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William Douglas's Blog – June 2012 Archive (7)

The Kirkin 0' The Tartan

At the Clan Maclean Gathering, held on the Isle of Mull, I attended a ceremony which was part of the Sunday church service during which various members of the clan were invited to introduce the tartan that they were wearing, saying what it was and where it came from. Once all variations of Maclean tartan were presented, others were asked to introduce the tartan…


Added by William Douglas on June 30, 2012 at 20:55 — 1 Comment

Katie Pegelow posted the following on the DouglasDNA website:
I am also working on the Douglas/Douglass migrations here in the United States. What I am doing is pulling all of the people with this surname from the census records and putting them into a primary database then running them through Ancestry to match the information up with other researchers to get full names, spousal names and as much as…

Added by William Douglas on June 30, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Nathan Douglas's Olympic dream in tatters

British triple jumper Nathan Douglas says he is "heartbroken" after revealing he is almost certain to miss this summer's 2012 Olympic Games.

Oxford-born Douglas got injured in his first competition of the year in Hengelo, the Netherlands, last month.

The 29-year-old former European silver medallist will miss this weekend's trials and in all likelihood will not…


Added by William Douglas on June 29, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

John Home-Douglas, 1926-2012

Father, ex-frogman, businessman, builder. Born Aug. 25, 1926, in Rothéneuf, France, died April 21, 2012, in Vista del Lago, Mexico, of prostate and bone cancer, aged 85.

John spent the first seven years of his life in Brittany, France. A rich uncle paid for him to go to boarding school in England after his father ran off with the family maid. He never saw his father…


Added by William Douglas on June 28, 2012 at 19:14 — No Comments

Queen’s birthday honours - 2012

Congratulations to Dr Anne Regina Douglas, who was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to the Health of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Glasgow.

Dr Anne Douglas, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, leads a multi-disciplinary mental health team within Compass, a unit of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.  Compass is dedicated to building the capacity of mental health services to provide culturally-sensitive healthcare for asylum seekers and…


Added by William Douglas on June 16, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments

On this day - Death of Robert the Bruce

On this day in 1329, Robert the Bruce died at Cardross, near Dumbarton, at the age of 54. Before his death, Bruce had requested that his heart be taken on Crusade after his death and his wish was fulfilled, with Sir James Douglas, the 'Black Douglas', taking the heart on an ill-fated trip to Spain to fight the Moors, during which he was killed.... "Onward braveheart, Douglas shall follow thee or die"

Added by William Douglas on June 7, 2012 at 17:40 — 1 Comment

Bannockburn Dinner

I have just received details of a Bannockburn Dinner, to be held on 23rd June in Brisbane, Australia.

Sadly, I will be working on the Isle of Mull that day - helping out the Macleans!

I hope those attending have fun.

Added by William Douglas on June 4, 2012 at 14:03 — 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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