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Doug Straiton

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Doug S. Straiton
Born 1950s.
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Straiton-4 created 15 May 2014 | Last modified | Last edit: 17 Jul 2017
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I currently live in Singapore although have lived around the world at some point in my life. I was born in Scotland to Scottish ancestors and have a keen interest in genealogy and history in general. I study family history from the perspective of the stories; the reasons why people took the decisions they did and undertook the journeys they made. I also look to find those that time has forgotten; those men and women that lived their lives, loved and laughed, just as we do today but are now lost.

My focus is on the families of Straitons, and its many variants, originating in Scotland under King David I in the early 12th Century. The history of many of the main line family was published under the guise of "Stratons of Lauriston" but I have explored many of the offshoots and over time will publish them here.


I have a keen history bent and search for gaps and holes. I head up the Scots in Foreign Service Project which is looking to fill gaps in our understanding of those Scots that fought abroad until about 1700 and also the Scots Abroad Project that is looking to find the migration patterns of our Scottish ancestors before the American, and later, migrations.


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  • I use a variety of sources but my first step is always to seek those sources that are free. It is a major peeve that information that should be readily and freely available to all has been commoditised and now requires payment, often extravagant. Where I have it and it can be distributed I will make it available to other researchers.

I keep a link to a couple of pages I use: Photos; Sources; and Ragman Rolls

To do page: Doug's List

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Doug is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Looking at British, particularly Scots, that entered Indentured contracts for labour in the colonies
Co-lead the British Isles Politicians Project.
Focus on all UK categories, including past, Armed forces including HEICS, associated armies (such as Indian), past nation and medieval armies, Mil & War for European and ANZAC, Peerages of British Isles incluing past
Co-lead the project, focus is on early years history
Co-lead on the project. I specifically look after UK and Vikings incl all UK Peerages through history; early British, and prior, nobility
History of India, predominantly during the British occupation; HEICS and British units
I have an interest in the period from c. early years (wikitree start) to the end of the middle ages; predominatly British Isles History.
Project Lead, interest in ancient history, particularly Viking era
The projects I manage include Euroaristo and its subs, United Kingdom and its subs, Scottish Clans, India, Norway, Scots Abroad, Scots in Foreign Service along with a number of interest groups such as Vikings
Co-lead the project.
Lead and look at Scottish links
Lead this project. Focus is on Scots that migrated abroad but are not covered in the US and Australia/NZ migration projects.
Lead this project which looks at Scots that fought in the various armies in Europe during the period of Scotland's independance.
Co-lead. Main interest is in early Clan history. Can provide help and guidance on many of the modern clans
My family name. I mentor the Clan page
Co-lead the project. My focus is generally on early years and historical work.

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On 17 Jul 2017 at 16:09 GMT Michael Thomas wrote:


I joined the Monday Rangers doing the 8 am - 10 am MDT shift. After my "Sabbatical" to the UK during April and May, I was moved to the 9 am - 11 am shift.

I can't do 10 am - 11 am, so if I must be just 9 am - 10 am, re-schedule me for that time.

BTW, 8 am - 10 am was perfect for me. Since I've been back, I've noticed 8 am - 9 am not being covered consistently.

On 15 May 2017 at 13:21 GMT Larry Huey wrote:

Hello Doug,

Just wanted to introduce myself as a member of your Monday Ranger Team. Have a wonderful day!


On 21 Apr 2017 at 21:00 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Doug, I've posted following message on everyone's profile who has the India tag.

"Hi - have you seen this discussion on G2G .

I'd like to invite you to contribute."


On 20 Apr 2017 at 17:26 GMT Mary Cole wrote:

Hi Doug ~

Is the template for the Category "Scots Abroad" suppose to be added to profiles of "Scots Abroad"?

Or is the template only intended for the profiles of the members who participate in the project?


On 15 Apr 2017 at 02:26 GMT Sarah (Murtaugh) Heiney wrote:

Hi Doug,

Did you ever hear back from the profile manager for the duplicate King George IV? In the G2G post you said you'd give him a week to respond; that was March 20. Thanks!

On 29 Mar 2017 at 06:06 GMT Betty Sambrook wrote:

Hi Doug

I am trying to enter profiles of the Wait of Woodborough Family - other Spellings are formerly Wayte and Waite. I am trying to enter Robert Waite b. 19 January 1695 Castle Combe, Somerset, England . My name is Betty Sambrook, I was married to Warner Bernard Wait (now deceased) and I am forming the profile for my sons Mark Laurence Wait (now deceased) and Christopher Cottam Wait and I have taken to pre 1700 quiz and need you to credit me. Thanking you in anticipation Elizabeth Camneron (born Betty Sambrook)

On 19 Mar 2017 at 18:38 GMT Sarah (Murtaugh) Heiney wrote:

Hi Doug,

I posted on G2G about a duplicate profile I found for King George IV. I'm assuming this is something that happens occasionally so y'all will know what to do with it! I tagged it with euroaristo but I think a lot of the people commenting are from outside of the project trying to be helpful, so I've decided to post on your page directly. Here's the link:

On 7 Mar 2017 at 23:30 GMT Larry Huey wrote:

Hi Doug, your profile page is very nice, keep up the good work! Recently I joined the Rangers (Eowyn signed me up) and I am currently serving on Monday's at 1500GMT. Is there something else I need to do to join the Monday Monitors team?


On 23 Feb 2017 at 03:01 GMT Marty (Lenover) Acks wrote:

Hop all is well. There was a message on one of the old Gosporic profile about whether/how middle name should be used this week. Seemed like it might be up your alley.

On 1 Feb 2017 at 18:55 GMT Tine Schmedes wrote:

Dear Doug ! Thank you for letting me into the Euroaristo project. And thank you for inviting me to write to you, which ”branch” I would like to work with and contribute to, which I can say is the Moltke family.

The Von Moltke´s have got Danish and German sub branches. I would like to go into the Danish branch by now. With friendly love from Tine Schmedes(-3).

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