Claire Douglas: New member introducing myself

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This is just a quick note to introduce myself.

My name is Claire Douglas and I live in Devon in the UK.  I have been interested in family history for ten years or so.  I started from work that my parents had started in the 1980s and 1990s (including extensive work in various parish records).  They are both still alive and I compare notes from time to time about some of the more difficult trails.

My direct ancestors seems to have been more or less entirely based in the UK or Ireland for the last couple of centuries, although I have quite a few relatives in other parts of the world (Italy, France, Spain, US, Canada, Australia).  I have also done some work on my partner's family in Southern Africa and my ex-partner's family in various far-flung places in Africa, South East Asia and Australia.

Lots of different surnames I am interested in, including (in no particular order) Douglas, Roberts, Bowley, Reid, Bettinson, Holmes, Wadsley, Derham, Frampton, Lovell, Sanders, Grigg, Wilks, Frier, Beazley, Leggett, Kayes, Botha, Ross, Bratt, Pentney and Lissiman

Looking forward to engaging with others on this exciting journey
WikiTree profile: Claire Douglas
in The Tree House by Claire Douglas G2G1 (1.6k points)
hi and Welcome

I have one Lovell connected to me she is a distant in  law from Cornwall see https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lovell-274 not quite Devon
My Lovells were the other side of Devon - near Poole in Dorset.

Also the Lovell link is "wrong side of the blanket" - my 5 greats  grandmother Mary Lovell is described as "base born" in the Morden parish register.  That presents a fascinating mystery about her parentage, which I am hoping for advice to help me to investigate.  

I have theories, but not much in the way of evidence yet.

3 Answers

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Hey Claire,

Welcome to G2G. There are many users from UK/Ireland here on Wikitree. You might find their project page interesting. Most of these roots projects give some good pointers for standards to use (eg middle names/Capitalizations etc).

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:United_Kingdom

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Ireland

Please do not hesitate to post questions here, we are all here to help eachother.

by Michel Vorenhout G2G6 Pilot (223k points)
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Welcome to WikiTree Claire! You may also want to take a look at the England Project also. If you add each of those surnames as tags on your profile you will receive updates on others who are working on those surnames. You can also click on the tags and see other members following the same tag.

I hope that you are enjoying WikiTree!

by Laura DeSpain G2G6 Pilot (356k points)
+4 votes
Welcome to WikiTree Claire ! We are glad to have you join us.  

Best regards.  David Douglas
by David Douglass G2G6 Pilot (117k points)

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