A collection of historical and genalogical records
One wonders why the boy in this family group should have been given so little space if he was wanted in the photograph!
The carte de viste was taken by Robert Douglas, Landscape & Portrait Photographer, The Vineyard, Top Whytes Causeway, Kirkcaldy, probably in the 1860s.
Robert is possibly the father of the Robert Douglas who ran the…Continue
I have been asked by a Palestinian living in Jordan for help in identifying her ancestors. Her surname is Daghlas. The main centre of those with this name seem to be around Nablus - a troubled part of the world.
The name is also spelled Daghles; some appear to use both.
It seems likely that the name originated around the time of the British civil administration in…
Added by William Douglas on July 22, 2017 at 21:00 — No Comments
Added by William Douglas on July 11, 2017 at 16:19 — No Comments
Two questions focus the minds of those who follow the fortunes of kilt-wearing Shoreditch hipsters. One, of course, is: 'What, if anything, do they wear underneath them?' The other, far more fascinating, is: 'Just who is Scott Douglas?'Continue
Added by William Douglas on July 10, 2017 at 19:04 — No Comments
Visiting the Arctic Convoys memorial, in Wester Ross, I was reminded of the terrible conditions endured by both those in the protection warships, and those in the unarmed merchant ships carrying essential supplies to Russia.
About 1400 merchant ships delivered essential supplies to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease program, escorted by ships of the Royal Navy,…Continue
Added by William Douglas on July 7, 2017 at 19:24 — No Comments