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Where does the Douglas sept of 'Douglass' originate

For many years as a youngster, we were told that there was a tradition of adding or subtracting letters from a name when a child was born '…

Started by Daryl John Douglass

26 Jan 20
Reply by Mark Stephen Elliott

What is the origin of our motto Jamais arrière?

The word slogan (from the Gaelic slughorn, or battle-cry) is used for any motto derived from a battle-cry. A Scottish lord or laird will fr…

Started by William Douglas

3 May 22, 2014
Reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale

family connections

my discussion , related to  dunstall trelligan brown taylor Symons Wilson drummond Drysdale ,Catherine clark, Elizabeth gardiner, most fro…

Started by June carter

0 Nov 8, 2013


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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