I had noticed that there were two different sets of parents listed for William Douglas. Is there any way to find out for sure? I'm happy to do the detective work, if it's even possible to find the answer. As soon as…"
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William Douglas and Grizel McKeand come up in discussions from time to time. One reason is that William is not necessarily the son of Gilbert and Margaret.
It could be that he was born in Cockpen,…"
Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
I'm looking for the line of Rev William Douglas, who moved from Scotland to Virginia in the 1700s and compiled the Douglas Register. As best I can tell he came from Wigton and is the son of William Douglas (buried in Clachans of Penningham) and Grizel McKeand, and the grandson of Gilbert Douglas (Possibly buried in Glenrassie, Penninghame or Over-Gogar, Midlothia) and Margaret McIlroy. Then the line disappears and I can't find anything about them.
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
Rev William Douglas
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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?