The Douglas Archives

A collection of historical and genalogical records


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: 30
Latest Activity: May 9, 2020

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 William Douglas on May 9, 2020 at 9:42

I have uploaded files relevant to the BigY test, and to William Douglas, b1610 in the Douglas DNA section of the Archives. See here>>> and look for items 41 and 42.

Comment by William Douglas on March 3, 2020 at 20:29
An interesting article by Ky White, one of the leading ancestral chart makers, outlines Viking origins in Britain. Many of us seem to have Viking DNA. Maybe this explains it?
Comment by William Douglas on December 17, 2019 at 21:26

The Douglas and variants DNA project and The Robert William Glode Douglas DNA project have for many years been active in Yahoo Groups.
However, Yahoo has now closed its file hosting service, and so a rescue operation was mounted to download all the files, and save them.
A new file hosting service is now available within the Douglas Archives for these two groups. Much work has still to be done as the downloaded files came without the explanatory links and, in many cases, the files are un-named.
All Yahoo users are requested to review their files and let me know of any details that will make them useful. If anyone can recognise any of the photographs and put names to them, please get in touch.
Not all sections are complete so updating will continue into the New Year. 

Comment by William Douglas on September 2, 2019 at 20:49

Scotland’s genetic landscape echoes Dark Age populations - first comprehensive genetic map

Comment by William Douglas on August 26, 2019 at 11:38

Did you know...

That if you post your haplogoup in the search box, you will find others who match yours?

And you can get networking!


Comment by Gilbert Franklin Douglas III on July 8, 2019 at 22:59

FYI on 31 Dec 2018, I did a cheek swab of my father's first cousin, Dan E. Douglas (he died a couple months later!!!)

His is also RM198, just like mine...

Gilbert Douglas III

Comment by Bob Douglas on July 7, 2019 at 19:03

My Y DNA results are in.

i am haplogoup R-M269

I have a small number of Douglas matches ,  one seem to offer immediate breakthrough, but work to be done here 

Comment by Bob Douglas on April 11, 2019 at 10:43

I have as my furthest back James Douglas(s) b abt 1733-5,  father was an unknown John Douglas. Family reported that we are Scottish Ancestry, but no firm information 

Comment by Bob Douglas on April 6, 2019 at 17:38
Hi I recently did an Autosomal DNA test with Ancestry. I have one very small lead. Need to do a Y DNA test

Bob Douglas
Comment by William Douglas on June 16, 2018 at 12:32

300 up!

The Douglas DNA project database now has 300 entries!


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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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