"It has certainly been a labour of love for us. We are so grateful for the family in previous generations who have taken care of family documents and pictures for the later family to come.
Jenni and Mavis"
Researching members of the Douglas family in Ireland is notoriously difficult. So many records have been destroyed, and the families often moved on to America, or elsewhere.This group is for those tracing their ancestors in Ireland.See More
Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
Douglas's from Lurgan, Armagh, Ireland and surrounds.
We trace back to Moses Douglas born about 1740 and his son Rev William Douglas born 1771, Kinnegoe (nr. Lurgan), Ireland. William had 8 siblings and are seeking to connect to descendents. We also have other lines that may be cousins that we would like to connect (common ancestor may be the brother (s) of Moses circa 1740
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
Moses Douglas abt 1740, death unknown but possibly after 1832
I note that you and your mother are both researching Moses and his father Rev William Douglas. There is a danger here that i am quoting your earlier research, and as such that we are in a circular situation where you think that I have new material and I think that yours is new, when really it is all the same!
I am going to add you as a friend, and then you can send me the tree that you have developed, on the understanding that material that I receive is ultimately for sharing.
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?