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William Douglas's Blog – August 2014 Archive (5)

GenForum message boards and other service close to closure

Starting Sept. 30, 2014, will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.

I, for one, will be missing the closure of the forums, to which i have contributed over several years, both posing questions and providing responses.

I guess they were not providing a…


Added by William Douglas on August 29, 2014 at 18:01 — No Comments

Douglas?drysdale of Strathendry link
Up for sale a very interesting unique survivor
For pendicle rent and smith work done by henry drysdale Of strathedry 1805
Paid by the guardians of mr douglas of strathendry

Added by William Douglas on August 21, 2014 at 20:19 — No Comments

Genealogy database updated

The genealogy database has been updated this evening.

The Douglas Archives genealogy database contains details of 169501 individuals and 70998 families, all linked to the Douglas family.

There are 8,944 people listed for whom the 'Last Name' contains Douglas, eg Douglas, Douglass, Douglas-Hamilton.

Added by William Douglas on August 19, 2014 at 20:31 — No Comments

Drysdale deaths in Greenock Advertiser

Death Record

DRYSDALE Alexander Accident 1846 Alexander, only son of late Captain Alex Drysdale, Port Glasgow, died from a fall on the brig ‘ William Hutt’ of Glasgow, on 18th September 1846 at Liverpool (Greenock Advertiser 5.9.1846)

Death Record

DRYSDALE Alexander Accident 1835 Captain Alex Drysdale died from a fall on his ship at Port Glasgow on 14th February 1835. Lived at Mearns. (Greenock Advertiser 16.2.1835) 

Death Record

DRYSDALE James Accident…


Added by William Douglas on August 19, 2014 at 9:36 — 4 Comments

Andrew Douglas, Pipe Sergeant of the Stuart Highlanders, at Piping Live!

This week, Piping Live! welcomes visitors from 26 countries including France, Spain, the US, Australia, and Macedonia to Glasgow, attracting 50,000 spectators.

Five-year-old Grace Carruthers, from Kilmarnock, opened the festival by playing with Andrew Douglas, Pipe Sergeant of the Stuart Highlanders, who have travelled from Boston to play the…


Added by William Douglas on August 13, 2014 at 12:30 — 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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