"Amelia, You are researching Robert Douglas b. 02 Aug 1723 in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland? I have done some research on this line. I am a Riley and Mary Riley was my 5th Great Aunt. Have a lot of information on the Riley line and…"
Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
Robert Douglas b. 02 Aug 1723 in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland d. 1795 1812? Mary Riley
1759 – 1847
Thomas Dunlop Douglas
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
Robert Douglas son of William Douglas of Leith and Catharin Dunlop
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?