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William Douglas's Blog – December 2011 Archive (4)

Dr. Denzil Douglas made a Privy Councillor

We congratulate the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Denzil Douglas, who has been elevated by Her Majesty, the Queen to the position of Privy Councillor. He is entitled to be addressed as “the Right Honourable”.

Added by William Douglas on December 11, 2011 at 18:00 — No Comments

Child of Sir Howard Douglas?

General Sir Howard Douglas, 3rd Baronet of Carr, GCB, GCMG, FRS (January 23, 1776 – November 9, 1861) was a British military officer born in Gosport, England, the younger son of Admiral Sir Charles Douglas and Sarah Wood, and a descendant of the Earls of Morton. He was a British general and colonial administrator.

In 1797, while in Quebec City, Douglas fathered a daughter, Margaret (or Marguerite), but did not marry the mother, Catherine Normandeau. In 1799, he returned to England,…


Added by William Douglas on December 10, 2011 at 11:30 — 3 Comments

Scotland’s DNA: In search of our roots

Author and historian Alistair Moffat is leading a groundbreaking plan to test the DNA of thousands of Scots. The project, never attempted before, was launched this week in The Scotsman newspaper as part of a series on the origins of our nation.

It is hoped thousands of ordinary Scots will come forward to have their DNA tested. It does not matter whether you have been in Scotland for one week or your family has lived here for centuries – the testing process can reveal fascinating data.…


Added by William Douglas on December 5, 2011 at 21:00 — 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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