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April 2016 Blog Posts (4)

John Douglas in New Zealand

Can anyone in New Zealand help with this?
John Ross c1860

Added by William Douglas on April 27, 2016 at 13:58 — 1 Comment

The Scottish Borders mapped

The Scottish Marches is a term for the border country on both sides of the border between Scotland and England. From the Norman conquest of England until the reign of James VI of Scotland, who also became James I of England, border clashes were common and the monarchs of both countries relied on March Lords to defend the frontier areas known as the Marches.…


Added by William Douglas on April 25, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

The Douglas-Pennant Art Collection

Today it has been announced that Rembrandt’s ‘Catrina Hooghsaet’ which has been at the centre of a storm over UK export rules, is going on loan to National Museum Cardiff for three years. This one of a number of artworks collected by the Douglas-Pennant family at Penrhyn Castle.  …


Added by William Douglas on April 6, 2016 at 16:41 — No Comments

Burning Bandits Bodies Mexican Revolution RPPC Columbus, NM Douglas AZ

Up for sale on ebay is a divided back 1916 RPPC, unposted. It is inscribed 'Burning the Bodies of Dead Bandits at Columbus, N. M.'



Added by William Douglas on April 1, 2016 at 17:47 — 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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