Started this discussion. Last reply by portman7 Feb 17, 2010.
William Douglas has not received any gifts yet
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.
MyHeritage, which claims to be the most popular family network on the web, has acquirited FamilyLink.com, Inc., maker of the family history content sites FamilyLink.com and WorldVitalRecords.com. This is MyHeritage's seventh and largest acquisition since 2007.
MyHeritage’s 'Smart Matching' technology empowers users to find relatives and explore their family history. With all family information stored in a secure site, MyHeritage enables users to place and share family photos, and…Continue
Posted on November 26, 2011 at 6:14am
200,000 men from Glasgow enlisted into the army or navy during the 1st World War.
Almost 18,000 never returned; they lost their lives on land, sea or in a few cases, in the air. Of these, 401 served in the Canadian forces.181 in the Australian and 44 in New Zealand's forces. Two even served in the Egyptian Camel Corps.
The Roll of Honour was first collated in 1922. It has now been made available online.…Continue
Posted on November 4, 2011 at 3:46pm
I have received yet another enquiry based on family trees hosted on ancestry.com which contain wrong information.
Now, I am not for one moment saying that everything on my family tree, freely accessible on the internet (though not right now, but that is a different story), is 100% correct, but my database allows anyone to 'Suggest' corrections. I have, for example, recently made a major change based on outcomes from DNA research
However, correcting something on Ancestry is a…Continue
Posted on February 19, 2011 at 7:46am — 5 Comments
I have just received an email from The Sprague Project. These updates used to arrive every month or so, but it is now two years since the last one.
I know the project is still alive and well, not least because of the webmaster, A. Arnold Sprague's, generous contributions to TNG users, but was becoming concerned that perhaps old age is creeping up on…Continue
Posted on January 28, 2011 at 5:04pm
I received an interesting enquiry today (through my website) regarding a connection between John Lyon of Ryslippe and the Douglas family. I immediately recognised John Lyon (1510-1592) as the founder of Harrow School, but was not aware of his connection, through the Lyons of Glamis Castle to the Douglas family.
For those not clued up with British geography, Ruislip, to give it the modern spelling, is but a short ride on the…Continue
Posted on January 17, 2011 at 11:00am