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William Douglas's Blog – May 2014 Archive (8)

Finding Samuel Douglass

I have received this email, and thought that it might be useful to share my response - in the hope that other researchers may be able to add to it.

I am having difficulty knowing where to go to find my ancestor Samuel Douglass. I have traced him to the 1730 immigration from Scotland with his father and son. I can not find where/who in Scotland he descended from. 

Can you direct me to where I go on this site to find…


Added by William Douglas on May 29, 2014 at 10:09 — 1 Comment

Finding David Douglas - DVD

‘Finding David Douglas’ was four years in the making and is the first to focus on remarkable botanist and plant hunter, David Douglas (1799-1834) who explored western North America in the 1820s and 1830s and introduced more than 200 new species to the gardens and forests of Europe.

The film - a collaboration between The Oregon Cultural…


Added by William Douglas on May 26, 2014 at 14:38 — 1 Comment

Dick Douglas MP, poll Tax protester, dies

Richard Giles "Dick" Douglas who died on 3rd May 2014, was a former Scottish politician, having been a member of the British House of Commons firstly as a Labour Co-operative candidate, then latterly as a Scottish National Party member.

After he was faced with legal action for not paying his poll tax - by then 800 Clydesdale Bank notes - he rose to his feet in the…


Added by William Douglas on May 23, 2014 at 18:49 — No Comments

Poppy Scotland Appeal - Sailor Thomas Douglas

I have just received an appeal for funds for Poppy Scotland.

Poppyscotland is the leading charity supporting ex-Servicemen and women and their families in Scotland. The charity is probably best known for running the iconic Scottish Poppy Appeal, but they work all year round to help veterans and their families receive the care and support they urgently…


Added by William Douglas on May 21, 2014 at 23:30 — No Comments

Ronnie Brown to join the Douglas Gathering at lennoxlove

Ronnie Brown, of the Corries, seen here with the late Duke of Hamilton, will be at Lennoxlove for the Douglas Clan Gathering to talk about his painting on 2nd July.

Towards the end of the afternoon, we will be entertained by the Haddington Pipe Band.

It should be a memorable afternoon.

See also:

Painting -

video -…


Added by William Douglas on May 21, 2014 at 12:30 — 4 Comments

Andrew wins agin

Scotland international Andrew Douglas (Inverclyde AC) defeated a field of 294 runners in Caithness on 11th May 2014 to win the Castle of Mey 10km in a course record time.

The Edinburgh-based runner, who comes from Halkirk, recorded 31min 3sec to knock exactly 3min off the old standard set last year by Gordon Lennox. Douglas finished well clear of the 2009 winner…


Added by William Douglas on May 17, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Genealogies in the Library of Congress

I have no idea how one would access these, but there is a useful collection of Douglas genealogies in the Library of Congress: ;

Added by William Douglas on May 11, 2014 at 10:35 — 2 Comments

Hugh Scott-Douglas exhibits in Berlin

Hugh Scott-Douglas’ second solo exhibition at the Croy Nielsen Gallery, Berlin, features two new large sculptures as well as new works from the series ‘Chopped Bills’.

Involved in the migration of images and abstractions across the mediums of painting, photography, and pure numerical data, the exhibition is a continuation of Scott-Douglas’ interest in the meanings and metaphors of digitization, economics and the aesthetic potential of mechanical…


Added by William Douglas on May 9, 2014 at 17:56 — 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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