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I have been asked a question about the crests used by the Douglas family. I thought that this might be useful...

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Comment by William Douglas on November 9, 2010 at 18:55
I have just come across a reference to 'James, earl of Douglas, KG, the first Scottish noble elected into the Order of the garter and who died 1483' as having a salamander on his garter plate.

Comment by William Douglas on October 30, 2010 at 23:29
This an extract from The Heraldry of the Douglases: With Notes on All the Males of the Family, Descriptions of the Arms, Plates and Pedigrees (1907) By George Harvey Johnston, which is available from our bookstore, in hardback or paperback.

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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