Assistance with McLaughlan-54 family in Scotland

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I need assistance is finding Aunts/Uncles and or cousins and brothers and their descendants related to John Mclaughlan (McLaughlan-54). I have no info about his parents, exept that his stepfather was a Bernes (spelling uncertain), and that they docked somewhere in Natal, South Africa possibly during the Anglo-Boer War. He served in WW1 & WW2. He was a guard at Koffiefontein when late Prime minister BJ Vorster was interned there. Most of his personal history was/has been suppressed by the family.
WikiTree profile: John McLaughlan
in Genealogy Help by Quintin McLaughlan G2G Crew (680 points)
retagged by Darlene Athey-Hill

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I have two John John McLaughlin`s in my family tree one is Jr. one was born 1814,

Ernestown, Ontario died unknown but buried at McLaughlin Cem., Lennox & Addington Co. Ontario.


The other John used John Laughlin and was born 16 Sep 1783, in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, USA and died 09 Sep 1867 and buried Ernestown Township, Lennox Addington, Ontario, Canada.


There is another McLauglin family on facebook not sure if you are related to that family or not.
by Marta Hersey-Dupuis G2G Rookie (200 points)
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It would help if you had some kind of dates and places.Did the brothers go to South Africa too,Where in Scotland were they born etc.Did they have 2nd names? There are a lot of McLaughlan names in Scotland AND South Africa! Did John marry in South Africa
by Nola Moses G2G6 Mach 1 (11.9k points)
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Hello Quintin,

With regard to Scottish relatives of John Mclaughlin, the site that holds BMD records for Scotland is  Scotlandspeople is free to join and search, but to view and download certificates you have to pay, it works out at £1.20 (UK) per digital copy. It is the official Registrar General Web Site for Scotland. You should be able to download a digital copy of John's birth certificate from there and be able to trace the rest of his family as well.

Also you can use which is free to join and search & view results, but they don't always support the links with documented evidence.

There are also other resources that are listed in the Scottish Clans project & U.K. project here on WikiTree that will help with other useful resources for research.

All the best


P.S. Due to your privacy level setting no-one can see your family tree from your profile page and as such you'll find that will hinder others who may try to help you.


by Billy Wallace G2G6 Pilot (212k points)

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