This is a place to talk about all things Langtonian.
If you like this site, all I ask is that you PLEASE TAKE PART. Ask a question, share a memory of the Links Market, help someone trace their great-great-grandfather who "was from Kirkcaldy... or maybe it was Kilmarnock. His name was Jimmy, anyway."
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First of all Neil thank you for making this venue available. I would love to be able to find out if I have cousins that are still in the Kircaldy area. My Grandfather Thomas Robertson was born there on January 22, 1891. He emmigrated through Kingston Ontario to Lewiston New York in 1909. He married my Grandmother Esther (Nerber) Robertson and lived in Lockport New York until he passed away in 1957. My Mother Mary Jane Robertson was born on March 7th, 1929 and was their only child. She spoke of having Aunts in Kirkaldy and I have many many cardboard postcard pictures(from Kirkaldy Studios) of relatives that I resemble, but none have any captions on the back of them. I am wondering Neil if you have knowledge of any hall of records that would be of any help or any ideas for a way to utilize these photos..? I am coming to Kirkaldy next month during the first week of April. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone has a relative with information or ideas of where to even begin. Thank you so very much for having a nice web page. Mary
First port of call would be the official website: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk
That will allow you to have a look at records they have. I believe all the Scottish records are centralised in Edinburgh.
Note that in the UK, a national census takes place every decade, on years ending in a 1. Every time one takes place, they release the information from the one a century earlier - so the 1911 records were the latest to be released in 2011.
I'm not sure how good the records are at the Kirkcaldy Central Library, but there is added complication that the library is being completely renovated just now - and a temporary library has been set up on the High Street. I'm not sure if they have their full archives available there. You can e-mail them on Kirkcaldy.Library@fife.gov.uk to find out what they have.
Good luck with your search.