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William Douglas's Blog – April 2010 Archive (5)

Lieutenant General Douglas - who is he?

King William When King William arrived at Carrickfergus, Lieutenant General Douglas had hoped he would go straight to Lisburn saying, "Lisburn is a healthful place, the air there is much purer than Belfast", doubtless thinking of the Kings asthmatic condition, hot it was not until… Continue

Added by William Douglas on April 23, 2010 at 12:49 — No Comments

Our Community - the future

As you will have noted from Adrian's discussion, Ning have given us a problem.

Behind this social network, there is a 'platform' that runs the service, owned by Ning. Until now, they have provided the service 'free', but we must take their advertising. to pay for it. Clearly their business model is not working, and they have decided to run 'Premium' accounts only.

Sadly, I… Continue

Added by William Douglas on April 22, 2010 at 9:17 — No Comments

Ancient Mausoleum Receives First Funding Award

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has given the green light to Argyll Mausoleum Ltd to work up plans to restore the ancient Mausoleum located next to St Munn’s Church in Kilmun, it was announced today (12th April…

Added by William Douglas on April 15, 2010 at 18:48 — No Comments

An unhelpful response

The following response was posted on a forum (NOT here!). Thankfully, most genealogists are a little more helpful.

In the 28 generations [+ -] from Sir James "the good" Douglas to now, Sir James has roughly 20 billion descendants. When only 6 billion people live on the planet presently, you must have a "family tree" the size of a football field? :-)

Considering that the theoretical number of our ancestors is exponential, and calculating that a century is equivalent to…

Added by William Douglas on April 6, 2010 at 14:50 — No Comments

Without a double lung transplant young mother, Milly Douglas-Pennant, a cystic fibrosis sufferer, will not live to see her baby daughter, Lucia, grow up.

The mother propped up on pillows with her baby by her side is waiting for someone to die. Breathing is difficult, even with the help of nasal oxygen, so her sentences are short, punctuated by quick, sharp coughs. Her hospital bag has been packed for six months. Her husband has given up his job to care for her and their one-year-old daughter, Lucia. Her parents are ready for the telephone call that will summon her to Harefield Hospital for a double lung transplant operation. But as the days…

Added by William Douglas on April 2, 2010 at 18:04 — 2 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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