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July 2020 Blog Posts (4)

The Stone of Lochmaden, and meeting place for the west march.

The Earls of Douglas were of the Liddesdale more of the Middle March. (does beg a response)

Added by Mark Stephen Elliott on July 17, 2020 at 16:30 — 2 Comments

Bonjedward back on the market

Built on the former Douglas estate of Bonjedward, the 'new' house is back on the market.  A chance for a Douglas family to bring it back into clan hands, maybe?

Bonjedward House is a magnificent listed Georgian house dating from the latter stages of the 18th century. Built for Archibald Jerdon of Bonjedward and later the seat of the Dowager Marchioness…


Added by William Douglas on July 8, 2020 at 15:16 — No Comments

Vandals tear down Statue of Frederick Douglass

Whether or not I agree with the President of the United States sentiments, the fact is that tearing down the statue of Frederick Douglass is yet another act of vandalism that is shaming the world.

The statue of the renowned Black abolitionist Frederick Douglass was torn from its base in a park in Rochester, N.Y., and then dumped some 50 feet…


Added by William Douglas on July 8, 2020 at 8:49 — No Comments

Family Tree Maker with Photos

If you are looking for a low ost way to manage your family tree, this Excel version might meet your needs:  …


Added by William Douglas on July 6, 2020 at 18:09 — 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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