The Douglas Archives

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Whilst researching something entirely different, and as I was about to shut down and head for bed, I stumbled upon a family history that reminded me why I am not a pure genealogist!

Whilst we need their skills to help us find our roots, it is the history behind the names that I find fascinating.

The story records details of events that took place on a hillside visible from my bedroom window when I was a boy, and there were lots of familiar place names mentioned, so I did not get to bed as early as I planned whilst I studied the details, and then read two others, also set in Perthshire.

The stories can be found here:

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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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