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William Douglas's Blog – June 2013 Archive (5)

Personalised email Douglas addresses

For those clansmen and clanswomen that wish to have a personalised Douglas email address, is offering three plans to do just that.

I think I have enough addresses, so will be giving this a miss.

Added by William Douglas on June 26, 2013 at 12:12 — No Comments

Personalised Douglas email address

Looking for a personalised email address? is offering the opportunity for clansmen and clanswomen to have their own Douglas address.  

I think I have enough addresses already, so will give this one a miss.

Added by William Douglas on June 26, 2013 at 12:10 — No Comments

Beating the spammers

Just had another request for membership.  I thought that I recognised the name from a previous encounter, so did a bit of checking, and found this...

Added by William Douglas on June 23, 2013 at 21:06 — 2 Comments

James Douglas-Hamilton (1941) - rescue at North Berwick, late 1940s

When I was a schoolboy at school in Dunbar during one recess, my father took myself and my older brother in a rowing boat from the North Berwick harbour. He was a man of enormous physical strength, having been middleweight boxing champion of Scotland. He proceeded to row the small boat across a considerable expanse of sea to the island of Craigleith. We pulled the rowing boat onto the island and walked up to the top. And whilst there, to our astonishment the…


Added by William Douglas on June 12, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Arthur Douglas - discovered to be a woman

Reported in the paper of May 2Oth, 1757 :

" A young person, five feet high, aged about nineteen, who

entered in January last on board the Resolution privateer,

Capt. Barber, under the name of Arthur Douglas, proceeded

with the ship from London to this port (?Liverpool), went aloft to furl the

sails, &c. , when called upon, was frequently mustered amongst

the marines at the time they exercised the small arms, and in

short executed the office of a…


Added by William Douglas on June 9, 2013 at 22:30 — 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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