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Raewyn Douglas and Conal Watterson are now friends
May 1
William Douglas left a comment for Conal Watterson
"I have been poking around records for the Douglases in Ballynahinch. It seems the family details in the link you are unable to open are the ancestors of the Douglases who owned the Funeral Parlour of their name in the town.  If you search (top…"
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"Thank you William, I have traced various family members just from the free records online (1901 and 1911 census, civil records to 1921). The earliest Douglas relative I’ve traced, Robert Douglas, was married in 1849 to Eliza McKee, and…"
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William Douglas left a comment for Conal Watterson
"Welcome to our community, Conal! You might like to consider joining the Irish research group. Have you made any further progress with your family? Yours aye, William"
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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
Ballynahinch/Magheraknock to 1873, Belfast late 19th C and onwards
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
Robert Douglas born about 1838 Ballynahinch, married Eliza McKee 1849

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At 12:44 on May 1, 2022, William Douglas said…

I have been poking around records for the Douglases in Ballynahinch.

It seems the family details in the link you are unable to open are the ancestors of the Douglases who owned the Funeral Parlour of their name in the town.  If you search (top right) for Thompson Douglas Ballynahinch it should reach Raewyn's page where you should find it.

At 12:05 on May 1, 2022, Conal Watterson said…
Thank you William, I have traced various family members just from the free records online (1901 and 1911 census, civil records to 1921). The earliest Douglas relative I’ve traced, Robert Douglas, was married in 1849 to Eliza McKee, and I’ve traced quite a number of their children but Robert’s siblings and parents as yet unknown to me (his father is simply listed as deceased on the marriage record). An Adam Douglas and his sister Sarah Douglas may be siblings or cousins, Adam is similar age early 1900s at his death (also Belfast though maybe was still in lower Ballykine 1901)

Like a lot of the family branches everyone moved to Belfast late 19th C. Robert may have been a farm labourer rather than farmer in his own right as listed for some births, he was working as a shipyard labourer in late 60s. Maybe farming work didn’t go so well later in 19th C.

Unfortunately the link you shared didn’t work for me.
At 9:47 on May 1, 2022, William Douglas said…
At 9:40 on May 1, 2022, William Douglas said…

Welcome to our community, Conal!

You might like to consider joining the Irish research group.

Have you made any further progress with your family?

Yours aye,

William

 
 
 

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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