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North American immigrants

We are researching early immigrants to the USA and Canada.

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Latest Activity: Jan 17, 2021

Early arrivals

Many Canadian and American families can be traced back to early arrivals in 'America', but making the connection across the pond is often not so straight forward.

I am keen that we should use this forum to identify those key people, and then work together to trace their ancestors back to Scotland (or Ireland, or England). In some cases, families arrived via the West Indies. It would be good to identify them as well.

A starting point is the list in The Douglas Archives of 'Early Douglas settlers in America'. Suggestions for additions to this list would be very welcome.

Please make your contributions as full as possible, with dates and places included, as appropriate.

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Comment by Deborah Ann Hill-Hampton on March 2, 2011 at 17:43
My family made it to nova Scotia but I haven't figured out how they ended up incalifornia and Texas. Still working on it. Debby Hampton from douglas and drysdale names
Comment by Zachary Douglas on September 9, 2010 at 18:10
My great grandfather was Born in Pickering TP, Ontario Canada abt1863 and Immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio (where the family stayed put) from Ireland. No info on his death, immigration or death time or place (though my father remembers him being a one armed shipyard foreman.) He was born to a George Douglas (b 1831, d. 1915) who immigrated to Canada from Cumberland, England. I think his fathers name was Andrew, but my free trail ended without me finding certainty. Any one out there connected or have any info?

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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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