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William Douglas's Blog – December 2009 Archive (7)

UK New Year Honours 2010

Our congratulations go to:
Lady Caroline Douglas-Home who received a MBE for voluntary service to the British Red Cross and Macmillan Cancer Support in the Scottish Borders.
Mrs Muriel Margaret Douglas, Manager, Scottish NHS Central Register, General Register Office for Scotland, Scottish Executive, who received a MBE

Added by William Douglas on December 31, 2009 at 12:00 — No Comments

Murray H. Douglas and Mount Douglas

Mount Douglas is a striking pyramidal peak in Antarctica, 1,750 m, near the head of Fry Glacier, on the divide between the Fry and Mawson Glaciers. The New Zealand Northern Survey Party of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1956-58) established a survey station on its summit in December 1957.

Mount Douglas is named for Murray H. Douglas, a member of the party.

Can anyone identify Murray Douglas?

Added by William Douglas on December 29, 2009 at 21:59 — No Comments

Help wanted to interpret a death notice

Ruby E. Douglas, 85, of Gerry died, December 19, 2009.

Born April 20, 1924 in Alexander, daughter of the late Harry and Nora Roth. Wife of the late Kenneth P. Douglas; mother of, Waldo (Donna) Douglas, Paul (Willa) Douglas; grand-mother of, Mark and Kevin (Hope) Douglas and Jill (John) Mulholland; great-grandmother of five; sister of the late, Harrison Roth and Charlotte Start.

Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville. Visitation 4-6 p.m.… Continue

Added by William Douglas on December 28, 2009 at 19:47 — 3 Comments

The Douglas Pringle link

Following a request for information about Thomas Pringle b~1763 d 1848, who married 1787 Jean Douglas b~1763- d 1837 and had one surviving child - Euphemia, I noted my lack of knowledge on the Pringles. Some research was clearly needed!

A Pringle was a shield bearer for James Douglas at Otterburn, and links between the two families existed for generations afterwards. I have added an entry on… Continue

Added by William Douglas on December 22, 2009 at 23:13 — 1 Comment

Bonnie Prince Henry?

Charles Edward Stuart, better known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, the man who in life was hailed by his Jacobite followers as the Young Pretender and disguised himself as an Irish maid to escape the clutches of his foes is the victim of mistaken identity.

Prince Henry?

The painting, by Maurice Quentin de La Tour, has hung in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery since it was bought for £22,000 in 1994.

Now a leading expert believes the pastel… Continue

Added by William Douglas on December 15, 2009 at 19:17 — No Comments

Protection against identity theft

I thought that I should review the website's privacy policy. It is not something I look at very often, and, according to Google Analytics, nor does anyone else! However, safeguarding information is important and it seemed prudent to have another look.

Our privacy policy covers data collected through marketing, registration and similar methods. It does not focus on the content of the genealogy database. Perhaps it should?

Principal concerns with genealogy data are how it… Continue

Added by William Douglas on December 7, 2009 at 15:24 — No Comments

Scot's £220,000 bequest to 20 towns called Douglas

A man has left about £220,000 in his will to towns across the world which share his Douglas surname.

Solicitors acting on behalf of Eric Gordon Douglas, from Edinburgh, have sent a cheque for £10,887.73 to Douglas Borough Council on the Isle of Man as part of the bequest.

But the council for the island's capital has appealed for more information on Mr Douglas in order to recognise his donation.

Council leader David Christian said: "There was around £220,000 left… Continue

Added by William Douglas on December 6, 2009 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

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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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