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A slideshow made following a visit to Douglas, in Lanarkshire, Scotland

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Comment by Jack Shamgar Douglas on September 5, 2016 at 17:34

My DNA genealogical match dates me to William De Douglas 1174.  My later ancestor, William Douglas of Cavers (second son of Andrew Douglas of Friarshaw) emigrated to the Colonies aboard the good ship 'Henry & Francis' from Leith in the year 1685 during the "Conventing Times".  My lineage includes Pilgrims who came here on the 'Mayflower'as well.  A later ancestor, Captain Alexander Douglas, fought under General George Washington in the American Revolutionary War and the battle of Princeton was planned at his home in Trenton, New Jersey, which has been preserved to this day.  My grand father was a railroad man who came west at the turn of the century from Cape May in New Jersey, the home of the Douglas family in this country dating back to the early 1700's.  My father served in the Marine Corps. during World War II and was a business man in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I flew in the United States Air Force and was an airline executive and business owner in the tour and travel industry before my retirement.  My son Scott R.E. Douglas Phd. is a college professor and his son, Connor Scott Douglas, is presently a graduate student at the University of Northern Colorado. 

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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