The Douglas Archives

A collection of historical and genalogical records

Howard Mathieson has created a free Google Earth app entitled GeoGenealogy's Gazetteer of Scotland, in effect a Gazetteer of Gazetteers it has the following features:

Scalable boundary files of the counties(32) and the parishes(891) of Scotland

Each county has links to GenukiThe Family search WIKI ,  Wikipedia and   to the Hugh Wallis IGI Searchpage.

Each county has links to historic county maps including many of David Rumsey's maps of Scotland, theOrdnance Gazetteer of Scotland and Family Search historic Maps.

Each parish is linked to it's related Genuki, and Family Search WIKI page with its sources for census and church records

More information and a User guide can be seen at:

You must have Google Earth installed on your computer  (free) to use the GAzetteer

This is a "freeware" appp, there is no charge

I have not downloaded this myself, and would welcome feedback from anyone who has.

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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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