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I am trying to find link to my grX3 grandfather Joseph D Douglass b. 1811 in Quebec m. Emily Devino (D'Avignon) and both lived in the highgate and milton vermont area. The link I'm searching for is ANY sibling or parent. I found a birth record for joseph Douglas in highgate vermont, son of Joseph, son of William, but can't verify it. any body with any knowledge

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Comment by Timothy Bernard Douglass on December 16, 2020 at 9:41

Hi Brad, thanks for getting back to me. It's good to see you on top of the math. Ironically, this Douglass bloodline's genetics doesn't shoot too many blanks as the men grow into their years of wisdom. I was the youngest in my family, and my father was 52 when I was born. My father was the youngest of 5 born in 1914; his father also the youngest was born in 1867. My grandfather's father, my great grandfather, was 50 years old when he was born, putting his birth @ 1817. That brings the math to my Great Great Grandfather either born or immigrated from Scotland in the latter part of the 1700s In Massachusetts.

My cousin, my father's brother's eldest son, is where I have acquired this information through his writings. He was the Anthropology Department director and the head of Basque studies at the University of Nevada in Reno. For more than 30 years, along with being the author & co-author of a dozen or so published books. He is 81 now and has so many projects in his career, and I don't think he researched the family bloodline past our Gr gr Grandfather. So, in a nutshell, that's what got me to this point. Sorry for the short. Story. I honestly haven't put much effort into this to get this far. However, it has certainly sparked a strong interest to pick up the torch where he left off. Along with visiting Scottland about 5 years ago. Not exactly sure where to even start. 

Comment by Brad Bosley on December 12, 2020 at 20:22

Hi Timothy, I am not easily offended so don't worry that anything you say or do would be an issue.  I'm guessing that unless you are 150 there are a few more gr gr's attached to that late 1700s grandfather.  I am going to track down the docs that led me to believe that my Joseph was attached to Joseph and William.  Will get back to you.

Comment by Timothy Bernard Douglass on December 12, 2020 at 20:15
Hello Brad, My name is Timothy B Douglass. I'm in the infant stage of this ancestor research.with that being said I welcome any tips as far ethics procedures of sharing information with fellow members .about leads or facts one my have obtained .In other words , I want to be respectful and avoid show any kind of ignorance. .
I live in Reno ,NV I have tracked My Gr Gr Grandfather Back to Vermont back to the turn of the century in the late 1700's His name was William H Douglass And his Father William Douglass From Massachusetts. I don't have the middle name or initial for him. William H Douglass Ended up in Virginia City Nevada, During the Comstock Load era. That Was the silver rush load . This is where my Grand father
William J Douglass was born in 1867.They all seemed to fallow the mining industry . Best regards , Timothy

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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.

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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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