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Sorting out the difference between once removed and 2nd cousins, etc, has always been a challenge for me.

There is a chart in the Douglas Archives, but this one from Wikipedia is very helpful:

Family tree showing the relationship of each person to the orange person.
Cousins are colored green. Generations are shown by alternating stripes of gray and white.

The full and very useful article can be read here>>>

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Comment by Andrew Douglas on January 25, 2010 at 5:38
Wow! This solves one of my greatest mysteries! haha! Thankyou for sharing. :)

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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