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William Douglas's Blog – December 2022 Archive (3)

Best wishes to all Friends of the Douglas Archives

The Story of St Bride

The Handmaid of the Inn

A decree had gone out from Caesar Augustus, and the little city was full. A great drought held the land in its parched grip and the innkeeper must needs make his way to the well that is beside the gate, there to bide his time. He left Bride but a stoup of water and a bannock for her use, and…


Added by William Douglas on December 23, 2022 at 13:52 — No Comments

American Wars and Conflicts - and their Douglas participants

Emerging Civil War

Looking at this poster, I realise what I am about to ask is a huge topic.

Whilst the Douglas Archives covers conflcts within the current boundaries of the United Kingdom, and to a limited extent on Continental Europe, it is sadly lacking repesenting the many wars, 'wars' and battles that have taken place on American (continent) soil.

It is an omission that I would like to rectify.

Any miltary historians out there who would like to work on this…


Added by William Douglas on December 16, 2022 at 20:02 — 5 Comments

What has happened to the Douglas Archives?

I have, for some time, been experiencing difficulties updating the genealogy database.  I moved this to a temporary site pending my webhost finding a solution.  This morning I woke to find that the main site had disappeared, hence the temporary page.

The issue has been that the files for the genealogy database have, it seems,…


Added by William Douglas on December 2, 2022 at 12:02 — 3 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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