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Name: Paul Shaw Hadden

Email Address: Musicesence79@outlook.com

Location: Airdrie

What Parish You Belong To: St. Edwards / St. Margaret’s

Comments: What a great website enjoying it

Date: 13th September 2018

Name: Victoria Francis

Email Address: victoria.francis35@gmx.ch

Location: Lyon

What Parish You Belong To:  A parish in New Jersey, US

Comments: My grandmother, Julia Connolly, left Airdrie as a teenager to travel to the US. Her parents, Bernard Connolly, and Julia Malone, were married at St. Margaret’s on Feb. 10, 1873. She had siblings–Mary, Winifred, William, Bernard, & more whose names I don’t know. It’s wonderful to see the pictures of my great-grandparent’s parish. I can’t help but wonder what my grandmother would think about the ability to see her old church and read its history. Maybe she still has family being baptized and married there. Thank you for the website.

Date: 15th August 2018

Name: Stephanie Barko

Email Address: stephanie@stephaniebarko.com

Location: Austin, Texas USA

What Parish You Belong To: 

Comments: My twin great grand-aunts Elizabeth and Ann Clark were baptised here in 1851.

I’m wondering if the Clark children went to school at St. Margaret’s. They were John Clark (in Scotland 1851-1868), Mary Clark (b 1848) and the twins.

Elizabeth died in 1861, so never made it to high school. John emigrated to America in 1868. Parents were Michael Clark & Mary Smith.

Date: 12th August 2018

Name: Tess Devine

Email Address: tessfdevine1@liveco uk

Location: 

What Parish You Belong To: 

Comments:

American friend would like to know if his forefathers , who were miners in Stanrigg , Longriggend area , would be baptised,married and buried in St Margaret’s.

His ggggrandmother Mary Currie McManus is buried in St Josephs cemetery, she died 1889/90

Date: 6th July 2018

Name: Anne McClain Creadie

Email Address: teaandtoast24@gmail.com

Location: Holytown

What Parish You Belong To: Christ the King

Comments: Just looking to contact anyone who went to St Margaret’s school Hallcraig St Airdrie, during 1961 to 1966

Date: 28th April 2018

Name: Anne Walsh

Email Address: anwalfar@gmail.com

Location: Addiewell

What Parish You Belong To: St Thomas the Apostle

Comments: I believe my great grandparents, Edward Morgan and Elizabeth Burns may have been married in St Margaret’s around 1857. Some of their children may also have been baptised there.

Date: 10th March 2018

Name: Sue McGarrity Burch

Email Address: sburch123@charter.net

Location:Manteo, North Carolina

What Parish You Belong To: Manteo Assembly Church

Comments: My 2nd Great-Grandparents, Thomas McGarrity and Susan Owens married at St. Margaret’s on July 8, 1857. They were both born in Ireland and moved to Clarion Co., Pa. in 1881. Trying to locate any possible siblings of either party.
St. Margaret’s is a beautiful church.

Date: 4th March 2018

Name: John Hollywood

Email Address: janadama@yahoo.ca

Location: Palmerston, North New Zealand

What Parish You Belong To: 

Comments: Sixty Years since I left Scotland You can take me physically out of Airdrie but never my soul and heart despite the appalling conditions I was raised in there.

Mr McNamara the Headmaster and Miss Heany in the White House at St Margarets are fond memories. Also Mr Steele and Mr White and Mr Breen.

Father McGlinchey was my mother’s favourite priest.

Date: 2nd January 2018

Name: Janet Farmer

Email Address: janadama@yahoo.ca

Location: 

What Parish You Belong To: 

Comments: I am doing genealogy research into the McDougall side of my family. My cousin, Ellen McDougall married Thomas Burns in St. Margaret’s Church about 1953 and I believe their eight children were also baptised in the church. Thomas died 10 April 1958 and Ellen much later. It would appear that the parents and children lived on Hamilton Drive, Airdrie. It must have been a beautiful wedding, as the pictures of the church are wonderful. One of my certificates shows a marriage between Samuel George Dempsey and Elaine Guild (parents Robert Guild and Susan Burns 5th August 2006. I wonder if it would be possible to get a message to any family member that I am trying to contact them. I am quite willing to share my 25 years of research into the McDougall side of the family:) In exchange I would love to have a photograph of any of the family. My contact info: janadama@yahoo.ca or Janet Farmer 19 Joyce Crescent, Belleville, ON K8N 1Y6 or tel: 613-966-9738. I would be grateful if you would let me know if you are not able to look after this matter on my behalf. Merry Christmas to all Janet Farmer 

Date: 6th December 2017

Name: Rose Anne Gray

Email Address: thegrayway@xtra.co.nz

Location: New Zealand

What Parish You Belong To: 

Comments: Good Day, I have been researching my family for a few months,and your beautiful church features in the marriages of several of my forbears.Looking through your guestbook,I see Sean Dwyer also has signed.I am of he same family,his GGGrandfather being my GGUncle.I sit and imagine!!!!What a very lost tribe we all are.God Bless.

