Quick reply as I have couple other items going this evening. I did try matching in Gedmatch to your father's Lazarus kit LY585897L1 and the result was no match with me, which is what I meant by "I'd like to understand the DNA…"
"I have Gedmatch kit numbers if that helps. Also, there is another Douglas tree from another Melbourne researcher which is my line but he has it private on Ancestry. However this is the same line from another tree - not sure about the very early…"
"Bill, Mea Culpa! It was Samuel Douglass! This is EXACTLY how misinformation spreads, ha ha. Never mind, probably still relevant for you. Chrissy
Hendren & Douglass Insolvent Debtors
The petition of the following…"
Spent a few hours going through Ancestry, FTDNA, and Gedmatch looking for the DNA connection unsuccessfully. I did find your family tree on Ancestry, but you did cover the tree relationship in your message. My 2nd and 3rd…"
"Hi Bill, I am a new member. I live in Melbourne, Australia. You match with my late father's Lazarus Gedmatch kit LY585897L1 on chromosome 6 at 13.6cM. Dad's ancestors were Jane Douglas born c1800 married William Hendren about 1825 in…"
"Think there is a mistake on HMS Odin in the Med for the Crimean War; RN references to it in the War place it in the Balkans 1854-55. By the way, Bessie Henrietta Douglas was born 12 Oct 1852, William Sholto Douglas was born 18 Dec 1854 (d. Jul…"
"His son, William Grant Douglas, RN, has always been a mystery to me in that many researchers mistake him as a son of my Rev. Charles Douglas due to the time in the Royal Navy that he lived in Portballintrae (based on all five of his children by his…"
Wondering if you have made any progress on this line? I'm stumped on my 3rd G-Grandfather in N. Ireland and so have turned to DNA for possible lineage. I have strong Y-DNA matches to two descendants of Thomas Douglas (1721-1794), son of…"
Have no idea whether you are still researching this family line, but interested in newer information that might be available about Archibald and Ireland. I have two close Y-DNA matches that track back to Archibald through Thomas Douglas and…"
"William, I can shed some light on this Waddell tree, but have failed to track his believed direct ancestor Robert Douglas found in references for this tree. My research takes him back indirectly to the Douglas of Grace Hall. Hope you have better…"
Yes I have done Ancestry Autosomal DNA A588257 and my GEDMatch is 6605406.
Our Family tree is on Ancestry as "Douglas". Yes, a Douglas did take the name Hamilton to assume the family estate, Lord William Douglas (1634-1694)…"
"Hi Richard , have you done your Autosomal DNA ? I have a lot of Gamble DNA matches , who also have Douglas , if so do you have a gedmatch number? and do you have an ancestry tree you could let me look at ?and FTDNA is only $59 for autosomal DNA…"
"I have seen it, and the question I would have for Nick is further data on issue of Samuel besides the son, Dr. Allen. My research shows a daughter Frances Higginson Allen who married Arthur Bayley. Name seems correct based on name of Samuel’s…"
"Thanks William. First, need to thank you for the great job you're doing and the fine Douglas tour information you provided for our trip to Scotland and N. Ireland last summer. Second, our general agreement in the past of a likely common Robert…"
Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
Douglas of Dervock
This family and that of Douglas of Grace Hall descend from a common Scottish ancestor, who accompanied William III to lreland. The Rev. Charles Douglas, Prebendary of Connor, was the great-grandson of the original settler in Ireland. Burke's Landed Gentry of GB and Ireland.
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
The Rev. Charles Douglas (1744-1833), Parish of Connor, Derrykeighan, Co Antrim, N. Ireland
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?