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Douglases in Cockpen - 18th century and before

Here's some of what I have on the Cockpen Duglass/Douglas people. At William's suggestion I'm putting this in a 'discussion' as there may b…

Started by Jenny Blain in GenealogyLatest Reply

William Douglass (1610 - 1682)

Myself and others are interested in William Douglass (born 1610 in ?, died 1682 in New London,CT) and confirming his birthplace.  Tradition…

Started by Douglas Anderson in GenealogyLatest Reply

Head of the House of Douglas

The revival of interest in Scottish ancestry over the last 50 years has encouraged many clans and families, who had not previously done so,…

Started by William Douglas in GeneralLatest Reply

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A place to seek assistance with a family tree

152 on Sunday
Reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale


A place to discuss battles, castles, or anything of historic interest

16 Jan 15, 2023
Reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale


For discussions about crests, mottos and related matters

4 Jan 25

Gatherings and reunions

A place to promote and discuss forthcoming clan gatherings and family reunions.

8 Jan 15, 2018
Reply by Levi Ravenswood


Not for genealogy or history! Or maybe for both?

25 Nov 3, 2023
Reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale


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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