looking for paternal grandparents info. Lived in dundee , scotland

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in Genealogy Help by S Reid G2G Crew (310 points)
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Some specific info would be needed if you have it. Do you have birth year, marriage year, and death year for each grandparent? First and last name of paternal grandfather as well as first and maiden name of grandmother would be helpful too.

Hi, thank you for being so welcoming , I am not computer savvy , and some of this is a bit confusing . My dads name was Stewart Robertson Reid . His fathers name , I think ,was William (Reid ) and my dads mother was I think , and this is from very young memory ,Xena or Zena ,short for something I think . They lived the last time I saw (35 yrs ago) in St. Marys in Dundee . I was hoping by finding my dads birth announcement , it would tell me their names ,and I could go from there . But -nothing .I have not spoken to my parent in 25 yrs. and he had nothing to do with his parents after he left Dundee maybe 40 yrs ago . History has repeated itself ,unfortunately . This has left many unanswered questions I have , and would like to have for my young boys for when they are older . Thank you so much   , if I can help back in any way ,  would love to. Just not sure what  can do, although I do love researching the past . Cheers  Sue .   Need to add that my dad was born ( a good guess ) around 1945 , give or take a few , making him around 70 . He also had 4 sisters , one named Valerie who married, had boys (my cousins ) whom I've never met  and stayed in Dundee  for a long time ,maybe permanently. Another sister moved to Australia (Jean) ?? I'm trying to find anything on his parents (my grandparents ) or his sister Valerie (my aunt) , births, marriage , death notices , Thank you , Sue

Hi Susan,   In theory you should be able to find their records on

http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/

There's a birth record for a Stewart Roberts Reid in 1942 in the St Clements District of Dundee City, Angus ref  282/02 0800.  There is a limit on the characters on page so it might be Robertson.   His birth cert is not available online so you will have to order same or perhaps some kind WikiTreer can look it up for you at the Scotland's People offices in Edinburgh.    This will give his parents names etc. 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic question: is your father still living?

4 Answers

+2 votes
Would that be Stewart Reid born Dec 14 1884,Dundee,Farforshire

immigrated to USA 1909.Married a Maggie,lived in Chicago,Cook,Illinois.??
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (913k points)
Hi Wayne , thanks for the reply! Sorry ,rookie move , I'll learn .I need to edit and state that my dad was born probably around t 1945 , y making him about 70  , so , sorry ,no    . Thanks though , Sue
+2 votes
Hi Susan,  Found a birth record for Valerie Roberts Reid born 1947 St Clements District Dundee ref 282/02 0548   Again not online.

Can't immediately see a marriage record in Dundee but marriage would be in brides local area normally.   There are a few  William Reid marriage in St Clements and St Marys area of Angus.   Don't know enough about Angus to know if these are Dundee area as well !!

As both children have Robertson as middle name I might be their mother's maiden name.   I'll see if I can find a Reid/Robertson marriage in approx time scale.
by Maria Maxwell G2G6 Pilot (160k points)
I sent you an email , yes these are both the D.O.B for my father and his sister , thank you so much , it means a lot , Sue
+2 votes

I think I've found your GP's marriage cert. 

1937 REID WILLIAM ROBERTSON ALEXINA ST MARY AND ST PETER DUNDEE CITY/ANGUS 282/01 0269  
by Maria Maxwell G2G6 Pilot (160k points)
Should have added this IS online and you can get a copy !!   Looks like Xina might be the nickname !!   This cert should give you their parents details and take you another generation back.   Have fun
Hi, yes this info is correct . I have their full names . Roberston was a maiden name that got passed down . Thank you so much ,Sue
+3 votes
This is as close as my search has gotten so far.

Colin Stewart Reid
Find A Grave Index
death:    2005    
burial:        Dundee, , Dundee City, Scotland            
 
Margaret Stewart Henderson Reid
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death:    1985    
burial:        Arbroath, , Angus, Scotland            
 
Annie Stewart Duncan Reid
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death:    1961    
burial:        Barry, , Angus, Scotland            
 
Robina Robertson Reid
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death:    1963    
burial:        Brechin, , Angus, Scotland            
 
Georgina Munro Robertson Reid
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death:    1972    
burial:        Edzell, , Angus, Scotland            
 
Betsy Robertson Reid
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death:    1989    
burial:        Forfar, , Angus, Scotland            
 
Ian Stewart Reid
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death:    1944    
burial:        Brechin, , Angus, Scotland            
 
Isabella Robertson Reid
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death:    1961    
burial:        Forfar, , Angus, Scotland            
 
Stewart Reid
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death:    1960    
burial:        Kirriemuir, , Angus, Scotland            
 
David Stewart Reid
Find A Grave Index
death:    1997    
burial:        Panbride, , Angus, Scotland            
 
Robert Johnston Reid
United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956
birth:    17 May ??25    , Dundee
immigration:    17 December 1947    
other:    17 December 1947                

Robert Johnston Reid
United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956
birth:    17 Jan ??25    , Dundee
immigration:    30 November 1947    
other:    30 November 1947                

Alexander Stewart Reid
North Carolina, Wilmington and Morehead City Passenger and Crew Lists, 1908-1958
birth:        British
immigration:    1955    North Carolina, United States            

Robert M Reid
Find A Grave Index
death:    1949    
burial:        , , Angus, Scotland            
 
Robert MorriSon Watson Reid
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death:    2002    
burial:        Brechin, , Angus, Scotland            
 
Robert Charles Reid
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death:    1986    
burial:        Brechin, , Angus, Scotland            
 
Derek John Robert Reid
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death:    1978    
burial:        Dunnichen, , Angus, Scotland            
 
Robert Reid
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death:    1963    
burial:        Edzell, , Angus, Scotland            
 
Robina Reid
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death:    1946    
burial:        Arbroath, , Angus, Scotland            
 
Robert Reid
Find A Grave Index
death:    1956    
burial:        Arbroath, , Angus, Scotland
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)

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