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Cynthia L. Douglass
  • 64, Female
  • Federal Way, WA
  • United States
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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
The Line of Robert the Bruce and Sir William Douglass, who fought with William Wallace. You know the movie Braveheart.
"The Black Douglass's.....My GrandFather "Joshua Parkhurst Douglass"

Imigrated from Scotland at the end of the !800's or early 1900's to Chicago. He was born in 1871 0r 1872. Died in 1965 He settled in the to Oganagan Valley, Washington near Orville, Wa. My Fathers name was Robert B. Douglass. He was born in 1922 and died 1983 in Portland, Oregon.

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At 9:20 on August 19, 2010, William Douglas said…
Maybe that is right!

It certainly is a more interesting theory!

At 22:16 on August 18, 2010, William Douglas said…
There is no definitive answer to where the second s came from, but a widely held view is that many could not spell, and so the recording clerk spelt the name as he saw fit, and later generations followed the trend.

However, I note that two ss are more common in Ireland than Scotland.
At 11:33 on January 13, 2010, William Douglas said…
Welcome the our Community Network, Cynthia.

I do not immediately recognise your grandfather's name - that is to say it is not in The Douglas Archives as far as I can ascertain. Hoever, I am sure someone out there will have him in their tree, and that with some networking, more about him will come to light.

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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