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William Douglas's Blog – January 2011 Archive (6)

Addressing history: a new searchable historical database

AddressingHistory is asking history enthusiasts to explore their ancestors and local historical connections by finding and placing historical Scottish Post Office Directory listings on the map. 


Funded by JISC, the AddressingHistory website combines the listings from the Directories, historical forerunners of Yellow Pages, with maps…


Added by William Douglas on January 28, 2011 at 15:11 — No Comments

GeoGenealogy's Gazetteer of Scotland

Howard Mathieson has created a free Google Earth app entitled GeoGenealogy's Gazetteer of Scotland, in effect a Gazetteer of Gazetteers it has the following features:

Scalable boundary files of the counties(32) and the parishes(891) of Scotland

Each county has links to GenukiThe Family search WIKI ,  …


Added by William Douglas on January 27, 2011 at 12:36 — No Comments

GW Douglas

We are looking for help in identifying the person in this photograph.  Can you help?



Photo reads, "Compliments of G. W. Douglas taken on his 74th birth day March 30, 1895"

Photo taken by Ruescher at 362 & 364 Fulton St.,…


Added by William Douglas on January 25, 2011 at 11:04 — 7 Comments

Guilty as charged - but who was this David Douglas?

On 12th October 1693, John Skudamore , David Douglas and John Gowen , were indicted for a Misdemeanor, in erecting and setting up a private Printing-press, and printing therewith, or causing to be printed several Scandalous and Seditious Pamphlets against the Peace of the King and Queen, and Government, and for privately and secretly dispersing the said Scandalous Pamphlets .

The King's Messenger swore that the Press was found in …


Added by William Douglas on January 18, 2011 at 23:52 — 1 Comment

Clan Members affected by Australian Flooding

Jeff and Justine Douglas outside their flood damaged home

Regions of Queensland have begun re-emerging from the floodwaters, as Brisbane started a mass clean-up following the deluge that has swamped thousands of homes over the past few days.

As the water receded, putrid mud and debris was left covering…


Added by William Douglas on January 14, 2011 at 19:09 — No Comments

Top content in 2010

Internet visitors to the Douglas Archives continue to grow. Over 50 thousand people visited the site during the year, reading almost 33 thousand pages.  They come from 165 different countries.  The top 5 are:


1. United Kingdom  

2. United States 

3. Australia  

4. Canada  

5. Germany 

The Hungarians spent more time on the site than any other nationality. Most visited pages were the general information pages, eg lists of battles.…


Added by William Douglas on January 6, 2011 at 12:30 — 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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