Re: Information on Baillie family
By Alex Dow February 05, 2012 at 03:35:47
The most comprehensive source for Scottish BMD information, is Scotland's People, run on behalf of the Registrar General of Scotland and thus giving virtually direct access to the Official records-
Also as the events you are looking for are "recent" in genealogical terms, you are unlikely to find the information elsewhere.
I have not been able to obtain positive results using the information you have posted.
So I suggest that your best starting point would be the 1911 Census on SP above, identifying the family group, on the assumption they were still living in Scotland at the time of the 1911 Census.
Assuming you locate he family, you should VIEW and Download the Scanned IMAGE of the original Census document, to ensure you have "everything".
With the sdditional information found on the Census, you should then be able to work back through the Births of the children, the Marriage of the parents etc, relatively easily, quickly and cheaply.
There is a charge for this, 30 Credits costing UK£7 (about US$12), the simplest way of paying is by Credit Card or Debit Card.
Assuming you make reasonable progress, each Downloaded IMAGE will cost about 6 or 7 Credits total, say about UK£1.50 or US$2.00
That level of cost applies generally to the records EARLIER than about 1911, timing varies with type of record.
Later Records are more costly, roughly 10 times the level above and a wait of about two weeks for delivery, so progress is much slower and costly.
Looking at your posting, if Christina was born in 1842, that would make her about 59 at the Birth of the first child - "getting on a bit", even in today's genetic climate.
It is likely that you will find her in the 1901 and 1891 Censuses under her Maiden Name of Wrightman, so picking up with some certainty the names of her parents; and possibly a more accurate assessment of when and where she was born.
The locations you mention are in the County of Lanark(shire).
Surprisingly Wishaw does not appear as an official District within that County for Registration purposes, so leave that at "All Districts" until you build up some knowledge of the locations.
SP is pernickety on spellings, so try the offered variant arrangements, particularly "Traditional Soundex".
And also try your own imposed variations, such as WIGHTMAN and possibly RIGHTMAN etc.
For events prior to about 1880, the LDS Family Search site is a very good supplement - BUT always try to confirm anything found on the LDS FS site with Scotland's People.
Note that the "1881 British Census" on the LDS FS site does NOT include Scotland nor (all-)Ireland.
If any English or Welsh events come forth, the corresponding site to SP, is-
Tnfortunately NONE of the BMD Original Records have been scanned, so the cost is around the same level of the non-scnned SP Records and similar delays.
Plenty for you to be going on with!