RECORDS JUST ADDED 2023

DEDICATION  

This is my Dad, Sam Gillespie Sr (1875 – 1954). He died the April after this photo was taken,  and I miss him to this day. This website is dedicated to his memory.

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VISION

The development of this collection of records for Gillespies world-wide,  gave me some of the happiest moments of my life. I had searched for my own personal roots, all while living and working in Canada. Although I had travelled, I missed those opportunities to film tombstones in far way places. Now I wish I could pick up and do so. It remains a personal focus,  as the days slip away and the winds of time pass over those graves, often erasing information.

My vision for this website is three-fold: to offer easy, free access to records to help folk find their ancestors, and to preserve memories. Thirdly, to offer challenges to come up higher in our daily walk in an increasingly, dangerous world.  I need them, too. So much attention is focused on the physical body, without promoting healing for the mind and emotions. What about our inner spirit?  I add a spiritual element because when the end comes, we won’t be thinking about the rest. In the meantime, it is themes like forgiveness, loving others and trusting God, that is at the heart of my own journey.

A Family Celebration CALENDAR 2023 for the 16 Gillespie relatives in my life, sharing photos and marking  important dates for birthdays and anniversaries. Introducing family history notes of our  roots at end of calendar,  to ensure everyone knows the story of those who came before us.  A lifetime of research in a few short pages, but deeply satisfying.

NEW RECORDS

CANADA -103

Obituaries:   

  • Alberta                9
  • British Columbia 20
  • Manitoba             20
  • New Brunswick   2
  • Newfoundland     1
  • Nova Scotia         6
  • Nunavit                1
  • Ontario                 24
  • Prince Ed. Island  5
  • Saskatchewan      4
  • Quebec                10
  • Yukon                    1

USA – 44

Obituaries:  

  • Alabama               1
  • Arkansas              1
  • California              1
  • Florida                   1
  • Kentucky               2
  • Idaho                     1
  • Illinois                    2
  • Indiana                  1
  • Michigan               2
  • Minnesota             2
  • Missouri                1
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey           1
  • New Mexico          3
  • New York              1
  • North Carolina      3
  • Ohio                      5
  • Oklahoma             1
  • Pennsylvania         2
  • South Dakota         1
  • Tennessee              2
  • Utah                        7
  • Virginia                   2

IRELAND – 78

Obituaries:   

  • Co Antrim:            11
  • Co Armagh:         18
  • Belfast                  14
  • Co Donegal:           3
  • Co Down:              15
  • Co Londonderry:   12
  • Co Mayo:                1
  • Co Monaghan:        2
  • Co Tyrone:              2

SCOTLAND – 46

Births:                           3

Obituaries:  

  • Ayrshire:                    2
  • Dunbartonshire:         4
  • Glasgow:                  22
  • Kirkcudbrightshire      1
  • Lanarkshire:               2
  • Midlothian:                 1
  • Perthshire:                 1
  • Renfrewshire:             6
  • Stirlingshire:               1

AUSTRALIA – 115

Obituaries: 

An alert to Aboriginal people: This website and its pages contains records and photos of deceased persons.

  • Australia Capital        5
  • New South Wales:    18
  • Northern Territory:     1
  • Queensland:              6
  • Southern A                 5
  • Western Australia:     22
  • Victoria:                    58

The last people born in the 1930s are disappearing, aged 90s. Most are now gone. Those born in 1940 turned 80 in 2020,  with that generation now in their 70s, and the last World War II babies. That war ended September 2, 1945. It is interesting to see where the majority of these seniors were living in each country,  from the obituaries above.

Norma’s Kitchen

Food hints,  and  printout of A Cookbook For My Daughter. The battle of the bulge, Keto, and food experiences from travels abroad.

AFRICA – 54

3 obituaries; ship wreck with Gillespie in charge 1895 – see South Africa for latter. 50 deaths given mainly birthdates, South Africa

IMMIGRATION & PASSENGER LISTS – 1

1860 – Mr Gillespie from Africa to Plymouth.

INDIA – 14

Added additional notes on many records.

  • Births:             7
  • Marriages       7

ENGLAND – 27

  • Births                   1
  • Deaths               26

NEW ZEALAND – 17

  • Deaths

WALES – 12

  • Deaths

Coe Hill Death Records – 537

Another 35 from St Andrew’s United Cemetery burials added to list, and reset the database chart – my home town.

Read The Bible In A Year Chart

Added to bottom of Lessons From The Past – for inner strengthening. Never let the voices of others determine who you are. God loves you, and that matters above all else. Seek Him personally.

Date                  New Records                           Total Records

January    Balance forwarded                                  45, 351

January                512                                                45, 863

 

 

 

Link to Work of Previous Years