Doug Laidlaw

Doug Laidlaw

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Doug J. Laidlaw
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [private brother (1940s - unknown)] and [private sister (1940s - unknown)]
Father of [private daughter (1970s - unknown)], [private daughter (1970s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1980s - unknown)]
Account confirmed 20 Feb 2018 | Doug's 8514 contributions | 256 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jan 2014 | Last significant change: 18 Mar 2019
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Categories: Scottish Clans Project.


The Laidlaws are an accepted sept of Clan Scott. The Australian Clan Scott Association went defunct, and the current one is not very active, but I have been accepted for membership.

Biography

Douglas was born in 1943. Douglas is still living, if only just. Was a first baby, and a breech birth resulted in neurological deficiencies. As well, he inherited major depression from his Boykett ancestors, (descended from [Boykett-4].) At 75, he is becoming confused and forgetful. If anything looks wrong, please speak up.

John Bernie (living) is my wife's first cousin.

Research Notes

Plenty looks wrong. I believe that the concept of "one world family tree" won't work. It has been tried before. We have no hope of arriving at the source of the Y-chromosome pool, even, and that is only a couple of centuries. This time, at least, a comma in one profile that is missing in another, won't create an endless loop. But the exercise has revealed how often I have accepted information from other online trees that is just plain wrong. My tree needs to be sanitized from bottom to top. This will take time.

I qualified for pre-1700 by taking the test. Now this is no longer sufficient, so I shall not add any pre-1700 ancestor. These people have no idea of "the customer comes first." They don't differentiate between real live people and DNA readings. (DNA merely proves that one's parents are not who one thinks they are! Anybody who is too remotely related to leave a paper trail is of no interest to me. In Jerusalem, they have a DNA database of dog droppings! That is a reasonable use of science.) Most of my external connections are through my wife, who has no interest in genealogy; John Bernie is close enough. I am unlikely to waste any more of my time here. It is no wonder that so many leave. The owners (MyHeritage) claim that users leave because this site is "too difficult;" what they should be saying is, that more reliable results can be achieved elsewhere, in half the time. If there were a cost, everybody would leave.

I have minimal experience of XHTML (I was advised not to touch it,) and the markup on this site seems to be a mixture of XHTML and text.

Sources


Personal knowledge.

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Doug is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
AUSTRALIA
Every Australian has a story to tell.
BOYKETT
Thomas Boykett, Congregationalist and political activist. Came to Adelaide South Australia in 1853 with 3 of his 4 sons and two unmarried sisters. They accompanied Jdge Benjamin BOOTHBY, but travelled separately. The name Boykett is (or was) represented in Australia and New Zealand by this family only, but it is a variant of Boycott. My own project is at [1].
LAIDLAW
My Laidlaw ancestors lived in Roxburgh, Scotland. They migrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1870.


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On 13 Mar 2019 at 00:21 GMT Peter Jones wrote:

Hi Doug

In Australia, until the mid-1900's, the common-law position was that females of 12 years of age and males of 14 years could marry with parental consent.

The civil regulation of the ages at which people could marry began in Tasmania in 1942 (imposing 18 for males and 16 for females). Similar obligations were adopted in Western Australia and South Australia in the 1950’s.

The Federal Marriage Act 1961 extended a consistent approach across the whole nation with males generally being able to marry from age 18, females generally from age 16, and parental consent required if any party was under age 21.

Subsequent amendments from 1973 onwards made the marriageable age generally 18 years regardless of gender and parental consent being required only if a party was under 18 years.

On 25 Dec 2018 at 12:59 GMT Mark Wilson wrote:

Hi Doug, I noticed you added Amy Thurlow (my great grandmother). Just wondering what relation she is to you if possible?

Thanks!

On 20 Sep 2018 at 06:12 GMT Kev Thompson wrote:

In case you missed it on Lyndsay-5, if you feel it should be Lindsay than Lindsay it is.

Kev

On 24 Jun 2018 at 14:23 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Doug, I'm talking about living persons and discussing them. The link I sent you explains that we don't discuss living persons in G2G. Historical discussions including our ancestors is fine.

On 25 May 2018 at 14:23 GMT Doug Laidlaw wrote:

To Ian Miller: Replies to your email address have bounced repeatedly. FamilySearch seems to have a Margaret McPhee who matches.

On 18 May 2018 at 10:44 GMT Doug Laidlaw wrote:

All the talk here is about "collaboration," but this wilderness of single instances is quite the opposite. For research, Ancestry.com is still the only usable choice.

On 18 May 2018 at 09:59 GMT Doug Laidlaw wrote:

I qualified for pre-1700 by taking the test. Now this is no longer sufficient, so I shall not add any pre-1700 ancestors. Like my wife (who wanted to tell customers how to help her,) these people have no idea of "the customer comes first." [Maybe I am in the right company, after all!] The site has become a constantly moving target. It is no wonder that so many leave.

On 4 Feb 2018 at 13:21 GMT DK Clews wrote:

All my information on Nellie Melba comes from the podcast listed in the sources on her page (Mitchell-12528). Some additional information was provided by her wikipedia page.

Here is the podcast link, in case you were interested:

  • Wilson, Tracy V. and Holly Frey. "Dame Nellie Melba, Part 2." Stuff You Missed in History Class (Podcast). Jan 2016. HowStuffWorks (Web), 2016.

On 16 Jan 2018 at 22:42 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Thanks for your note Good luck with getting your research in.

I would still recommend checking applicable project pages before adding new pre-1700 profiles, even if you're not ready to join a specific project. There are often helpful hints about sources to check and/or avoid, special naming patterns, etc.

