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At 9:02 on May 27, 2015, J Ruaidri Douglas said…

My pleasure. Thank you Andrew! :)

At 23:21 on December 14, 2011, William Douglas said…

That's a relief!  I was worried that they would get lost in the system.


At 8:53 on May 9, 2011, William Douglas said…

Andrew, I did respond to your email - in the affirmative.

What size of stone(s) are needed?



At 10:38 on January 26, 2010, William Douglas said…

John Douglas, 1828-1924, Premier of Queensland is documented in the Douglas Archives:

I am not sure if his brother, Edward, is your Edward, though, as it appears he died unmarried.
At 2:45 on January 26, 2010, Francene Thompson said…
i am a bit confused here ,who was a politician, are you talking about HG Douglas. William also confused as it was my gggrandMOTHER not Father, he married Margaret Douglas.I have their sons another Henry Dauntons marriage excerp which i got NSW BDMs, but cannot find anymore imfo his mother was Margaret. Mum had a genealogist go back (years ago) & she said we are of the Black Douglas Clan, which i am trying to find out for younger generation, but we are all of one family somewhere along the line i`d say. Good to hear from someone who could be related & in Aus. Francene
At 23:03 on January 25, 2010, Andrew Douglas said…
.... to be a politician in both the colonies of New South Wales and Queensland. He had a very colourful career and I was quite suprised to find that Port Douglas was named after him. It's a shock to find that a famous Aussie destination is named after a relative!
However... the search continues.
At 23:01 on January 25, 2010, Andrew Douglas said…
Hi Francene
Well so far my direct lineage is completely covered right up to when my Great Great Grandfather Edward migrated to Australia in 1851. And that's where the trail ends.... until last night when with a bit of snooping online I came across a possible breakthrough.
Before I didn't know the names of Edwards brothers. He had two others from what I gathered through the information passed down from my mother. I was intrigued that one of his brothers migrated to Canada around the same time so my search began from there.
It turns out that Edward sailed to Australia with one other brother John Douglas who went on....
At 22:41 on January 25, 2010, Francene Thompson said…
I have been trying to track back to the Douglas side without much luck, as i dont seem to be able to get past GGGrandma Margaret, all i know is her father was supposed to be a Lord. she married a Dr Henry Daunton.
At 22:28 on January 25, 2010, Francene Thompson said…
Hello Andrew, where are you with the Douglas Clan. My GGGrandmother was a Douglas, Regards Francene
At 11:49 on January 25, 2010, William Douglas said…
Welcome aboard, Andrew. I see you have been busy already!

I am just being inquisitive, but where is the coastal scene in one of your photographs?

How far back have you got with your research? Who is your ealiest douglas ancestor?

Yours aye,

At 11:18 on January 25, 2010, Andrew Douglas said…
No problem. And yep, that was me. The search has begun and one of my first attempts was on that discussion group which has eventually led me to here. Seems like a very good site.
I was with the Cland Douglas Society of Australia back in 2001/02 when I was living in Brisbane, but sadly let the membership lapse since moving away from the area. I think I will definately get back on board with the society again.
At 8:12 on January 25, 2010, Beryl Turner said…
Thanks for making contact. There are qute a few Australian Douglases. Are you a member of the Clan Douglas Society of Australia? You will find their genealogist will have quite alot of information on early Australian immigrants.

I think I have seen some mails from you via the Douglas DNA yahoo disussion group recently- did you have an ancestor who went to Canada?

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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