Genealogy Clues Found in the
- Historic Newspapers Online - Always free!
Historic Newspapers Online for Genealogical
& Historical Research
18th- through Early 20th-century Newspapers from the U. S., England, Scotland,
Ireland & Australia!
Even the old Classified Ads (also called "Want
Ads") hold intriguing bits of family history. I found this
old ad for birds (no, not whiskey!) in The Scotsman, a
publication of Edinburgh, Scotland. It wasn't long before I heard from
Ian Glendenning, who wrote,
This is John Farquharson Dewar born 2 Jun 1830 in
Inveresk, Midlothian. He married twice and had 11 or more children. He
married his first wife Janet Forrest in 1849 and among their children was
James Forrest Dewar 1857-1941 (my grandfather). He was also a bird dealer
There is an article about James reproduced on my website at http://www.cults.freeserve.co.uk/ancestry/text/jfdbirds.htm
My family tree including the Dewar family can be seen at http://www.cults.freeserve.co.uk/ancestry
Three of John Farquharson's sons from this first marriage emigrated to USA
- John White Farquharson Dewar, David White Forrest Dewar and Alexander
Kennedy Dewar. I have some information about their families as well, but
not on my site yet.
He also added,
Following on from my previous posting, I now have an
advertisement from my grandfather James Forrest Dewar bird business in
Edinburgh in 1892 on my site at http://www.cults.freeserve.co.uk/ancestry/text/dewarad.htm
James and his father John Farquharson Dewar were both in the same line of
business at this time
To get in touch with Ian, click
here for his email address (this link will take you to Genealogy.com
and the related DEWAR postings).