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Announcing the production of a book - Black Heart.

Hello everyone,

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…


Added by Andrew Douglas on October 12, 2019 at 20:01 — 2 Comments

My branch of the Douglas family. Part 1.

Hello readers,

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…


Added by Andrew Douglas on May 24, 2019 at 12:49 — 1 Comment

A breakthrough!

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 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…


Added by Andrew Douglas on November 13, 2017 at 6:24 — 3 Comments

The story of three brothers.

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

2011 - one year on.

Hello dear reader.

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…


Added by Andrew Douglas on January 3, 2011 at 17:04 — 1 Comment

The early lessons of a search.

Being new to the family research game it's fair to say that I'm rather virginal to the highs and lows of Genealogy.

So on a wing and a prayer I set forth with precious little information passed down from my mother - whom in turn recieved the same information from a long deceased family member.

My family tree is very comprehensive and complete right up to present day from the time we arrived at the great land down under.

Now unlike alot of Australians I'm rather… Continue

Added by Andrew Douglas on January 28, 2010 at 8:52 — 8 Comments

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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