The Douglas Archives

A collection of historical and genalogical records

What has happened to the Douglas Archives?

I have, for some time, been experiencing difficulties updating the genealogy database.  I moved this to a temporary site pending my webhost finding a solution.  This morning I woke to find that the main site had disappeared, hence the temporary page.

The issue has been that the files for the genealogy database have, it seems, become too large for my webhost to handle.  That they work on another of my sites hosted by another provider indicates that they should work in the DouglasHistory site.

I asked my webhost to set up a temporary site with different operating processes, which they provided at no cost.  However, they then replaced my site with this new hosting arrangement and I have lost my files.

Or to be more exact, they have lost my files.  I still have the originals on my desktop system.  As there are thousands of them (Yes, thousands!) it will be a wee while to get them all back on line.  We do not have high speed internet in this neck of the woods!

Some of you have been in touch during this period asking for asistance with your research.  I have been somewhat tardy in my responses.  Apologies!  I am distracted.

It's too early for a whisky, so coffee must suffice.

I will keep you informed.


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Comment by Russell Lynn Drysdale on December 5, 2022 at 21:31

Good deal.

Comment by William Douglas on December 3, 2022 at 19:34

My webhost has reset the History section - Hurrah!

Comment by William Douglas on December 2, 2022 at 12:36

It seems that I may have also lost my emails???

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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