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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
The schism!!! actually the Mortons

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At 15:19 on January 18, 2010, William Douglas said…
Alex, I have just received the following in an email:
John Douglas was a brother of Gabriel Douglas 1822 Muirkirk, Ayrshire. John was a Snuff Box painter and Portrait painter in Old Cumnock, Ayrshire (Pigot's 1837); and a Portrait Painter and Photographer including Carte-de-Viste in Glasgow (St Georges Road, Sauchiehall Place and Renfield Street) and at Helensburgh (Seafield Place, West Bay) from 1861 to 1881 and presumably till his death in 1893 in Glasgow. Some of his six sons also became Photographers and were with him in his Studios.

Re the surname Morton - the youngest of John's four daughters (with his wife Mary Lorimer 1814 Auchingilsie, Old Cumnock, Ayrshire) Maria Margaret Douglas 1860 Blytheswood, Glasgow married Andrew Bowman Morton 1858 Kilmarnock, Ayrshire in September 1883 in Glasgow - children Agnes Hamilton 1884, Mary L 1885, Penelope D 1887, William 1891, Betsy 1894 and Margaret 1897 - all born in Glasgow

Is there any conection with yourself?

Yours aye,

At 22:48 on August 19, 2009, William Douglas said…
If I can be of any help to you in any way please click on my picture, and it will take you to my homepage . You can “add me as your friend” there, “send me a message’, or type on my “comment wall”. I hope you find the Douglas Archives useful in your research - and the more we can include the Mortons, the happier I will be!

Yours aye,

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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