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Michael A Douglas
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  • Minneapolis, MN
  • United States
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Eleanor Anne Douglas left a comment for Michael A Douglas
"Hi Michael , my dad Harold Dixon Douglas’s Grandfather was George Alexander Douglas the father of Johan Rosie Douglas ."
Oct 27
William Douglas left a comment for Michael A Douglas
"Michael, I am not sure where you got your dates from to come up with a marriage aged 13. Johan Rosie Douglas married Ovila Leduc on 31 Dec 1918 at Balloan Farm, Cawdor, Nairn. Johan was born on 18 January 1900 at Blackheath, Thurso, Caithness,…"
Aug 18
Michael A Douglas left a comment for William Douglas
" My DNA!!! Atleast I know in the Douglas ftdna project my kit is 925754 and I have 1 match r1b group95. I tested for Y111 but I noticed a huge DYS425 is 0 null which is rare, my match is also null. Everything about that null value is pointing…"
Aug 16
William Douglas left a comment for Michael A Douglas
"PS  !!Where does your DNA test lead us?"
Aug 7
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"Welcome to our group, Michael. The Douglas families in Caithness are, mainly, settlers who were brought in from the Scottish Borders to look after the sheep once the glens had been 'cleared' of people.  Thus, there is no common…"
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Which Douglas line are you researching? Dates and places help making connections.
Alexander Douglas 1790's Caithness Married Abbey McKenzie 1814 Dornoch Sutherland, Alexander was a Grieve at Embo 1817 and then Manager to Sir Benjamin Dunbar of Hempriggs by 1823. Left Scotland 1840 with most of family. I have only read what someone wrote not an official source, that both Alex and Anabella died of cholera October 1852 in Milwaukee, Wi. Their 2 oldest boys James(1823) and Alexander(1827) had a very successful Architect and building business.

This Alexander born in Toftingall parents may be Alexander Douglass and Christian Campbell m. 11/1/1774 Halkirk
the OPR marriages 037/10 284 Halkirk is so bad faded I can't get any persons info.
Who is your earliest known Douglas ancestor?
Alexander Douglas 1793? Watten Caithness OPR 042/ 20 152
dna haplotype
R1B RM269

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At 13:47 on October 27, 2020, Eleanor Anne Douglas said…
Hi Michael , my dad Harold Dixon Douglas’s Grandfather was George Alexander
Douglas the father of Johan Rosie Douglas .
At 21:08 on August 18, 2020, William Douglas said…

Michael,

I am not sure where you got your dates from to come up with a marriage aged 13.
 Johan Rosie Douglas married Ovila Leduc on 31 Dec 1918 at Balloan Farm, Cawdor, Nairn. Johan was born on 18 January 1900 at Blackheath, Thurso, Caithness, Scotland and Ovila Pierre Leduc was born 14 Dec 1897 in Hawkesbury, Ontario

At 11:03 on August 7, 2020, William Douglas said…

PS  !!

Where does your DNA test lead us?

At 11:02 on August 7, 2020, William Douglas said…

Welcome to our group, Michael.

The Douglas families in Caithness are, mainly, settlers who were brought in from the Scottish Borders to look after the sheep once the glens had been 'cleared' of people.  Thus, there is no common ancestor (in the Highlands).

There is no record of those who moved, so researching them is very difficult.

A search of the genealogy database reveals a number of Douglases who have Halkirk connection, but mostly later than the 1790s:   http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/famgen/places-oneletter.php?psearch=Halkirk&tree=tree1&stretch=1&pgo=Go

I don't pretend to understand DNA, but this seems like a role for profiling to seek out a common ancestor.

Meanwhile, I am still, very slowly, collecting data on the Douglas families of Caithness and hope that, one day, I may be able to connect more of the links in the chain.

If you enter 'Caithness' in the search box on this page (top right) you will find a number of others who are also seeking answers.

Yours aye,

William

 
 
 

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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