beside death records, as work on website gradually resumes. But I do not expect to be fully back until early winter as my health and other factors settle,all Lord willing, as God alone knows the future.

  • Hastings County -1 Belleville tombstone; 1 military record WW1
  • Simcoe County -4 tombstone  photos
  • Middlesex County –  11 new records

Note: Belleville Cemetery office would not help me locate any Gillespie graves without a specific name, so a return visit will be necessary. I found this one grave walking around until tired. Grave stones found for my older brother’s wife’s family.

All tombstone photos are copyright protected Norma Gillespie, 2020. Tombstone photos by others for use on this website welcomed,  with copyright to name of photographer and phrase: used with permission. Filming Gillespie tombstones is a major focus of my efforts now, but the pandemic continues. I have a large collection of tombstone photos I have taken over the years, yet to be added to this website.

SCOTLAND – 528

  • Scotland Mining Accidents – 11
  • Aberdeenshire Death Records – 46
  • Angus Death Records – 49
  • Edinburgh Death Records – 48
  • Fife Death Records – 7
  • Biography of James Gillespie (Graham) – architect
  • Added link to over a 100 Gillespie funeral notices for Banffshire, Scotland and other locations
  • Scotland Gillespie Asylum Patients 179 {with death dates)
  • Stirlingshire Deaths – 35 more
  • School Records for Scottish children (with birth dates) – 131

GILLESPIE NAME: 1

Link to website FOREBEARERS that says that the name Gillespie is ranked 6,285 in the world, and about 90,000 people  bear this surname. Most common in the United States of America. Highest density in Northern Ireland. The surname occurs in 99 counties of the world. 

PUBLICATIONS/MILITARY – 25

  • Adding listing of  Gillespie authors of  books, music sheets, photos
  • Few more Gillespie servicemen during Military Actions
  • other military situations: see:  Africa (Ghana), Australia, Canada, Britain, The Dardenes; New Zealand,  South America (Argentina).=
  • Military books, photos and postcards of Gillespie soldiers in Crete, Malaysia, Angola.
  • British Doctors During World War I

 Records Just Added

Beginning Total                                         35,025

January                         1,475                    36,500

February                      1,412                    37, 912

March                               979                     38,891

April                                   678                    39,569

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August                                  17                     39, 576

September                      554                    40, 130

 

Link to Web Work of 2019 and earlier,  with year end summaries.

 

 

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