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William Douglas's Blog – July 2011 Archive (3)

Amber Douglas eliminated from New Zealand reality show

20-year-old Amber Douglas is the latest model-wannabe eliminated from the New Zealand TV3's Next Top Model show. Nine models remain.

Amber won the make-up challenge on Friday night's episode but her photo failed to impress the judges and she was sent home. The judges had repeatedly told Amber she needed to show more of her personality and relax.

But in an interview with, Amber hit… Continue

Added by William Douglas on July 22, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments

Douglas branches

There is an interesting discussion on Wikipedia about branches of 'Clan Douglas'.

Now, many do not realise that Wikipedia has a number of people who challenge the content, and enter into discussions with others about the veracity of the that content.

There were some strange 'branches' of 'Clan Douglas' listed, and I raised the question as to why they were there.

If you want to follow the dicusion, you can do do on the…


Added by William Douglas on July 19, 2011 at 11:20 — No Comments

Fence Jumping

There has been a wonderful discussion on the Douglas dna forum regarding why so many family names seem to have the same dna as the Douglases. Piligaging and plundering might be one reason, says Julie.

Gordon, Marksberry, St Clair, Morton and Barrack are just some of the names that crop up.  The discussion has centred on 'fence jumping', but genealogist Belinda Dettman has put forward a number of other…


Added by William Douglas on July 5, 2011 at 21:52 — 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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