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I'm pleased to announce that after years of procrastination, research and even more procrastination, I have finally embarked upon a book project focussing on a critical time in Clan Douglas history. A time of the rise and tragic fall of the Black Douglas…Continue
Well, after years of research and frustrating roadblocks I have finally pieced together my first article documenting my branch of the Douglas family. This is only part 1, I'm sure in time I'll add more to the story and what I'm documenting here has been a remarkable personal journey.
I hope for the reader you may find some take away advice if you're currently or planning to do research into your own family history. I am not a genealogical researcher by any…Continue
After many, many years I have finally cracked the case of my mysterious ancestor Edward Douglas - the first Douglas of my family line to arrive in Australia.
Edward was the son of James Douglas - the only recorded child to James and his unknown wife. He was born in 1824
Records on ancestry.com suggests that Edward was born in Birmingham. Evidence on this same site suggests he lived in the Warwickshire until the age of 19.
It appears that life at that time for him was…Continue
Recently I published an article on my wordpress blog to serve as a memorial page to three Australian Douglas brothers tragically killed in action in WWI.
Sadly I am unable to locate any surviving relatives.
You can find the page here.
Added by Andrew Douglas on March 25, 2016 at 6:37 — No Comments
It's hard to believe that my family quest has stretched well over a year already. But here we are 2011 and I'm still no closer to finding the truth over my descendents.
However all is not lost and the search continues.
Throughout the year I was given some small leads; my reliability over the information passed to me about how, when and…Continue