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June 2018 Blog Posts (9)

Douglass Ancestry

I am having a horrible time connecting my Douglass lineage. I am going to Scotland in September and would love some help. 

The last Douglass I am sure of is William W Douglass, b. abt 1755 in Lancaster Co., PA and d. Nov 1792, Madison Co., KY. He was married to Jane Moore, b. 1762, Lancaster Co.,  PA and d. 1830, Boone, MO. Any help with connecting me to ancestors in Scotland is appreciated, thank you Judy

Added by Judy A Douglass on June 13, 2018 at 20:39 — 1 Comment

Lady Florence Dixie

The new exhibition opened last week at the Annan Museum which covers the life and times of Lady Florence Dixie.



Lady Florence is remembered most for her association with women's football.  As president of the British Ladies Football Club she helped give the game a high profile.  The exhibition also takes a fresh look at her life and legacy including her trips to Patagonia and in Southern Africa to report on the Boar War and her political activity in woman's suffrage and dress…

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Added by Stuart Gibbs on June 13, 2018 at 10:53 — No Comments

3 million page views!

In recent days, the hit counter, recording page views since December 2003, tripped the 3 million mark on the Douglas Archives. This represents more than one million unique visitors.

Added by William Douglas on June 13, 2018 at 10:09 — No Comments

Jan Shaw - Ne obliviscaris

It is with sadness I record the death of Jan Shaw, on 10th June.

Jan was for many years to President of the Clan Douglas Association of Australia, and before that the newsletter editor.

Her knowledge of Douglas matters, her support of Douglas heritage and her friendship will be missed by many.

Her funeral service will be at St Mary's Anglican Church,…

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Added by William Douglas on June 12, 2018 at 14:51 — 1 Comment

Douglas Archives database problems

You may have noticed strange behaviour with the Douglas Archives database.

There appears to be a problem with my web service provider that is affecting both email and the database. We are working on this. Meanwhile the revised database has wiped the older version, but not replaced it.

Boring!

Yours aye,

William

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Added by William Douglas on June 9, 2018 at 17:14 — No Comments

Distinguished Man - 6000 y.o. language

I am informed that Douglas in Hebrew means "Distinguished Man".

Doogle= distinguished, eesh= man.

Could it be that Douglas came from Danite Celts?

Hard to prove, but an interesting coincidence. Do any of my distinguished friends have any thoughts on this?

And Urban Dictionary has a rather different definition!

Added by William Douglas on June 9, 2018 at 9:52 — No Comments

Douglas pin brooch for sale on eBay

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Added by William Douglas on June 8, 2018 at 22:41 — No Comments

Ephemera related to Admiral Douglas's house Seafield in Walmer

I have been offered ephemera relating to Admiral Douglas's house Seafield in Walmer. Would anyone be interested in this?

Admiral Robert Gordon Douglas(1829-1910), descendant of James, 4th Earl of Morton, was the son of Commander John Douglas, JP, RN, and Robina MacDonell. He had at least one son, James Sholto Gordon Douglas, and a daughter Madeline Gordon Douglas.

The…

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Added by William Douglas on June 6, 2018 at 10:53 — 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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