Many Canadian and American families can be traced back to early arrivals in 'America', but making the connection across the pond is often not so straight forward.
I am keen that we should use this forum to identify those key people, and then work together to trace their ancestors back to Scotland (or Ireland, or England). In some cases, families arrived via the West Indies. It would be good to identify them as well.
A starting point is the list in The Douglas Archives of 'Early Douglas settlers in America'
. Suggestions for additions to this list would be very welcome.
Please make your contributions as full as possible, with dates and places included, as appropriate.