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I am looking for the ancestors of Alexander Douglas (my 4th great grandfather) who was born in 1811 in Rowan County, NC. The family tradition is that he was an orphan. He was adopted by the John Yost family who moved to Union County, ILL. I am searching for Alexander's parents and ancestors who trace back to Ireland and Scotland.

This matter has been a mystery for many generations in my family. Your help is much appreciated!
Steven Douglas Lukefahr

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Comment by Steven Douglas Lukefahr on January 8, 2021 at 13:12

My DNA revealed that I have genes that trace back to Glascow City, Scotland. There the Douglas name is everywhere! 

Steven

Comment by Steven Douglas Lukefahr on January 8, 2021 at 13:10

William,

I just joined the Irish group! Thank you.

Steven

Comment by Steven Douglas Lukefahr on January 8, 2021 at 0:01

Thanks William! Below is a link to some info that I found that might be a link.

Cheers,

Steven

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Comment by William Douglas on January 7, 2021 at 23:39

Welcome to our community, Alexander.

This looks like a tough one!  Maybe you should consider joining our Irish group?

Remember, the more facts that you can give, the greater the chance that someone will find a connection.

Yours aye,

Wiliam

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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