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Morton - links to Douglas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Stewart Morton May 27. 4 Replies

My paternal line Morton has always regarded itself as of the Douglas clan. As a consequence through my years I have acquired my father's Douglas kilt, my grandfather's sporran, two Douglas kilts of…Continue

 

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Bruce Stewart Morton replied to Bruce Stewart Morton's discussion Morton - links to Douglas
"Thank you Robin I admit to being a beginner when it comes to understanding STRs and SNPs. I had this vain hope that there would be a blood link to the Douglas, but DNA testing is still in its early days, and I've only been able to afford FTDNA…"
May 27
Robin Spencer replied to Bruce Stewart Morton's discussion Morton - links to Douglas
"Septs sometimes show up in STR clustering, so I pasted your Y STR data into the large Scottish Y DNA project with the results above:  your nearest common ancestor lived about 30 generations ago (~1000 AD) which links you to one kit claiming…"
May 26
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May 20
Bruce Stewart Morton replied to Bruce Stewart Morton's discussion Morton - links to Douglas
"William Many thanks for pointing me to the family search function. I had not appreciated its significance. It came up with 1 match in Scotland, but in Glasgow. All my Mortons so far were in the Lothians. Nevertheless it gives me a start, if only to…"
May 20
William Douglas replied to Bruce Stewart Morton's discussion Morton - links to Douglas
"Bruce, If you use the family search function in the genealogy database and search for Morton and Douglas as both father's name and as mother's name (ie two different searches) you will find some…"
May 20
Bruce Stewart Morton posted a discussion

Morton - links to Douglas

My paternal line Morton has always regarded itself as of the Douglas clan. As a consequence through my years I have acquired my father's Douglas kilt, my grandfather's sporran, two Douglas kilts of my own and a pair of trews!! I don't want all that to be a pipe-dream.I have traced my paternal line back to c. 1700 and it is a work in progress.My question is - has the surname Morton been directly linked to a Douglas by any member researching their own family tree? I understand that retainers…See More
May 20

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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
Morton
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
MORTON, John b. circa 1711 Scotland, Edinburgh, St. Cuthberts
dna haplotype
R1b1a2a1a1b4 - R-L21

FTDNA results

Kit No: 153271

Y-STR 67 marker

Deep clade R-L21 (R1b1a2a1a1b4)

P312+ M269+ L21+ U106- P66- M37- M222- M126- L4- L20- L2- L1-

mTDNA haplogroup H1cc

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At 11:03 on May 7, 2012, William Douglas said…

Welcome to our Community Network, Bruce.

Are you a member of the Douglas DNA group? http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Douglas

 
 
 

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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