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Hi folks,While researching I've come across a couple of road blocks where I'm hoping the good folks here might be able to assist. Sir James 'the Gross', 7th Earl of Douglas died on the 24th of March…Continue
Hi everyone.I don't know if this is the appropriate forum to pose such a question but I was wondering if someone can assist in solving a riddle posed to me by my wee daughter.When she saw a shield I…Continue
G'Day Folks! I'd like to share with you a story and a cause I've now taken up to right a wrong.Late last month my delightful partner and I toured the New England Region of New South Wales. For me, it…Continue
Well the info I uncovered yesterday has today been dashed in the form of an email from John Douglas's Great Grand Daughter. This lead I found has proven to be false.
Unfortunately the information I have with me passed down from my mother has proven to be unreliable. And with the limited information I have left which is sketchy to say the least it is rapidly becoming apparent that this is definately no easy task!
With the work I've done thus far I've drawn an absolute blank with Edward and even his father James. But then, I am only relying on information from ancestry.co which in itself seems good but is it good enough?
The search continues.......
Tonight, my darling assistant aka my girlfriend suggested I google my Great Grandfather and the name of the ship he sailed to Australia in the mid 19th century.
Well it turns out this tale has more twists than a Shakespearian tragedy and it appears my GGF sailed with one of his brothers... a completely new revelation to me. However I will need to clarify and confirm details with sources but by all intents and purposes it appears I have scored a major breakthrough!
This is the site we have unfolded with remarkable if at times contradictory information. The saga will continue.......
I'm pleased to announce that after years of procrastination, research and even more procrastination, I have finally embarked upon a book project focussing on a critical time in Clan Douglas history. A time of the rise and tragic fall of the Black Douglas…Continue
Well, after years of research and frustrating roadblocks I have finally pieced together my first article documenting my branch of the Douglas family. This is only part 1, I'm sure in time I'll add more to the story and what I'm documenting here has been a remarkable personal journey.
I hope for the reader you may find some take away advice if you're currently or planning to do research into your own family history. I am not a genealogical researcher by any…Continue
After many, many years I have finally cracked the case of my mysterious ancestor Edward Douglas - the first Douglas of my family line to arrive in Australia.
Edward was the son of James Douglas - the only recorded child to James and his unknown wife. He was born in 1824
Records on ancestry.com suggests that Edward was born in Birmingham. Evidence on this same site suggests he lived in the Warwickshire until the age of 19.
It appears that life at that time for him was…Continue
Recently I published an article on my wordpress blog to serve as a memorial page to three Australian Douglas brothers tragically killed in action in WWI.
Sadly I am unable to locate any surviving relatives.
You can find the page here.