"Hello, I am very pleased to have been admitted to the Douglas Archives. The info I have is that late eighteen/early nineteen hundred, there was an outbreak of ??? in Edinburgh and Caroline Douglas was sent to Robert Harden,…"
"Welcome to our community, Isabel.
Can you tell us more about your ancestor, Caroline? When would this event have been? What is known of her parents? Anything that helps others to make the link can be helpful to you too.
I note that Kilsyth…"
Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
Have been told by Registrar's office in Edinburgh that we are related to Black Douglas. This was when there was an epidemic in Edinburgh and a Caroline Douglas was sent to live in Kilsyth with the Station Manager.
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
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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?