It's apparently the Genealogist's Bible...I first read about it on a group on here called Best Books for Genealogy. It highly recommended it and every reference I have found to it since insists that it is the best reference for Genealogists as far as research standards go.
Mr. Douglas, Please allow me to assist you in finding the genealogy groups you were looking for in the Surname database. This was a very large undertaking, please be patient. I have not added links to either site, yet to all of the genealogy groups. However, the majority of those groups can be found on my homepage: http://genealogynetwork.angelfire.com under the heading "Genealogy Groups". The page does not allow right clicks - you must click through. If this bothers you, you may also visit this site, to frequent the genealogy group that is researching your surname interest. The majority are Yahoo Groups. Let me know if I can assist further with these groups or your surname interest.
Thanks William for the “welcome” to the site.
My mother was a Douglas daughter of Hugh born 1879 Wallacetown St Quivox Ayrshire – father was William born 1848 St Quivox- family were grocers at 11 Content St. Up to about 1901.
I have the family back to John Douglas (about 1772-1853) and Janet Brown (1777-1876) . John Douglas farmed at Carston Stair Ayrshire for 68 years. My stumbling block is the parents of John Douglas; my research leads me to believe he may have been the son of Mungo Douglas (b 1734) Scarhead New Cumnock and Elizabeth McCaig (b abt 1746 at Dalleaagles). Would you have anything leads or pointers?
My GGGrandfather, Dr Henri De Daunton (french descendant) married a Margaret Douglas/ss. had a son Henry ( D`Daunton In the pioneer list) born Menangle Douglas Park New South Wales Australia. married Margaret Marsden in Queensland Aust, cannot get back any further than this, am trying to find the De daunton Douglas link. Would appreciate any way to advance.
I checked out your TNg website and am very impressed. Of course I'm very new with my genealogy website. On my Dad's side I have several lines that go back to England but most of them came over to America pre-Revolutionary War.
My husband has some Douglas ancestors that I could not find on your website. Christian Douglas d/o Robert Douglas and Isabella Hume married William Purvis c. 1841 and thereafter lived in Hawick. There are a number of descendants listed at http://www.geniaus.net
William, I did not intend to start a Douglas group. I had made a query to Scott Nelson of the DNA group regarding the Douglas family awhile back and wanted to see if there were any other comments to it and I think I accidentally started a group or maybe I didn't since you couldn't find it.