The Douglas Archives

A collection of historical and genalogical records

Creating a group

Before creating a group, please make sure a similar group doesn't already exist. On the Douglas Archives hompage's main menu, place your mouse over "Groups" and then go down to "All Groups". Using the search box, insert the key words for the group you want to create and click on the magnifying glass. If you don't find a group that is a good match, then create your own. To add a new group, put your mouse over "Groups" on the main menu and then go down to "Add a group". Start by filling in the group information. You can upload an image for your group by clicking on the black camera icon next to the "Image" label. Next, you will choose the desired features, privacy, and messages. You may choose to set the privacy at "Moderated Membership" but you will not be able to change it later. When you are done, click on the "Add Group" button. The next screen provides you with a variety of ways to invite others to your group. You can choose any of the options, or click on the "Skip" button underneath the group description. You will then be able to view your newly created group.

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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