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80 Drysdale men counted at 1541 weapon show

Started Nov 7 0 Replies

Encyclopedia BritannicaWAPENSHAW (M.E. for “weapon-show”), a periodical muster or review of troops formerly held in every district in Scotland, the object having been to satisfy the military chiefs that the arms of their retainers were in good…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale Nov 3. 3 Replies


Simplified view vs. Desktop view in a group

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale Jan 14, 2020. 3 Replies

Show simplified view.... in the group Drysdale Archives this simplified view simply leaves out most information posted there…Continue

Thursday , July 18th 2019

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale Dec 15, 2020. 2 Replies

Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections. For Myself , Sept name , Drysdale, in particular , William Drysdale and wife Helen Renny both [supposedly] born 1730s , Dunfermline , Fife , [supposedly] married Jan…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by William Douglas Apr 25, 2017. 5 Replies

William Douglas , I must say Thank you for the platform you have provided and the work you [and other Contributors] do , sorting it all out from all around the world . Members if you take time to read someones posts , please be as kind  to hit the…Continue

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Passports of Southeastern Pioneers 1770-1823

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Lynn Drysdale Mar 24, 2014. 3 Replies

 A very interesting book a friend turned me on to .... named                                                                     '' Passports of Southeastern Pioneers 1770-1823: Indian, Spanish and other Land Passports for Tennessee, Kentucky,…Continue

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the inquisitive party

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Henry Nov 24, 2013. 2 Replies

A choice encounter with a very inquisitive party who contacted me  nearly begging me to  volunteer my time in searching for a long lost Great~grandfather~So & So ,  [ who I located ] , despite the language barrier .So  without a shred of…Continue


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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
William Drysdale and wife Helen Renny for myself .
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
Sept name Drysdale
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Orvin Dick Drysdale jr. / sr.
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At 16:05 on November 7, 2022, Mikko Salomaa said…

Hello, about last name Clark, att this moment in nordic countries there is Clark`s as follows: Finland - 82, Sweden - 268, Danmark - 111, Norway - 167.

Also i found Mildred Clark buried in city of Turku Finland.                                           Irene Clark (born Raihala, finnish last name) and probably her son, James R. Clark buried in Knappa Prairie Cemetary - Knappa Oregon. Irene - 1909-1994.  James - 1936-1995. 

I can dig up more if you want.


At 18:15 on November 5, 2022, Mikko Salomaa said…

Hi Russel, my 10th ggm is Catharina Fotheringham and her husband is Jacob Clark

born in Dundee 1580, they came to Finland from Estonia. I dont know Jacob`s ancestors.


At 19:32 on May 4, 2021, James Izatt said…

 Thanks for the message

From the various Douglas archives posts it looks as though your researches are more wide ranging and interesting than my own which go back to within five miles of where I an sitting at present.

On the face of it quite simple originating in a marriage between a Janet Douglas and a Robert Cochrane in 1707. Beyond that however difficult confirming anything with certainty.

At 21:10 on May 3, 2021, James Izatt said…


Thank you.

I should probably just confirm that  this information arose from a review of Douglas marriages - it just turned out that there were quite a few Murray ones there all with connections to the Edinburgh Legal fraternity.

One thing that may not be generally known about the Pringle name is that it was originally Hoppringle and relates to a border family which held land around Galashiels for centuries - and still does

This web site will have more about the subject than I could say.

Clan Association (

At 12:26 on April 10, 2019, Roger Steves said…

Thank you for the Dingwall pages. Will investigate, and keep you informed.


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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