The Douglas Archives

A collection of historical and genalogical records

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The Douglas Archives is a mix of historical records and biographies and also a genealogy database with details of 184,000 individuals.

Searching the Douglas Archives

Looking for a Douglas ancestor in the Douglas Archives requires two searches - one in the history section, and another in the genealogy section.

There is a way around this, by using Google (and other search engines) site search facilities.

We can see succesful outcomes of Google searches, but not the unsuccesful ones.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, please ask the question through the Comunity Network - or just drop us a line.

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To reduce the volume of fraudulent sign ups, I am making the process more difficult. I apologise to genuine prospective members.  

The more information you give about your ancestors, the greater the chance that others might see someone they recognise and tie in to your tree. Dates and places definitely help!

Welcome to the Douglas Archives Network

The first Douglas to stride across the stage of Scottish history was Sir William Douglas who fought and died for William Wallace. His son, Sir James Douglas was a supporter and lifelong friend of Robert the Bruce. "Good Sir James" died taking Bruce's heart on a crusade to the Holy Land. The 2nd Earl of Douglas died at the Battle of Otterburn in 1388 as his army defeated an English force led by Prince Henry "Hotspur". In 1402 the 4th Earl was defeated by the same Henry Hotspur at the Battle of Homildon Hill.

Few of their successors died in their beds! Our website charts the history of this famous family, both in its native Scotland, and as family members spread across the world.

The main site is divided into two sections: Douglas history and Douglas genealogy.  These have been joined by the Douglas Clan Gathering section.


In this networking area, we hope that all those with Douglas connections will feel able to contribute and debate their Douglas heritage.

If you are new to the site, please visit our Welcome message.

 

Latest Activity

William Douglas commented on John William Douglass's status
"Key to that question, John, is where in Scotland did your earliest ancestor come from? Places on my list would include the village of Douglas, in Lanarkshire where you will find the remains of Castle Dangerous (Douglas castle), St Bride's…"
6 hours ago
John William Douglass posted a status
"In September I'll be in Scotland. Are there some places where all the Douglasses came from that would be significant places to visit?"
15 hours ago
William Douglas commented on William Douglas's group Australian immigrants
" I was interested to find this: https://sites.google.com/site/kipioneers/first-8-ships/emma/henry-douglas Henry Douglas landed on KI on 3rd Oct 1836 off the "Emma" and with Wilkins (his man) and Mrs Wilkins they built a bush hut…"
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Mapping

Started by William Douglas in General. Last reply by Jackie Stoddard May 30. 1 Reply

I have provided a limited mapping service for the genealogy database for some years.  However, Google now charges for this.   Legacy, my desktop software provider, is in negotiations with Bing in an attempt to overcome similar issues, but meanwhile…Continue

Douglas/Tulloch

Started by Judy Line in Genealogy. Last reply by Judy Line Apr 5. 2 Replies

JudyNashLine         Hi Trying to find information on my ggrandmother I've had no luck so far the details are Jessie Douglas nee Tulloch Born 1865/1868 Findhorn morayshire scotland married 20.10.1891 John Douglas ,Bairnsdale d 1933 Barnsdale…Continue

Douglases fighting for the Axis Powers and Russia

Started by Christopher Morales Douglas in History. Last reply by William Douglas Mar 20. 1 Reply

Several Douglas families had settled in what would become Germany and Russia before World War 1 and World War 2. Some of these families are Douglas of Arkland and the descendants of Count Robert Douglas of Sweden. I was wondering if anyone had heard…Continue

Douglas family Inverness1

Started by Harold Dixon Douglas in Genealogy. Last reply by Moira Hodges Mar 7. 21 Replies

I was brought up in the highland orphanage Inverness now closed,is there anybody out there know of this place  Continue

Blog Posts

Mary Queen of Scots - Ian Douglas

Posted by William Douglas on July 9, 2018 at 17:49 0 Comments

Ian Douglas has been fascinated by Scottish history for over forty years. He has just published a short biography of Mary, “Mary Queen of Scots – a Brief History” and is the author of “Exploring History in the Scottish…

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The Douglas family in Orkney

Posted by William Douglas on July 6, 2018 at 22:05 0 Comments

On the tombstone, in St Magnus Cathedral, of George Douglas, who died 1611, and Elizabeth Douglas, his spouse, who died 1630, is a shield bearing :—Quarterly, first and fourth, three piles; second and third, a heart ; over all as many mullets

in fess.

Who was he?

The Douglas family…

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Douglass Ancestry

Posted by Judy A Douglass on June 13, 2018 at 20:39 1 Comment

I am having a horrible time connecting my Douglass lineage. I am going to Scotland in September and would love some help. 

The last Douglass I am sure of is William W Douglass, b. abt 1755 in Lancaster Co., PA and d. Nov 1792, Madison Co., KY. He was married to Jane Moore, b. 1762, Lancaster Co.,  PA and d. 1830, Boone, MO. Any help with connecting me to ancestors in Scotland is appreciated, thank you Judy

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Making conections

The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?


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