A collection of historical and genalogical records
The Sunday Times reports that the remains of a lost First World War hero who won the Victoria Cross may have been found almost 100 years after he was killed defending British lines on the western front.
On 25/26 September 1915 during operations on Hill 70, in France,…Continue
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From her earliest years, she was a generous, outgoing and enthusiastic person of drive and great optimism. Her career began in 1939 when she learned of the devastation and isolation of Great Britain…Continue
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Celebrate National Hug Day by telling us who gives you the perfect hear hug, and win Hugless Douglas goodies
It's National Hug Day and we're celebrating with Hugless Douglas, a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug and…Continue
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Assisted by Sally Douglas, I have been looking at ships bearing the name Douglas. This was not an avenue I expected to be going down, and I certainly never expected to find so many. However, several of the vessels have very interesting histories.
So far, we have located three ships that met their fate at the hands of the German navy - U-boats in particular.
First to go was a…Continue
Added by William Douglas on January 18, 2013 at 21:01 — No Comments
Andrew Douglas-Home was honoured with an OBE in this year's New Year’s honours list for services to fishing and Scottish heritage, recognising his long involvement with two of the biggest visitor draws in the Scottish Borders, the River Tweed and Abbotsford House.
Mr Douglas-Home, from Coldstream, has been recognised for his three decades’ service with the River Tweed…Continue
Added by William Douglas on January 7, 2013 at 16:19 — No Comments
In an open letter, Harold Edington has announced that he is standing down as the Clan Douglas Society for North America Regent for Kansas and Missouri.
Dear Clan Douglas members of Kansas, Missouri, and neighbouring states,
It is with sadness that I am announcing that I will be stepping down as CDSNA Regent for Kansas and Missouri;…Continue
Added by William Douglas on January 3, 2013 at 12:35 — No Comments
Deceased Online is a central database of statutory burial and cremation registers for the UK and Republic of Ireland -- a unique resource for family history researchers and professional genealogists.
Records for 18 more burial grounds, cemeteries and churchyards in Fife have…Continue
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