The Douglas Archives

A collection of historical and genalogical records

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  • Interesting people

    5 members Latest Activity: Apr 27, 2017 Some of the interesting people we come across in our research - probably not Douglases, as they would merit an entry in the Douglas Archives.

  • Descendants of Deacon William Douglas, b1610

    22 members Latest Activity: Dec 29, 2017

    Researching all the living descendants of Deacon William Douglas, and attempting to confirm his ancestory.

  • For those who served.

    4 members Latest Activity: Apr 4, 2017

    This group is dedicated to those Douglas's and our honored Septs who have served or are serving their country. 

    We particularly…

  • The Douglas Family In Fiji

    5 members Latest Activity: Feb 1, 2016

    This group is for those who are descendants of Juliana Catherine Spiller & Walter Aubrey Douglas who came to settled in Fiji.

    Note:…

  • Douglas Septs convicts shipped to Australia

    7 members Latest Activity: Apr 13, 2014

    It was not just Douglases who were shipped to Australia, but members of our Septs too. This group is for them.

  • Morton - a Douglas sept

    10 members Latest Activity: Dec 17, 2014

    Though shrouded by the mists of time, the chronicles of Scotland reveal the early records of the Norman surname Morton which ranks as one of…

  • Clan Douglas Gathering - 2014

    63 members Latest Activity: Jun 12, 2015

    Plans are in hand to hold a Clan Douglas Gathering in Scotland in 2014.

    The Gathering will be held 30th June - 6th July…

  • Douglas families in Ireland

    26 members Latest Activity: Dec 22, 2017

    Researching members of the Douglas family in Ireland is notoriously difficult.  So many records have been destroyed, and the families often moved…

  • North American immigrants

    22 members Latest Activity: Aug 13, 2017 We are researching early immigrants to the USA and Canada.

  • Descendants of John Douglass, b1731

    4 members Latest Activity: Mar 4, 2012 We are looking to finding all living descendants of John Douglass, and, more importantly, discovering who his ancestors were

  • West Indies Connections

    13 members Latest Activity: Mar 31, 2017

    A group for those who are researching their Douglas ancestors who have West Indies/Caribean connections

  • Australian immigrants

    20 members Latest Activity: 8 hours ago We are looking for the ancestry of early immigrants to Australia.

  • Douglas dna

    28 members Latest Activity: Jan 11 A group for those who are using dna to trace their ancestors. The intention is NOT to replace the existing dna group, but to facilitate…

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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