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October 2022 Blog Posts (2)

You have a close DNA match..

It is some time since I received an email telling me that I had a close DNA match - but perhaps I clicked the link asking for those emails to stop.

I was getting regular messages informing me that totally unknown persons with no seeming link were apparently 'a close match'.  Searches proved nothing.

From time to time I get emails from people wondering where that link might be to their 'close match'.

I never found those links and grew bored of trying to find…

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Added by William Douglas on October 19, 2022 at 11:16 — No Comments

Douglas Scotti of Rezzanello

https://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/Places/Italy/Rezzanello.html

Attached to the article is an Italian history of the Douglas Scotti family of Rezzanello, which includes a description of the Douglas Scotti arms.

Two variants can be seen in the photographs linked to the above web page.

Added by William Douglas on October 10, 2022 at 12:07 — 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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