Date: 16th May 2012

Name: Jim Duffy

Email Address: duffyk1@aol.com

Location: USA

What Parish You Belong To: Our Lady Queen of Peace Lindenhurst, New York

Comments: My family lived in Rawyards before coming to New York back in 1954.my mother Elizabeth Hamilton Duffy was a member of the woman’s guild, my brother Pat and I where altar boys at St Margaret’s until we came to NYC,also attended the old St Margarets school next to the church hall,1942-1949 then went to St Andrews in Coatbridge across the street from albion rover park 1949-1952,have not be back to Airdrie for some time now but have have some great memories of grown up in Rawyards ,with some good friends who i have lost contact with, Bill Watson (Gartlea)and John O’Brien,Bill was an altar boy and we served mass together for a number of years

Date: 25th September 2011

Name: Wim van Stiphout

Email Address: wimvstiphout@planet.nl

Location: Netherlands

What Parish You Belong To: Rotterdam

Comments: Thanks for the history of St. Margaret’s. Specially for the In memoriam of father Van (Stiphout). He was the brother of my grandfather.

Date: 10th February 2011

Name: Sean Dwyer

Email Address: sean_dwyer86@yahoo.com

Location: USA

What Parish You Belong To: 

Comments: In doing genealogical research I came upon the marriage record of my 3rd great grandparents, William Wedlock and Susanna Gordon. They were married on 13 Jun 1872. It’s very interesting to read about your church’s history. Thanks.

Date: 6th January 2011

Name: Julia Rossignol

Email Address: roz2ski@bresnan.net

Location: USA

What Parish You Belong To: St. Thomas the Apostle

Comments: My grandmother, Julia Connolly, left Airdrie as a teenager to travel to the US. Her parents, Bernard Connolly, and Julia Malone, were married at St. Margaret’s on Feb. 10, 1873. She had siblings–Mary, Winifred, William, Bernard, & more whose names I don’t know. It’s wonderful to see the pictures of my great-grandparent’s parish. I can’t help but wonder what my grandmother would think about the ability to see her old church and read its history. Maybe she still has family being baptized and married there. Thank you for the website.

Date: 19th September 2010

Name: Walter Scott O’Neill

Email Address: walter.oneill1@btopenworld.com

Location: UK

What Parish You Belong To: Our Lady and St. Christopher, Cranford

Comments: I was baptized in St. Margaret’s on the 30th of May, 1943 aged 6 days by the Reverend Daniel McGlinchey, RIP. I attended St. Margaret’s Primary from 1948 during the headship of Mr Edward McNamara, RIP. My father, William was a brother in St. Margaret’s Conference of the SVDP Society and thereafter St. Serf’s for over 52 years, RIP. My uncle Walter received his first Holy Communion on the 9th of April 1914 from the Reverend Hubert van Stiphout of happy memory. Uncle Walter died aged 18 years, RIP. My paternal grandmother, Sarah and her sister Mary Ann Scott walked to Mass every morning from Glenmavis until they were a great age, may they rest in peace. I could go on, but I’ll spare you. The church is well served by its clergy, and the quality of both homilies and hymn singing is gratifying. It is always an uplifting experience to return.

Date: 8th August 2010

Name: Jack McGurk

Email Address: john.mcgurk2@virginmedia.com

Location: UK

What Parish You Belong To: Sacred Heart, Skegness

Comments: I went to St Margaret’s school and was baptized / first holy communion / confirmed in St Margaret’s Chapel

Date: 9th July 2010

Name: John O’Donnell

Email Address: odonnell188@googlemail.co.uk

Location: UK

What Parish You Belong To: 

Comments: Brings back a lot of memories

Date: 16th March 2010

Name: Beatrice Gavin Cocroft

Email Address:

Location: USA

What Parish You Belong To: St. Augustine’s R.I. U.S.A.

Comments: I was baptized in your church in 1942. I now live in the U.S.A. 

Date: 13th February 2010

Name: Dr John Breen

Email Address: jt.breen@virgin.net

Location: UK

What Parish You Belong To: St. Edmund’s, Beckenham, Kent

Comments: My Grandfather, John Breen, moved to Airdrie from Slamannan in the 1920’s and lived in Kennyhill, Rawyards, before moving his family (my father, Thomas Breen, included), to Woodburn Avenue, Cairnhill.

Date: 1st August 2009

Name: Barbara Smith

Email Address: greenweedz@yahoo.com

Location: USA

What Parish You Belong To: A Parish in New Jersey

Comments: I’m doing some genealogical research, and discovered that my great-grandparents were married in St. Margaret’s Church in 1880

Date: 19th July 2009