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Interesting people

Some of the interesting people we come across in our research - probably not Douglases, as they would merit an entry in the Douglas Archives.

Location: Worldwide
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Latest Activity: Jun 10, 2018

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To add a biography of your interesting person, just start a discussion. Tell us how you came across the individual, and any other relevant and 'interesting' features.

If you have anything to add to anyone's else's nomination, please add a comment.

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Sheila Chisholm

Started by William Douglas. Last reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale Aug 22, 2016. 1 Reply

Sheila Chisholm is the wife of my 5th cousin, twice removed.She wedded earls and barons, befriended literary figures and movie stars, bedded a future king, was feted by London and New York society…Continue

Angela Tremble

Started by Russell Lynn Drysdale Aug 15, 2016. 0 Replies

Deborah Harry  [Blondie] was born Angela Tremble on July 1, 1945 in Miami, Florida. At three months, she was adopted by Catherine (Peters) and Richard Smith Harry, and was raised in Hawthorne, New…Continue

Tags: Harry, Blondie, Deborah, Turnbull, Tremble

Jane Horney

Started by William Douglas. Last reply by William Douglas Aug 6, 2013. 1 Reply

"Jane" Ebba Charlotta Horney (married Granberg), (8 July 1918 – 20 January 1945) was a Swedish woman, believed to have spied in Denmark for the benefit of Nazi Germany, and to have been killed by the…Continue

Mary Fairfax Somerville, 1780-1872, Scottish Mathematician

Started by Shirley Thompson Aug 3, 2013. 0 Replies

I was struck by this lady's achievements while investigating a Corbett-Somerville marriage. It turns out that my Corbett ancestor was not the one who married a Somerville. Mary Fairfax Somerville was…Continue

Tags: Roxburghshire, mathematician, scientist, Fairfax, Somerville

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Comment by William Douglas on November 1, 2010 at 11:23

Roy J. Myers

I received a message from someone who corrected the entry for Roy James Smith. Apparently, he changed his name to Roy Jerome Myers.
Roy, an electrician, had been convicted of fraud. Whilst in prison, he 'invented' a method of obtaining electricty from air. several news articles on his invention, and the manner in which he obtained his patent, together with is autobiography, written on prison notepaper, have been gathered into one place, and can be read here>>>

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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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