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DNA tests

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nigel Douglas 2 hours ago. 13 Replies

HiI wonder if anyone has had a DNA test done. FamilytreeDNA have Douglas listed as one of their projects.As I am stuck with my Douglas line it might be worthwhileBobContinue

James Douglass son of John Douglass

Started Jul 3, 2012 0 Replies

I am trying to trace the baptism of James Douglas, watchmaker of ChertseyThe earliest record of him is the tax record of his apprenticeship of Richard Stedman of Godalming in 1747 for 7 yearsI guess…Continue

 

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Nigel Douglas replied to Bob Douglas's discussion DNA tests
"Hello Jackie, Sorry for the late reply but we just moved house (again). None of those names come up in my Family Finder, but if you are descended from the Earls of Angus I am guessing that your male relatives are haplogroup R1b. I am an I1a. Best of…"
2 hours ago
Jackie Stoddard replied to Bob Douglas's discussion DNA tests
"Hi Nigel  if any of those Douglas DNA matches in NZ were Robert Douglas , Stoddard , Gore, Barton , Donnaldson , Burgess, KC do let me know please , as this is myself and my 2nd cousinswe are descended from the Glenbervie Earls of…"
Mar 10
Jackie Stoddard replied to Bob Douglas's discussion DNA tests
"Hi Bob if you have a GEDMATCH.com number please send it to me I can compare us I have pages of Douglas DNA matches on ancestry.com and on Familytreedna.com "
Mar 10
Nigel Douglas replied to Bob Douglas's discussion DNA tests
"Helen, Bobs advice is sound regarding a male relative testing Y Dna. FTDna will also test mitochondrial Dna, which is passed down the female line, which may be of some help to you regarding that side. I also tested on their Family Finder, which…"
Jan 27
Bob Douglas replied to Bob Douglas's discussion DNA tests
"HelenEven though I am not fully conversant with all the facts about DNA tests, it is clear that this relates to tests made from the Y chromosome, men have an X and a Y, women have two X chromosomes. However women can have the test done via a male…"
Jan 26
Bob Douglas replied to Bob Douglas's discussion DNA tests
"I beleive I have looked at this in the past. The trouble is whatever  I do I come up with  one or more plausible possibilities, but can never any extra proof to any of the possible lines"
Jan 26
William Douglas replied to Bob Douglas's discussion DNA tests
Jan 26
helen lorenz replied to Bob Douglas's discussion DNA tests
"Nigel I read your response to Bob with interest and checked out the Douglas project on FTDna found the content useful and somewhat confusing,so I was wondering is this test only for Douglas men or is there a similar one for Douglas women and if so…"
Jan 26
helen lorenz replied to Bob Douglas's discussion DNA tests
"Hi Bob Sorry not to get back sooner.  Having searched various sites concerning 'Douglas' clock and watchmakers in Scotland, it is entirely feasible that your family origins could well be Scottish.  Many Douglas clock makers…"
Jan 26
Nigel Douglas replied to Bob Douglas's discussion DNA tests
"Bob, The Douglas project on FTDna may help you, there are also geographical projects, such as Border Reivers which are good. If you decide to go along this route, my advice would be to spend as much as you feel is affordable on the test,…"
Jan 24
Bob Douglas replied to Bob Douglas's discussion DNA tests
"Hi Helen Have looked for a long time James Douglass my 4x great grandfather, was born about 1730-1735. The earliest record of home is an apprenticeship record of 10th Oct 1747, James son of John apprenticed to Richard Stedman, clockmaker of…"
Jan 23
helen lorenz replied to Bob Douglas's discussion DNA tests
"Hi Bob Just how and where are you stuck with your Douglas Line.  if you wanted to contact me, I might be able to help but can't guarantee success but am willing to give it a go.  No, as yet I have not had a DNA test done as I know…"
Jan 23
William Douglas replied to Bob Douglas's discussion DNA tests
Jan 8
Bob Douglas left a comment for William Douglas
"Hi I have tried to go back further I am stuck at James Douglass born about  1730-1733 based on apprenticeship in 1747. I have checked more records in England and Scotland, but there is nothing to tie any baptism to my James. Assuming that the…"
Dec 5, 2012
William Douglas left a comment for Bob Douglas
"Bob, I have received messages wondering if you have tried the Guildhall in London and Scotland's People and Family Search for John Douglas/s born around the time that he is looking at?"
Dec 5, 2012
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James Douglass son of John Douglass

I am trying to trace the baptism of James Douglas, watchmaker of ChertseyThe earliest record of him is the tax record of his apprenticeship of Richard Stedman of Godalming in 1747 for 7 yearsI guess this makes him born around 1733 - perhaps plus or minus 3, and this record gives his father's nameFamily myth said that one of the watchmakers came from Scotland but I have no way of knowing if this is true.It is a bit of a forlorn hope, but I am looking for any James Douglass who went missing from…See More
Jul 3, 2012

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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
Douglas(s) of Chertsey
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
James Douglas b circa 1733 sone of an unknown John
Website address
http://www.cotswan.com

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At 13:17 on December 5, 2012, William Douglas said…

Bob,

I have received messages wondering if you have tried the Guildhall in London and Scotland's People and Family Search for John Douglas/s born around the time that he is looking at?

At 18:12 on July 3, 2012, William Douglas said…

Hi, Bob.

Sorry I did not recognise you when you signed up on the genealogy database.

Welcome!

William

PS For those that do not know Bob, his website is well worth a visit: http://www.cotswan.com

 
 
 

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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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