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 190,500+ 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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Daniel Douglas updated their profile
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William Douglas left a comment for Daniel Douglas
"Welcome to the Douglas Archives, Daniel. Some members of the extended Douglas family arrived in Sutherland to look after the sheep following their introduction after the 'clearances'. Others have been there since early times. Yours…"
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Daniel Douglas is now a member of The Douglas Archives
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William Douglas left a comment for Jason Douglas
"Welcome to our group, Jason. Who is George Douglas?  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…"
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Jason Douglas is now a member of The Douglas Archives
Wednesday
William Douglas replied to Gail Douglas Wenhardt's discussion Parentage of Hugh Douglass 1713-1780
"When you see the names Campbell and Douglas together, you should think 'Douglas of Mains'. The Douglas family of Mains, which only very recently died out, is one of the oldest branches of the Douglas family. The Douglases and the Campbells…"
Tuesday
Russell Lynn Drysdale commented on Russell Lynn Drysdale's blog post In Cedar Fort, in-laws On 3 different corners of the same intersection called Little England
" Excerpt from ''Our Roots Grow Deep: A History of Cedar Valley'' CEDAR FORT IRRIGATION COMPANY PRESIDENTSApproximate dates according to water certificate signatures.NAME FROM TOJames H. Glines July 5, 1875 1887John…"
Tuesday
Betsy replied to Gail Douglas Wenhardt's discussion Parentage of Hugh Douglass 1713-1780
"I have this Hugh Douglas b1713 in my family tree. I show James Campbell Douglas b1691 and Jean Farquer b1693 as his parentage. "
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Parentage of Hugh Douglass 1713-1780

Started by Gail Douglas Wenhardt in Genealogy. Last reply by William Douglas on Tuesday. 4 Replies

I am having doubts about the parentage of Hugh Douglass born 1713 in New Cumnock, Scotland.  In Ancestry, lots of folks (including me) linked him to James Douglas 13th Lord of Mains 1691-1741.  But I have researched and can find no definitive proof…Continue

Translation

Started by Russell Lynn Drysdale in General. Last reply by J Ruaidri Douglas Apr 26. 2 Replies

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The new Newsletter.

Started by Kenneth David Morton Douglas in Genealogy. Last reply by William Douglas Apr 15. 1 Reply

Received the first copy of the new newsletter today. What a brilliant way to get news, stories and information to members.Well done William.Ken Douglas.Continue

Hi :-) a new aussie Douglas here :-)

Started by Peter James Douglas in Genealogy. Last reply by William Douglas Apr 11. 4 Replies

My kids are on to me to update the information I got from a relative, it was a basic family tree of my Douglas family here in Australia. I got the info many years ago and used an old program to do a HTML family tree, i'll attach the file. If anyone…Continue

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Blog Posts

A SKETCH ... growing digital dust

Posted by Russell Lynn Drysdale on May 5, 2022 at 17:00 3 Comments

See below comment section for pg 2,3,4 

April Newsletter - out now!

Posted by William Douglas on April 12, 2022 at 9:28 1 Comment

April Newsletter ready to download or read online.

We are experimenting with a new format, which you can read as a Flip Book, or download to your PC or laptop.…

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In Cedar Fort, in-laws On 3 different corners of the same intersection called Little England

Posted by Russell Lynn Drysdale on March 31, 2022 at 21:10 8 Comments

John Hacking was born in Preston Lancashire England, September   16, 1835. His father died when he was four years old leaving a widow and four young children in poor circumstances. In the year 1839 the family received the gospel, and the next year the mother married John Fisher. When John S. Hacking was six years old…

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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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