I have a very annoying story - my late mother used to deal antiques and once had a Daguerotype photo [ an early plate glass photograph] of two men together - being teenage boys my brother and i were amused. Later, after it was sold for peanuts by my mother, I realised it was actually a photo of Oscar Wilde and Bosie. I bet it was worth a fortune.
Hi Alison, My DOUGLASs were found at Edenburt Co Cavan, not that far from Meath - I found them on a fragment of the 1821 census. I was able to identify them with reasonable confidence because the ages of the children fit with those I found on censuses in England including ones where my Great Grandmother had visited on census night - I think she knew censuses would be used by family historians and deliberately visited various relatives on census night. She even managed to get recorded on one in Whitehaven Cumbria and on the same night in Liverpool Lancashire [and yes there is no doubt it is the same person]. I noted you have resorted to a DNA test. I wondered if you have uploaded to Gedmatch? If so my number is A767032. I have a tree on Ancestry.com.
My late father who died when I was just ten years old, I can still recall telling me that he had DOUGLAS ancestors and was related to the SHOLTO DOUGLAS family and the Marquess of Queensberry. I thought it a bit of a fantasy until I did his family tree and found Ann DOUGLAS who was born in 1813 in Ireland.
Lots of people imagine Ireland's DOUGLAS families cannot be related to the Scottish ones but the two countries are only 10 miles apart over a narrow stretch of water and Ireland was extensively colonised by Scottish people.
Hey Christine :) thanks for accepting my friend request . well unfortunately im new to this Douglas Family Website ! & WOW! Im surprised , Didnt know The Douglas Family was this BIG! so yeah . im just trying to get to know members one by one since like there's alot! :) hehe but anyway thanks again for accepting :)
The Aurora sailed from Plymouth on the 17th of August 1848 and arrived off Point Henry Geelong on the 7th instant (December) , having made the passage in 110 days.
"The passengers consist of 33 families viz Husbands 33 Wives 33. Children 50, in all 116, Single men 58, Single Women 30 in all 204 Souls. They seem to have been Selected with much judgement, the greater part are from Scotland, Several from Cornwall only one married Couple and one Single female from Ireland, they appear to be a useful and highly respectable class of General Servants." William, Isabella and thomas are listed here: http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au/ebook/list.asp?series=NRS5316&item=4_4816&ship=Aurora
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?