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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 BlainLatest 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 AndersonLatest Reply

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The London Douglass's Theatre owners and actors

I have found an interesting family of 12 brothers in East London who owned and acted on the stage at the Standard Theatre, which was owned…

Started by Linda Surridge

1 Sep 25
Reply by William Douglas

Parentage of Hugh Douglass 1713-1780

I am having doubts about the parentage of Hugh Douglass born 1713 in New Cumnock, Scotland.  In Ancestry, lots of folks (including me) link…

Started by Gail Douglas Wenhardt

1 Sep 18
Reply by William Douglas

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

77 Aug 20
Reply by Martin Crowly

Seeking Parentage Archibald Douglas (1695-1756)

I have been trying to establish the father of my Lancaster, Pennsylvania ancestor, and have had no luck. Can anyone confirm the parentage o…

Started by Julie Bauer

5 Jul 6
Reply by Richard William Maginis Douglas

Overseers on behalf of Lady Elizabeth Dale on Dale's Gift

There was a succession of overseers including Henry Watkins, John Taylor, Charles Harmar, among others. The plantation was, for the most pa…

Started by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr.

0 Jun 12

Samuel Douglas(s) b.Scotland 1699 d.New Hampshire 1793 Searching for father

I am Looking for the father of: Samuel Douglas b.1699 Burnhouses Auchingramont Hamilton, Aberdeenshire, Scotland d.1793 Littleton NH marrie…

Started by Bernadine Douglass

23 Apr 19
Reply by Ian Douglass

Douglass of Delaware County, New York

My 3rd great grandfather, James Douglass was born in September, 1798, in Delaware County, New York. He later lived in Caroline, Tompkins Co…

Started by Dorothey L Sherman

9 Dec 27, 2020
Reply by Peter Mcclintock

Robert Drysdale d: 11 May 1876

Looking for assistance in researching my wife's Drysdale history. I've been able to go back to Robert Drysdale d: 11 May 1876, m: Christina…

Started by Don and Aileen Theall

2 Dec 14, 2020
Reply by Don and Aileen Theall

Douglas of Burnbrae

I have received the following information: I found information connected to my family, it is a Will Instruction from Archibald Douglas whic…

Started by William Douglas

1 Dec 7, 2020
Reply by William Douglas


Recently I seem to have been receiving a number of :"friend" requests from folks in Chile.  Is there any research into Douglas families who…

Started by Gilbert Franklin Douglas III

5 Oct 10, 2020
Reply by William Douglas


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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