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04 AUG

John Douglas the railway carter

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I hope to be in contact with decsendants of John Douglas, the eldest son of Charles Douglas the blacksmith. John moved to the Glasgow area where he was a railway carter. His wife had 13 children, many of whom died very young indeed. 

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22 JUL

Family Tree Maker 2017

Category: Genealogy Update

I'm pleased to report that I have been able to download, install and use Family Tree Maker 2017 successfully. I also bought an update for Charting Companion which produces beautiful colour-coded family trees.

I have nothing new to report on the Scottish side and very little on the Northern Irish side, though my cousin Marie Houston has confirmed that ou

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26 FEB

Northern Irish Update

Category: Genealogy Update

I've been pursuing my Brown ancestors from Mullaglass in the last few weeks with a lot of success. I reckon there must be a lot of descendants in East Belfast today given that almost all the Browns moved there before 1901. I've used the Rates Valuation Books to help search for them, too.

This has also been of use tracing some more details on the Gib

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