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The Douglas family of Belfast

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My dad, Wilfrid Henry Douglas came to Australia as a 12-year-old, shipped out with other boys on the Larg's Bay, to attend the Fairbridge Farm School in rural Western Australia. His only sibling, his…Continue

 

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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
My grandparents, Henry Douglas 1887-1962, born Shankhill, Antrim, and wife, Mina Douglas (nee Craig) 1890-1938. Henry Douglas served with Captain Wilfred Spender in the 36 (Ulster) division. Two sons, Wilfred Henry Douglas (my father) and Woodrow Craig Douglas who died in a submarine (Tigris) in the Meditarranean in 1943..
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My grandparents, as above.
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Henry Douglas, Mina Craig, Ballymena,

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At 17:10 on March 21, 2017, William Douglas said…

I am told that all the old records for Pudysburn Mental Hospital were destroyed but the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland(PRONI) may have some.

At 11:34 on March 21, 2017, William Douglas said…

Welcome to our group, Robert.

That will be the Shankhill, now part of Belfast? I recall doing some research and getting confused with the Shankhill in Armargh. I think I need to go back and look again.

I have a note that Woodrow was the son of Harold and Nina. Presumably a mistake?

Yours aye,

William

 
 
 

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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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