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Scotti crest

The scotti crest is described as; a shield with blue or red background, separated by a bend with two six pointed stars , one each on the to…


0 Feb 5

Where does the Douglas sept of 'Douglass' originate

For many years as a youngster, we were told that there was a tradition of adding or subtracting letters from a name when a child was born '…

Started by Daryl John Douglass

27 Apr 21, 2020
Reply by Judith Fleenor

What is the origin of our motto Jamais arrière?

The word slogan (from the Gaelic slughorn, or battle-cry) is used for any motto derived from a battle-cry. A Scottish lord or laird will fr…

Started by William Douglas

2 May 22, 2014
Reply by William Douglas

family connections

my discussion , related to  dunstall trelligan brown taylor Symons Wilson drummond Drysdale ,Catherine clark, Elizabeth gardiner, most fro…

Started by June carter

0 Nov 8, 2013


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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