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 186,000+ 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.

 

Latest Activity

Robert James Dean , Jr. left a comment for Pat Levinson
"Hi Pat, I’m still trying to find the parentage of Elizabeth and Jane Douglas Dean but getting nowhere. Have you had any success in the past few years? I am also frustrated with determining the time and place of Jane’s death in the…"
Tuesday
Robert James Dean , Jr. replied to Robert James Dean , Jr.'s discussion Jane Douglas
"Pat is my fifth cousin as her ggg grandfather (Robert M. Dean) was a brother to Samuel H. Dean. I got most of my information from her."
Tuesday
Russell Lynn Drysdale replied to Robert James Dean , Jr.'s discussion Jane Douglas
"https://douglashistory.ning.com/profile/PatLevinson Pat has Douglas and Dean ties it seems you may want to contact her ,  may be a shot in the dark , her page is dated 2010 but it states ''Elizabeth Douglass married to Robert M. Dean.…"
Tuesday
William Douglas commented on Jackie Stoddard's photo
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ALIAS of Arthur Douglas, 3rd of Tilquhilly IS WILLIAM DONALD

"I can find no record of Blair, Kincardineshire. I find: Blair Parish ChurchDiocese of DunkeldDeanery of Athole and DrumalbaneCounty of Perthshire and  Blairgowrie / Blair(?) Parish ChurchDiocese of St AndrewsDeanery of Gowrie From the evidence,…"
Tuesday
Robert James Dean , Jr. replied to Robert James Dean , Jr.'s discussion Jane Douglas
"Thanks very much for the information. Do you know of anyone who has a family tree that might include additional details? I understand there has been some research on the Dean/Douglas families in that era. While the first Deans arrived in British…"
Tuesday
Adam Douglas is now a member of The Douglas Archives
Tuesday
Russell Lynn Drysdale replied to Robert James Dean , Jr.'s discussion Jane Douglas
"Back then they didnt supply much info on females in the census , but Looks like James Douglass  could be her dad Lets see.. born c. 1795 most likely in Delaware County.....At the time of the first Federal Census there was no Delaware County. At…"
Tuesday
Jackie Stoddard posted a photo

ALIAS of Arthur Douglas, 3rd of Tilquhilly IS WILLIAM DONALD

I have have solved our Douglas Mystery , maybe we ARE TILQUILLY after all, Arthur HAD AN ALIAS of WILLIAM DONALD . look in the image I have both in two gensArthur Douglas, 3rd of Tilquhilly HAD AN ALIASB: 1517 in Tilquhille, Kincardineshire,…
Tuesday

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Jane Douglas

Started by Robert James Dean , Jr. in Genealogy. Last reply by Robert James Dean , Jr. on Tuesday. 5 Replies

I don’t know if I am in the right place but I am looking for any information on my ggg grandmother, Jane (Jeannie) Douglas. She was born c. 1795 most likely in Delaware County, NY. She married my ggg grandfather, Samuel H. Dean in February 1814 at…Continue

DOUGLAS CHART all three Branches DRUMLANRIG , ANGUS , MORTON

Started by Jackie Stoddard in Genealogy on Monday. 0 Replies

DOUGLAS CHART all three Branches DRUMLANRIG , ANGUS , MORTON this is all copied from a group I run Royal Stuart and Stewart Autosomal DNA , as many are Douglas desecendants also so I finally got time without distractions (one of the few things the…Continue

Tags: DRUMLANRIG, ANGUS, MORTON, Branches, three

Seeking Parentage Archibald Douglas (1695-1756)

Started by Julie Bauer in Genealogy. Last reply by Richard William Maginis Douglas Mar 30. 3 Replies

I have been trying to establish the father of my Lancaster, Pennsylvania ancestor, and have had no luck. Can anyone confirm the parentage of: Archibald Douglas (1695-1756)Married Jean or Jane (?)Born in Edinburgh, ScotlandDied 11/26/1756 in…Continue

Archibald Douglas b ca 1665 to America 1725-1728

Started by RC Collins in Genealogy. Last reply by Richard William Maginis Douglas Feb 26. 9 Replies

I have looked for many years for the ancestors of Archibald Douglas b:ca 1665 in Scotland/d:29 Feb 1728 in Kent Co., Colony of Delaware . Many researchers report he went to America via Ireland after the death of his brother John in the "Scottish…Continue

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No Marriage Events , Really ?

Posted by Russell Lynn Drysdale on February 7, 2020 at 23:12 3 Comments

             No Marriage Events .
          Really ? 
              I will post this here and reference it so the Mormons  , in particular Family Search cannot promote         misinformation any further . Scroll down for documentation .…
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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.

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