Alexander Glasgow and the mysterious origins of the Glasgow Surname.

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I was digging through my grandad's old geneology records and stumbled on this site. He has 2000+ people over 600 families mostly relating to his and his partners last name (Pitt/Claire) but he's traced my Dad's name back to Alexander Glasgow ca 1810

In my searches I've stumbled on a handful of Glasgow Tree's which I think all fit together. Just small clues like first-names appearing in a pattern, the uncommon aspect of the name (I live in Glasgow and have never met anyone with my last name who wasn't related - Although I have heard of a few through the grapevine.)

My grandad's (mostly unedited - some small tweaks) list is available here :

https://ged.phenotype.dev/tree.html

Along with an output from Ancestris here

https://ged.phenotype.dev/

Link to Alexander's descendants. My family is under Alexander > John > Robert > Alexander > John > John > James

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Glasgow-544

The pattern is very much the same today, I have 15 cousins my age on my dad's side and we grew up together and dominate house-parties, etc.

This would link it up to William who is spoken about here  History of the Glasgow Family by Melanchthon Glasgow
Some sources:
* https://ged.phenotype.dev/u/kilbrider.pdf
* https://ged.phenotype.dev/u/picinisco.pd

* https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/157993/surname-glasgow

Trying to piece it all together / make sense of it here. There's ~13 Glasgows I can't place. (Some are close but would be a guess)

https://checkvist.com/p/SjxotMQWQpah2BJAKg2Ddu

I think I've make a project? If anyone wants to join / help out. Any info appreciated ! (:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Glasgow

in Genealogy Help by Mark Glasgow G2G Rookie (130 points)
edited by Mark Glasgow

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Hello

Sounds as though you want to create a One Name Study, which involves signing up to the One Name Studies Project here:
https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/860306/name-studies-project-request-your-2019-name-study-here-current

and then your Space:Glasgow will have to be merged into it.

Here is the project page: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:One_Name_Studies
by Ros Haywood G2G6 Pilot (748k points)
Thanks - don't think I meet the requirements yet tho ):

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