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From: William Sinclair <>
Subject: Re: [ORKNEY] Sinclair deaths
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 17:51:55 +0100
You are of course correct or are you?
As you will have noticed, NO SINCLAIR DEATHS ON THAT LIST, this could
be one of those major conspiracies, like Area 51, the mafia shooting
JFK and did they actually land on the moon did they?
2009/9/8 Lisa Conrad <>:
> Not all parishes/ registrars/ ministers recorded deaths for their parish
> AND / OR,
> not many of the old records survive. I imagine the Sinclair you came up
> with for So Ronaldsay was... Malcolm Sinclair, in 1842?
> So Ronaldsay is probably lucky indeed to even have the 96 deaths that
> were recorded for (mainly So Parish) for the island, from Revd. John
> Gerard's efforts, 1832-1844.
> Kirkwall, being larger, would have probably made more efforts, or have
> had better "survival rates for old documents", than the smaller parishes.
> I'm afraid one cannot always find every single birth/baptism, marriage,
> or death that actually occurred in real life at ScotlandsPeople. Either
> not all were written down, or not all records survived.
> That's my take, anyway.
> - Lisa
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