I look forward to seeing you in the branches,

Debi

On 8 Jan 2018 at 04:12 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, working within the projects which coordinate them is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

Use the Pre-1700 Projects list to find one which best fits your research focus, whether time period, location, or special event. Read the goals and tasks of the project and join if it is a good fit.

Let me know if you have trouble finding projects which fit your focus. Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page.

Debi ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

On 2 Jan 2018 at 04:31 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

Hi

Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 15 Jul 2017 at 10:41 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi!

We’re on week five and your last stop on the guided tour.

Hopefully, you're feeling like a WikiTree pro! If not, you can always revisit the tour stops via the comment boxes on the right side of your profile.

You've covered a lot of ground the past few weeks. Today, we want to give you just a few more tools that can take you even deeper into the WikiTree forest without getting lost: How to Dig a Little Deeper.

Feel free to message me if you have questions,

Susie - Wikitree Messenger :-)

On 15 Jul 2017 at 10:41 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi!

We’re on week five and your last stop on the guided tour.

Hopefully, you're feeling like a WikiTree pro! If not, you can always revisit the tour stops via the comment boxes on the right side of your profile.

You've covered a lot of ground the past few weeks. Today, we want to give you just a few more tools that can take you even deeper into the WikiTree forest without getting lost: How to Dig a Little Deeper.

Feel free to message me if you have questions,

Susie - Wikitree Messenger :-)

On 15 Jul 2017 at 10:39 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi!

We’re on week five and your last stop on the guided tour.

Hopefully, you're feeling like a WikiTree pro! If not, you can always revisit the tour stops via the comment boxes on the right side of your profile.

You've covered a lot of ground the past few weeks. Today, we want to give you just a few more tools that can take you even deeper into the WikiTree forest without getting lost: How to Dig a Little Deeper.

Feel free to message me if you have questions,

Susie - Wikitree Messenger :-)

On 7 Jul 2017 at 05:03 GMT David Selman wrote:

You may have been hard at work adding family members and getting connected to those that are already here. You probably have at least a few profiles that you manage now. So, this week we're going to look at how to work with your Watchlist: How to Manage Your Watchlist.

As always, your questions are welcome!

David ~ Wiki Messenger

On 30 Jun 2017 at 18:33 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hi again,

You have been here for a while now! We hope your profiles are starting to come together and that you've enjoyed getting to know all of us a little better.

You're probably getting a good feel for the collaborative nature of WikiTree by now. We know that collaboration isn't always easy. So, we've put together a few pointers that can make working in this type of environment a little easier: How to be a Successful WikiTreer.

Have questions? We want to help! Click the name above any of your comments, then ask in the comment section of that volunteer's page.

Debi ~ WikiMessenger

On 23 Jun 2017 at 23:34 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

It's time for your next stop on the guided tour!

This week, we'd like to show you How to Join in the Community. There's no shortage of opportunities to get involved through social media, our forum, and projects.

Be sure to check out the One Name Studies Project to see if anyone has started a project for one of the surnames in your family. Don't see one? Follow the instructions for starting your own!

Please let us know if you have questions! Just click my name above the comment, then ask in the comment section of my page. We want to help!

Debi ~ Volunteer Coordinator

On 16 Jun 2017 at 13:43 GMT Charlotte Shockey wrote:

Doug--

You've been here a week now, and we hope you enjoyed your first stop on your guided tour of WikiTree and were able to make good use of the things you learned.

Our next stop will give you some pointers on how to make your profiles stand out: How to Edit a Profile.

As always, your questions are welcome!

Charlotte

On 10 Jun 2017 at 15:30 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:

Hi –

I'm a member of the Mentor project, and I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can help you with?

Shirley

On 10 Jun 2017 at 02:03 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hi Doug,

Thanks for volunteering! You are now a full member of the WikiTree community. Once you sign the Honor Code, you may start adding profiles.

Since WikiTree is different from other genealogy sites, we have a guided tour to help new members learn their way around. The first stop is How-To #1: How to Start Climbing Our Tree. The How-To's are intended to be visited about once a week, but feel free to work through them at your own pace.

To meet other WikiTreers, check out our G2G forum, including the “Have you proven noble connections from your family lore?

Enjoy! David ~ Wiki Greeter

On 13 Mar 2016 at 23:38 GMT Tannis Laidlaw wrote:

Hey, Doug, are you my cuz Doug from Kenora??? -Tannis-

On 7 Jan 2014 at 11:10 GMT R. (Geleick) G. wrote:

I noticed you uploaded a GEDCOM. Our process here is a little different than what you might find on other sites because of our goal of growing one worldwide tree with a single profile for each individual. Here's a link to a great step-by-step of the process including screenshots that you might find helpful.

The help pages give lots of information about the process, best to start with 'Before you import a GEDCOM'.

Feel free to message me if you have any questions

On 7 Jan 2014 at 10:30 GMT Irene Dillon wrote:

Hi Doug, welcome to Wikitree

To help you find your way, the help pages and search features can be accessed through the links on the upper right hand corner of almost any page. Feel free to post a question in the G2G Forum or on a relevant profile page.

If you would like to contribute to Wikitree, please read our Honor Code carefully. It is an important part of why our community is such a friendly place. Then if you agree, click the Volunteer link to receive your ‘Volunteer’ badge, and post a comment here on your profile to tell us that you are interested in volunteering and wish to join us.

We will be very glad to welcome you to the WikiTree Community.



Doug is 26 degrees from Caryl Ruckert, 25 degrees from Harriet Stowe and 22 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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