Looking for my g-grandfather DUNCAN FORRESTER and his ancestors. I have DOB 09Feb1880 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

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DOB 01 FEB 1880 Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland.  No info on parents at all so looking for them and proof of the connection.  He came to Canada alone in 1903 and married in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1906.

I have a Duncan on an 1881 Scotland census with location of Glasgow Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland.  I do not know if this is the same location or if the correct Duncan Forrester.  I am looking to find his parents names (proof) and any siblings. I have nothing before he came to Canada.
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in Genealogy Help by Janice Templeman G2G Rookie (250 points)

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There's a Duncan Forrester in both the 1881 and 1891 Scottish census in Airdrie district, aged 2, then 12.  He could have been rounded up in them, or possibly, whoever gave the info at his wedding was not correct about his birthdate.

1881 Scottish Census

1891 Scottish Census

by Brenda Butler G2G6 Mach 4 (42.2k points)
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Scotlandspeople have a Duncan McKenzie Forrester birth record 1880 in Kelvin. Might be worth a closer look. You need to buy credits to view the image of the record.
by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (630k points)

That chap is also on the 1881 census, so there's definitely two of them. 

1881 Census

There is another one born 1879.
My reply above your answer was the one born in 1879, unless you're saying there's a third one, lol! :)
No Brenda, I didn't mean a third one. When I searched scotlandspeople with a range of several years I just found the two: 1879 and 1880.
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Duncan Forrester

Canada Passenger Lists

Name Duncan Forrester
Event Type Immigration
Event Date Apr 1903
Event Place Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Gender Male
Age 23
Birth Year (Estimated) 1880
Birthplace Scotland Lanarkshire
Ship Name Sarmatian


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Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922

Affiliate Film Number T-481
Digital Folder Number 004541789
Image Number 00345

Citing this Record

"Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q3M-113 : 27 December 2014), Duncan Forrester, Apr 1903; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-481, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)

Here's another Duncan Forrester born 1880 in Scotland. 



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