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William Douglas's Blog – May 2012 Archive (4)

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Added by William Douglas on May 17, 2012 at 22:09 — No Comments

Mr. James Douglas of Athelstaneford

Two of our members are researching the descendants - and seeking the ancestors of - Donald Douglas and Jean Haswell.

Their grandson, James, was a noted cattle breeder.

Among the finest judges and cleverest feeders who have been distinguished among the Shorthorn breeders of Scotland was Mr. James Douglas, of Athelstaneford, near Drem, East Lothian.

He had a rare eye for form, did not like great size, but preferred a type which may be described as wide and low; he…


Added by William Douglas on May 11, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Otzi the Iceman is 5300 years old

No - I don't know who he is either, but apparently he is important to DNA researchers.

Andrew Mceachern and Anatole A. Klyosov are conducting research into 'Scotlands r1a1 Highland Clansmen', and have a particular focus on the Douglas family, amongst others.

I was interested in how this was progressing, in the light of an enquiry in the Douglas DNA Project group. My interest was aroused by a question relating to the  I1a group, which one of its members is tested to.  Now, if I…


Added by William Douglas on May 2, 2012 at 12:54 — 1 Comment

Douglas family Bible

Pat Douglas will be speaker at the regular monthly meeting of the Polk County Genealogical Society, in Bolivar, Missouri,  at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3. Douglas will share an old family Bible that was returned to his family last December.

The Bible was returned by a gentleman from Georgia. The existence of this Bible, belonging to Sidney Albert and Melinda Graham Douglas, Pat’s great-great-grandparents, was unknown to the family. It contains a wealth of family history with newspaper…


Added by William Douglas on May 1, 2012 at 18:34 — 1 Comment

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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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