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William Douglas's Blog – August 2015 Archive (3)

Kind contributors - and frustrations

Much of the Douglas Archives are built on the contributions of visitors to the website, whether they are providing new information or correcting existing entries.  I welcome these, ever mindful of the advice I was given 35 years ago: GIGO, garbage in, garbage out.

So, if I don't understand something I will query it to ensure what finally goes onto the page is correct.…


Added by William Douglas on August 25, 2015 at 20:19 — 3 Comments

Dispossession of Australian Indigenous Tribes - Who was Major Douglas?

Hobart Town Courier Saturday 25 September 1830

Black Line Dispossession of Indigenous Tribes 


Colonial Secretary's Office, Sept., 1830. 


4. Major Douglas will, on the seventh of October cause the following chain of posts to be occupied ; viz :—From the Coast near St. Patrick's Head, to the source of the St. Paul's River, and by that River and the South Esk, to Epping Forest, and Campbell Town. This line being…


Added by William Douglas on August 11, 2015 at 11:09 — 1 Comment

Old Douglas

I was researching Camp Douglas, in Chicago, when I came across this story.

"Old Douglas" Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

During the Siege of Vicksburg, Federal snipers targeted and killed the camel for sport. The grief stricken men of the "Camel Regiment" used their own sniper teams to kill the offending Federal…


Added by William Douglas on August 4, 2015 at 10:39 — 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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