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Douglas dna

A group for those who are using dna to trace their ancestors. The intention is NOT to replace the existing dna group, but to facilitate discussions amongst those who are not part of that group.

Members: 32
Latest Activity: Aug 31, 2022

The Yahoo group is for members of the Douglas DNA study project, and those interested in this project. They are trying to link our modern Douglas families with our "Old Douglas" lines by using yDNA tests.
The group currently has around 120 members, and has made some significant advances.

Further details about the use of dna in tracing ancestors can be found within the pages of the Douglas Archives...more>>>

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Comment by Lawrence Henry Douglas on June 28, 2010 at 22:26
Thus far my participation in the DNA group has not brought down my brick walls, but I have gained valuable insight into my ancestral heritage. My initial 12 marker test was of limited use so I moved to the 37 marker test. These results were of more benefit as they identified my haplotype (R1a1) which connected me with the Douglas of Drumlanrig, Earl of Queensbury, and Douglas of Morton lines.

Even though I have close matches with several members of the Douglas DNA group we have not found a common ancestor - yet. The more we communicate the better our chances for making those connections.

I have my line back to the late 1770s in Ayrshire with my direct line immigrating to Quebec and Ontario, Canada in the 1840s with a move across the St. Lawrence River to Watertown, NY around 1930. I look forward to sharing my Douglas family history.

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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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