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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
I descend from a line of the Douglases of Cavers (and baronets of Friarshaw/Springwood Park), who emigrated to Washington, DC in the late 1860s (after two generations in Liverpool after leaving Scotland).

Certain family members I am looking for more details on include an Archibald Harvey Douglas (born circa 1806) and a Thomas Douglas, a younger son of Admiral Sir James Douglas of the British Navy, who seems to have perished in India. Any help would be fantastic.

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At 5:49 on September 3, 2010, Deborah Ann Hill-Hampton said…
Hi, Just wanting to leave a message a member of the Douglas Clan in the mid Atlantic. I am in Delaware and just seeing who was close to me. You have a great weekend. I have the hurricane Earl to irritate me. Deb Hampton
At 11:17 on September 4, 2009, William Douglas said…
Welcome to the network, Paul.

Another researcher is also interested in a Douglas who died in India; Captain Charles Douglas was killed in Dehli in the Indian Mutiny in 1857. He was commandant of the Royal Guard, but little else is known about him.

We have been unable to trace his line back further than his grandfather (who was also his wife's grandfather), Maj-gen Robert Douglas, b. Abt 1744, d. 7th June 1798.

Get in touch if I can help in any way.


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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