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Several Douglas families had settled in what would become Germany and Russia before World War 1 and World War 2. Some of these families are Douglas of Arkland and the descendants of Count Robert Douglas of Sweden. I was wondering if anyone had heard of a Douglas fighting for the Central Powers, the Axis or for the Russia/Soviet Union during either of these wars. There are also Douglas families in Italy, and I am curious in their participation also.

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I have been rooting around looking for evidence and have (so far) found none. However, the families did have sons who served in the 19th century, so it appears very likely they had sons who served in the 20th.


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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