The Douglas Archives

A collection of historical and genalogical records

I have added some new detail to the genealogy database, which will be the last for the year.  It currently includes entries for which the photographs are missing.  This is information that i received from elsewhere, and the images were not included, but the database thinks they should be there! I will work my way through these correcting the entries over the next couple of weeks.

The images in the history section have all been moved to new folders.  I discovered several websites 'hot linking' to the Douglas archives. That is, they were using images from my site on theirs so using up my bandwidth, and slowing down the download time for Douglas Archive users.  This means that anyone linking to these photos will find that the old links are no longer working.

The Archives are in a continual state of development, so pages do get moved, resulting in broken links for those who refer to them in their own website. Boring for those, more useful for others! 63 new files have been added during the month.

If statistics interest you, I have updated that page:

It seems that Microsoft (or my web host - I am not sure which) is no longer supporting the slideshow script that I have been using for some years. I will work towards converting all those to a new format in the coming months.

My thanks go to all those who have contributed to the Douglas Archives during the year. Whether you have pointed out errors, provided additional material or just given support, these all add up to a great feeling of friendship and togetherness, which I much appreciate.

Have a good 2014!

Yours aye,


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Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

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'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.

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