Support the Douglas Archives




We hope that you might consider supporting the Douglas Archives.


Our costs are fairly modest at present: hosting and software being the most obvious, which amount to a few hundred pounds each year.  However, our plans to improve the user experience will cost rather more, and depend on finances being available.


Making the site secure incurs additional costs, but it is felt that this is important, een though we do not currently collect financial details.


We would like to introduce a better content management system, which would allow quicker and easier searching of pages.  We would also like to integrate the genealogy database with the historical content in a more meaningful way.


Perhaps more importantly, we wish to improve the content, re-writing the material so that it is more user friendly.



Your contribution would help towards these goals. If you have benefitted from using the Douglas Archives, please click the donate button.

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What's new?

We are looking for your help to improve the accuracy of The Douglas Archives.

If you spot errors, or omissions, then please do let us know


Many articles are stubs which would benefit from re-writing. Can you help?


You are not authorized to add this page or any images from this page to (or its subsidiaries) or other fee-paying sites without our express permission and then, if given, only by including our copyright and a URL link to the web site.


If you have met a brick wall with your research, then posting a notice in the Douglas Archives Forum may be the answer. Or, it may help you find the answer!

You may also be able to help others answer their queries.

Visit the Douglas Archives Forum.


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To provide feedback on the website, please take a couple of minutes to complete our survey.


We try to keep everyone up to date with new entries, via our What's New section on the home page.

We also use the Community Network to keep researchers abreast of developments in the Douglas Archives.

Help with costs

Maintaining the three sections of the site has its costs.  Any contribution the defray them is very welcome



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The content of this website is a collection of materials gathered from a variety of sources, some of it unedited.

The webmaster does not intend to claim authorship, but gives credit to the originators for their work.

As work progresses, some of the content may be re-written and presented in a unique format, to which we would then be able to claim ownership.

Discussion and contributions from those more knowledgeable is welcome.

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Last modified: Friday, 17 May 2024