"Thanks Jackie and a Happy New Year! I've just run the analysis for Stewart: drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll reply with the diagrams (full size - I don't want to clog up the Douglas blog with others'…"
"thats fantastic Robin Spencer , has anyone done this for Stewart as well?I descend from the Earls of Angus , Glenbervie
and Stuart / Stewart I have MANY Spencer DNA matches and am still trying to work it out , maybe its Douglas , I assume…"
"Thank you William -- you're an attentive moderator! Someone asked a question about how to interpret this so here's a brief intro to genetic genealogy. The sketch represents a small part of the above diagram. Adam and…"
"Happy New Year! I'm a Spencer but have Wm Douglas (1610) as an ancestor. I just posted a tree diagram derived from the Douglas Y-DNA project. You will know that DNA breaks the direct Scottish parentage for William, but…"
Greetings. William Douglas (1610-1682, New London) is one of my ancestors. Yes, the Y-DNA is pretty conclusive, and the tree attached shows this sub-clan at the lower left. Note how far into the past (toward the center) you have to go to join other…
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?