Finding my GGG grandfather
June 29, 2014 7:13 PM Subscribe
I'm visiting Scotland for a week in July, and I thought it might be fun to lookup some of my Scottish ancestors. We know that the family lived in New Cathcart (parish?) in the 1840's, which appears to now be a part of Glasgow. We also know my GGG grandfather died sometime between 1847 - 1849, in Cathcart, but it's not clear exactly when he died or where he's buried. Would I be wasting an hour or two trying to find it?
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My aunt has been looking at the "FHL in SLC and looked again at the old Scottish microfilms." What we know:
- John and Mary Ewing, lived in Cathcart.
- Andrew was born in 1846 to John and Mary.
- Robert, son of the widow Ewing, died in 1849.
- No record of John's death (who I would be trying to find), but most people at the same time who do have records were being buried in the "Old Church Cemetery".
- Shortly after this the family moved to America!
Google Maps shows was looks like a large cemetery
in Cathcart; should I assume this is the same area they'd be using in the 1840's? Anyone know if the headstones are still there + legible from the 1840's? It could also be close to the Cathcart Old Parish Church, but the cemetery and church are generally in the same area and I don't mind some walking.