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January 2015 Blog Posts (2)

burningbircht tartan products

burningbrichtis a home-based business sited not far from where I live in Scotland where Brenda Bleackley is a crafter who makes different items from tartan.

She showed me some of her…

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Added by William Douglas on January 11, 2015 at 22:59 — 1 Comment

2015 New Years Honours

Congratulations go to Henry Scott Douglas who was awarded the British Empire Medal For services to the community in Bonchester in the Scottish Borders in the 2015 New Years Honours List. 

Henry Douglas was born in the Yarrow Valley and has farmed all his life, mainly at Howahill near Bonchester Bridge. He is an…

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Added by William Douglas on January 2, 2015 at 23:30 — 1 Comment

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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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