A collection of historical and genalogical records
'Tis the season when many people purchase decorative conifer trees; otherwise they own some ersatz version thereof. No option exists in our household because we are of the most firm opinion that only a natural tree will do.
On an ecological basis cut conifers are grown as a crop and can be fully recycled. So here is your holiday conifer primer. 1.…Continue
Added by William Douglas on November 28, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments
Cemeteries have long been a resource for genealogists, with Find a Grave as probably the most popular, with 71 million records, and around 2 million searches each day.
However, there is a new kid on the block, BillionGraves.com.
Find a Grave creates a sort of online memorial for deceased persons. Genealogical information can be gleaned from these memorials, but that isn’t…Continue
Added by William Douglas on November 12, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments
The following has been posted on behalf of Ed Douglas
There is a small group of people who have expressed considerable curiosity about the origins and ancestry of William Douglas, commonly thought to have been born in 1610. Most of you descend from William and have had the relationship confirmed through yDNA testing. This “core” group consists of Betsey Howes, Marilynn Darling, Bob Green, Bill Hough, William Douglas (of the Douglas Archives), and me. Besides this…Continue
Added by William Douglas on November 11, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments
Private A. Douglas, of the 1st battalion The Cameronians was a soldier who fought in the 1st World War.
He survived to the last day, but was not to see the peace as he was killed in France just as the war ended, 93 years ago.
On Remembrance Day, let us remember him, and 19 other Douglas comrades who all gave their lives serving in The Cameronians, and the countless others serving on land, at sea and in the air.
I have today added the …Continue
Added by William Douglas on November 9, 2011 at 20:08 — No Comments
I have received an email discussing the Cavers lineage in connect to Violet, daughter of Thomas Douglas of Cavers.
But the question is how does this Thomas fit into the lineage, and who were his successors?
Added by William Douglas on November 5, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments
200,000 men from Glasgow enlisted into the army or navy during the 1st World War.
Almost 18,000 never returned; they lost their lives on land, sea or in a few cases, in the air. Of these, 401 served in the Canadian forces.181 in the Australian and 44 in New Zealand's forces. Two even served in the Egyptian Camel Corps. Amongst them are almost 40 members of the Douglas family.
The Roll of Honour was first collated in 1922. It has now been made available online. …Continue
Added by William Douglas on November 4, 2011 at 22:52 — No Comments
Archibald Sholto Gordon, died on 29th October 2011, aged 74. Beloved brother of Ian, Veronica and Rosemary, cherished by all his family and his multitude of friends. Private cremation. All welcome at a Service of Thanksgiving for his life at 2pm on Thursday, 17th November at St Luke’s Church, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NH. Donations if desired to the Friends of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Charity No 1016883, 369 Fulham…
Added by William Douglas on November 4, 2011 at 16:53 — No Comments