The Douglas Archives

A collection of historical and genalogical records

On 26th May 2011, new laws came into force in the UK that affect most web sites. If cookies are used in a site, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (UK Regulations) provide that certain information must be given to that site's visitors and the user must give his or her consent to the placing of the cookies.

The UK Regulations implemented into UK law the provisions of the amended E-Privacy Directive of 2009. The Directive required that the new laws be implemented into the laws of all EU Member States by 25th May 2011. The UK is only one of three member states to meet this deadline (I wonder why?!).

Thousands of UK websites are, apparently, in breach of the law that dictates what they can log about visitors.

Cookies are widely used to customise what repeat visitors see on a site and by advertisers to track users online.

I am not sure if the EU cookie regulations affect the Douglas Archives, but we do now have a Cookie policy, so I think we are now legal!

If anyone knows more about this than I do, I would welcome advice.

Douglas Archives Cookie Policy

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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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