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William Douglas's Blog – April 2011 Archive (4)

The Douglases of Bonjedward and Timpendean

Sally Douglas's article on the Douglases of Bonjedward and Timpendean is now available as a flip book.



Added by William Douglas on April 28, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

Countess Luigia Douglas Scotti d'Adda

Portraits of Countess Luigia Douglas Scotti d'Adda are available on many sites across the internet.

But who is she?

Added by William Douglas on April 25, 2011 at 18:12 — 1 Comment

DNA testing

For those of  you who may be interested in having your DNA done.

FamilyTreeDNA ( will be running discounts tomorrow, April 15, National DNA Day.

Added by William Douglas on April 14, 2011 at 18:27 — No Comments

Old Douglas remembered

Old Douglas was the mascot of Company A, of the 43rd Mississippi Infantry.

The idea of U.S. military camels was the brainchild of Jefferson Davis. In 1855, when he was Secretary of War for President Franklin Pierce, he arranged for the formation of a Camel Corps near San Antonio.

Davis surmised camels would be better equipped to carry supplies in the western deserts than horses or mules. He also thought camels would be of more use on southern farms than…


Added by William Douglas on April 14, 2011 at 14:41 — 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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