The Douglas Archives

A collection of historical and genalogical records

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The Douglas Archives is a mix of historical records and biographies and also a genealogy database with details of 184,000 individuals.

Searching the Douglas Archives

Looking for a Douglas ancestor in the Douglas Archives requires two searches - one in the history section, and another in the genealogy section.

There is a way around this, by using Google (and other search engines) site search facilities.

We can see succesful outcomes of Google searches, but not the unsuccesful ones.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, please ask the question through the Comunity Network - or just drop us a line.

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To reduce the volume of fraudulent sign ups, I am making the process more difficult. I apologise to genuine prospective members.  

The more information you give about your ancestors, the greater the chance that others might see someone they recognise and tie in to your tree. Dates and places definitely help!

Welcome to the Douglas Archives Network

The first Douglas to stride across the stage of Scottish history was Sir William Douglas who fought and died for William Wallace. His son, Sir James Douglas was a supporter and lifelong friend of Robert the Bruce. "Good Sir James" died taking Bruce's heart on a crusade to the Holy Land. The 2nd Earl of Douglas died at the Battle of Otterburn in 1388 as his army defeated an English force led by Prince Henry "Hotspur". In 1402 the 4th Earl was defeated by the same Henry Hotspur at the Battle of Homildon Hill.

Few of their successors died in their beds! Our website charts the history of this famous family, both in its native Scotland, and as family members spread across the world.

The main site is divided into two sections: Douglas history and Douglas genealogy.  These have been joined by the Douglas Clan Gathering section.


In this networking area, we hope that all those with Douglas connections will feel able to contribute and debate their Douglas heritage.

If you are new to the site, please visit our Welcome message.

 

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William Douglas left a comment for Richard Anthony Limanowski
"Richard, I had a root around for 'your' Marion, but was unable to trace her. Do you have any more information? William"
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Russell Lynn Drysdale commented on Russell Lynn Drysdale's page Elizabeth Rigby, Lady Eastlake in the group Drysdale Archives
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"DRYSDALE, George - D21/8/1844 - Drowned, on the 21st ult., whilst bathing in the Danube, at Vienna, George Drysdale, aged 19 years, son of the late Sir William Drysdale, of Pittenchar.  https://sites.rootsweb.com/~ainsty/wfp/deaths/4.html"
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John Stewart, 3rd Earl of Buchan and Constable of France

I have included this article on the strength of his marriage - and because I like his portrait.John Stewart, Earl of…See More
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Douglas family Inverness1

Started by Harold Dixon Douglas in Genealogy. Last reply by Fiona on Tuesday. 28 Replies

I was brought up in the highland orphanage Inverness now closed,is there anybody out there know of this place  Continue

Morton - links to Douglas

Started by Bruce Stewart Morton in Genealogy. Last reply by Bruce Stewart Morton May 27. 4 Replies

My paternal line Morton has always regarded itself as of the Douglas clan. As a consequence through my years I have acquired my father's Douglas kilt, my grandfather's sporran, two Douglas kilts of my own and a pair of trews!! I don't want all that…Continue

Ancient MIgrations of Douglas Paternal Lines

Started by Robin Spencer in History. Last reply by Robin Spencer May 25. 2 Replies

You may be interested in the paths that your paternal line took from Paleolithic Africa to Scotland -- the map above shows…Continue

Blog Posts

John Stewart, 3rd Earl of Buchan and Constable of France

Posted by William Douglas on June 15, 2019 at 22:51 0 Comments

I have included this article on the strength of his marriage - and because I like his portrait.



John Stewart, Earl of Buchan (c. 1381 – 17 August 1424) was a Scottish nobleman and soldier who fought alongside Scotland's French allies during the Hundred Years War. In 1419 he was sent to France by his father the Duke of Albany, Regent of Scotland, with…

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Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Posted by William Douglas on June 9, 2019 at 10:30 0 Comments

Our congratulations go to Steven Douglas. Group chief executive Officer Altair. For services to the Housing Industry. (London) who has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in HM The Queen's 2019 birthday…

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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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