A talk with reference to the 18th century doctors Hunter, brothers from East Kilbride. John Hunter was born in 1728 at Long Calderwood, a farm eight miles south of Glasgow. In 1748 at the age of 20 he moved to London to work as an assistant in the anatomy school of his elder brother William […]
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Emma Maxwell, genealogist at Scottish Indexes, interviews Sheila Duffy from the Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society. During the interview, Sheila tells the story of seeing the Glasgow Poor Law Applications for the first time. This interview was from the 8th Scottish Indexes Conference in January 2021.
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