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                I am currently trying to trace my lineage back to the homeland but have hit a brick wall.   Although a cousin of mine has participated in the Clan Douglas DNA project ( I highly encourage any male members of the name Douglas to do so too) we have found our line appears to branch from Douglas of Mains family.  My goal is to connect the dots and complete the tree going back.  Our earliest known Ancestor for sure is:

James Douglass,

b. Sept 1798 Delaware County, New York

m. 1823 to Flora L. Leete, Tompkins County, New York

d. Dec 1886 Dunbar, Otoe County, Nebraska


Through some incredible research, my cousin, Dorothey, has concluded that James father and grandfather were the following men:

(Father of James)

William Douglass

b. About 1766 in Orange/Delaware Co. New York?

m. Unknown

d. between 1830 and 1835 in Caroline, Tomkins County, New York


(Father of William)

James Douglass

b. 1723 Where Unknown

m. ? to Elizabeth R. Douglass(b. 1728 d. Sep, 1795 Harpersfield, Delaware Co., New York)

d. Mar, 1809 Harpersfield, Delaware Co., New York


Anyone with any ideas or information on these individuals would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you,



(Douglas in Spirit and Blood)

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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.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?

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