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This group page is a portal for all those researching their Douglas ancestory. Here you can list your own sites or groups and contribute to our greater knowledge about the Douglas family, or Clan Douglas, as some prefer!

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Latest Activity: Aug 5, 2023

Welcome to the Douglas Genealogy Group

The first Douglas to stride across the stage of Scottish history was Sir William Douglas who fought and died for William Wallace. His son, Sir James Douglas was a supporter and lifelong friend of Robert the Bruce. "Good Sir James" died taking Bruce's heart on a crusade to the Holy Land. The 2nd Earl of Douglas died at the Battle of Otterburn in 1388 as his army defeated an English force led by Prince Henry "Hotspur". In 1402 the 4th Earl was defeated by the same Henry Hotspur at the Battle of Homildon Hill.

Few of their successors died in their beds! The Douglas Archives charts the history of this famous family, both in its native Scotland, and as family members spread across the world.

In this networking area, we hope that all those with Douglas connections will feel able to contribute and debate their Douglas heritage by providing lnks to their own family history websites, groups or 'My Page's.

To promote your group, or your own website, use the Discussion Forum. Just write up a wee description of what your site or group is all about, and make sure that you put in a link to your page.

Discussion Forum

The Douglas Archives

Started by William Douglas. Last reply by William Douglas Oct 27, 2009. 8 Replies

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Comment by William Douglas on June 16, 2020 at 9:33am

The contents of the Douglas Archives have probably more than doubled since this tread began.

If you have not looked for a while, maybe now would be a good time to see if there is more on your Douglas branch. 

Comment by William Douglas on July 30, 2014 at 2:27am

The Douglas Clan gathering was a great success.
You can read more here: 

Comment by William Douglas on August 27, 2013 at 7:08am

The Douglas Clan Gathering e-Booking Office opens

Comment by William Douglas on May 17, 2013 at 9:55am

Plans for the Douglas Clan Gathering are progressing well.
I have a meeting at Drumlanrig Castle next week to arrange for a visit there.

Comment by William Douglas on April 30, 2013 at 5:30am

The Douglas Clan Gathering is being held in Scotland 30th June - 6th July 2014.

Further details are on our website: 

Comment by William Douglas on March 8, 2012 at 4:09am

Should there be a Clan Douglas Gathering in 2014?

The EventScotland announcement of the funding opportunities to create Scotland's Homecoming celebrations in 2014 is an opportunity for Clan Douglas to have a Scottish Gathering - the first ever. 

It might also be an opportunity to launch a Clan Douglas Heritage Trust, to enable us to promote and advance the education of the public in the history, traditions and music of the Clan Douglas. It would seek to preserve and make widely known the enormous contribution that members of the Clan Douglas have made, and are still making, in politics, medicine, literature, music, sport, exploration and other forms of scientific endeavour, military campaigns and many other fields. It would ensure that their achievements are not forgotten, not only through the printed word but also through the preservation of manuscripts, artefacts, buildings and other tangible links. It also promotes the continuing contribution of Douglases in these areas.

Please let me know your views on a Clan Douglas Gathering, and what you would like to see happening at such an event.

Comment by William Douglas on August 26, 2009 at 6:13am
My page is easily accessable by clicking my image. That is probably the best place to leave me a mesage, or to see what the latest activity is.

Invite me as a friend, and that will also enable us to share developments in Douglas ancestral research.

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