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January 2013 Blog Posts (11)

Douglas people

They are very strong, serious and beautiful people the Douglas I tell you, proudly holding my chin up.

Added by anne marie benoit on January 31, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Lieutenant Colonel Douglas-Hamilton VC remains found?

The Sunday Times reports that the remains of a lost First World War hero who won the Victoria Cross may have been found almost 100 years after he was killed defending British lines on the western front.

On 25/26 September 1915 during operations on Hill 70, in France,…


Added by William Douglas on January 28, 2013 at 21:03 — No Comments

Did you miss COSCA's Clan Leader Bootcamp Webinar on 26 Jan?

No problems, it is all…

Added by William Douglas on January 28, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

Organiser of the wartime Bundles for Britain campaign dies

Lady Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton, born Natalie Scarritt Wales in Cohasset, Massachusetts in 1909 died on 14 January, 2013, aged 103. She grew up in Boston and New York City.

From her earliest years, she was a generous, outgoing and enthusiastic person of drive and great optimism. Her career began in 1939 when she learned of the devastation and isolation of Great Britain…


Added by William Douglas on January 24, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Win your own Hugless Douglas and signed books!

Celebrate National Hug Day by telling us who gives you the perfect hear hug, and win Hugless Douglas goodies

It's National Hug Day and we're celebrating with Hugless Douglas, a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug and…


Added by William Douglas on January 21, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

Three Douglas ships sunk by U-boats

Assisted by Sally Douglas, I have been looking at ships bearing the name Douglas.  This was not an avenue I expected to be going down, and I certainly never expected to find so many. However, several of the vessels have very interesting histories.

So far, we have located three ships that met their fate at the hands of the German navy - U-boats in particular.

First to go was a…


Added by William Douglas on January 18, 2013 at 21:01 — No Comments

OBE for Andrew Douglas-Home in New Year's Honours

Andrew Douglas-Home was honoured with an OBE in this year's New Year’s honours list for services to fishing and Scottish heritage, recognising his long involvement with two of the biggest visitor draws in the Scottish Borders, the River Tweed and Abbotsford House.

Mr Douglas-Home, from Coldstream, has been recognised for his three decades’ service with the River Tweed…


Added by William Douglas on January 7, 2013 at 16:19 — No Comments

Douglas Family Tree Co Wicklow

William Douglas was baptised on 13 Nov 1779 in Wicklow RC Parish Church. The address given was Kilnamanagh

Notes on his marriage and family's baptisms from microfilm CS6482 in the National Library Dublin 

He married Mary Byrne on 22 Nov 1823

The following are baptism records for his children

25 Aug 1824 Robert,  13 June 1826 Ann,   18 July 1829 Thomas (my greatgrandfather)

15 Feb 1831 John,     7 Sept 1832 Denis

On Williams death cert for 9 April…


Added by Sarah Marie Douglas on January 3, 2013 at 23:03 — No Comments

Harold Edington stands down as Regent

In an open letter, Harold Edington has announced that he is standing down as the Clan Douglas Society for North America Regent for Kansas and Missouri.

Dear Clan Douglas members of Kansas, Missouri, and neighbouring states,

It is with sadness that I am announcing that I will be stepping down as CDSNA Regent for Kansas and Missouri;…


Added by William Douglas on January 3, 2013 at 12:35 — No Comments

Douglas Family Co Wicklow Ireland

I was delighted to find the Douglas website. Well done on setting it up.

 The earliest record I have found for our family  is a baptism record in 1779 in Wicklow  Roman Catholic Parish records for William Douglas son of Billy Douglas and wife.  

William married and had a son Thomas who was our great grandfather .

I have been trying to find out how and when the Douglas family came to Co Wicklow. 

Added by Sarah Marie Douglas on January 3, 2013 at 0:23 — No Comments

Deceased Online adds headstone collections for 18 Fife burial sites

Deceased Online is a central database of statutory burial and cremation registers for the UK and Republic of Ireland -- a unique resource for family history researchers and professional genealogists.

Records for 18 more burial grounds, cemeteries and churchyards in Fife have…


Added by William Douglas on January 2, 2013 at 14:03 — No Comments

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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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