The Douglas Archives

A collection of historical and genalogical records

May 2010 Blog Posts (8)

Edward and Joseph Douglas, both of the 28th Maori Battalion were killed on the same day, in the same unit and in the same action.

Edward and Joseph Douglas, both of the 28th Maori Battalion were killed on the same day, in the same unit and in the same action. Another tragic case of brothers dying together:…



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Added by William Douglas on May 26, 2010 at 10:00 — No Comments

The Bride Index

A friend has just shared this link: http://brideindex.info/d-surnames/douglas.html

I have not tried it yet, so let me know how you get on!

Added by William Douglas on May 25, 2010 at 20:34 — No Comments

Leslie Douglass-Walker's tattoo!

Added by William Douglas on May 19, 2010 at 20:03 — No Comments

Ghosts in Glendevon?

Some time ago, I was asked if I knew anything about ghosts in Glendevon. They had been camping there, and had an 'out of world' experience, and wanted to know more.



I was not able to help them, but today, I have received an email containing several references to ghosts and ghostly activity.



I have put an edited version on the website, and it prompts me to find out more about Douglass ghosts! Maybe… Continue

Added by William Douglas on May 14, 2010 at 10:38 — No Comments

Relationships to the new Prime Minister

Many people are having fun checking their relationship to the new British Prime Minister, David Cameron, and his wife, Samantha.


Both families of descended from nobility and, indeed, royalty.


A quick summary of David Cameron's pedigree id shown below. That of his wife can be found in our genealogy section.


My relationship?…
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Added by William Douglas on May 13, 2010 at 11:16 — No Comments

Word Processing and Genealogical Writing

The following is extracted from the Rootsweb Review

Whether you're transcribing a historical…

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Added by William Douglas on May 12, 2010 at 18:30 — No Comments

Women in Douglas History

How many women are listed in the Douglas Archives? At the last count there were nearly 70,000 females in the database (80,000 men), but that is not what I meant.



How many women merit a Biography? And how many have got one? Not enough is the best answer that I can give.



With this in mind, I went in search of more Douglas ladies, and managed to add nine in the last month - and only eight men!



One of those women won Wimbledon 7 times! How could I have not known… Continue

Added by William Douglas on May 11, 2010 at 10:12 — No Comments

Author and friend assume name of Mr and Mrs Sholto Douglas

Mary Diana Dos (c1791 – c1830) was the illegitimate daughter of a peer. To make her own financial way in the world, the distinctly unattractive Mary assumed the male pseudonym of ‘David Lyndsay,’ in order to have her work published in Blackwoods Magazine and other such popular annuals. Her works included Dramas of the Ancient World (1821), which brought her to the attention of Mary Shelley and her circle. Shelley later helped Dods secretly remove to Paris, dressed in male attire, where she… Continue

Added by William Douglas on May 9, 2010 at 17:23 — 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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