And please don't hesitate to get in touch if you come across any more promising leads..My Meath connection is definitely correct..But beyond...Still, I do believe the Douglas family connects to its Scottish roots not too far beyond the early 1800's.
Very exciting and most promising news you bring! :)
We 'must' be connected..
I thought my DNA had been uploaded onto Gedmatch.com..it hadn't!
However, as of 10 minutes ago it now is.
My Kit no. : YN9565196 See if you can do the 'one-to-one' comparison as soon as it becomes available (24hrs?)
Without searching my profile. by memory I wrote..
my Gt Grandparents were Aaron Douglas(1838-1901) & Rose Coffey(1836-1899)..both from Meathtravelled separately to Melbourne Australia where they married and started my grandmother's line. (Elizabeth McFarlane, nee Douglas)
Aaron's father: George (William?) Douglas (farmer)B. abt 1809 perhaps Oldcastle? Meath.
Aaron's mother: Mary Sweeney B. abt 1811..Meath?
Rose Coffey's father : Michael Coffey (blacksmith)..abt 1815 ..Meath, Ireland.
Rose's mother: Ellen Boghan or Bagshaw? (prob Meath?)
That's all I can positive confirm..going by marriage cert in Melb Australia.
However, the Douglas siblings names seemed to be repeated and certainly a George William Douglas Snr and Jnr were used here.
One exciting development of late has been the confirmation (thanks to DNA) on "My Heritage" of discovering a Douglas descendant 88yr old 1st cousin x2 removed..right in my own backyard. so to speak..From there I have met her one remaining sister, and been privileged to obtain various old photographs of her family..which I am still scanning editing and saving to usb for them both.
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?