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Hello dear reader.

It's hard to believe that my family quest has stretched well over a year already. But here we are 2011 and I'm still no closer to finding the truth over my descendents.

However all is not lost and the search continues.

Throughout the year I was given some small leads; my reliability over the information passed to me about how, when and where my descendents arrived in this country was severely diminished and the only lead that I had turned out to be the gentleman whose name is represented by Port Douglas in far north Queensland.

In August last my mother tragically passed away and with her went a library of family history information. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, six kids, 15 Grandkids and a Great Grandmum to eight kids. Her spirit lives on through alot of us.

To my suprise just before the end of 2010 I was contacted by a long lost cousin; whom it appears got my contact details via someone on the Douglas geneaology group.

He and I have been in constant contact since and slowly unraveling the layers of the past and at least this Douglas families connection with Australia.

The picture you see above is of my Grandfather George Douglas, seated is his wife Francis, on her knee is my father Ron. Standing behind holding the chair is my Uncle Eric. The picture was taken in late 1924.

It's Georges father Edward is whom the mystery is the main stumbling block at this stage. But I feel that this year will be a year of revelations.

Stay tuned and thankyou for your time. :)

Andrew

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Comment by William Douglas on January 5, 2011 at 13:06

One thing leads to another, Andrew - it will come, I am sure.

 

William

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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