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Doug Straiton

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Doug S. Straiton
Born 1950s.
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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.


  • First-hand information. This information is provided by me.
  • 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

I am a member of the Canadian Loyalists Project

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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 11 Sep 2017 at 01:34 GMT Kimberly Lawler wrote:

Hi Doug I am new to this and would appreciate and help you can give me with my family tree. I discovered a lot of Royality in my line starting from King Egbert being my 32 great grandfather. I just want to make sure I am on the right track.

Thank you so very much Kimberly Lawler

On 31 Aug 2017 at 21:08 GMT Vanessa (James) Power wrote:

Hello Doug,

I was attempting to add my husbands tartan to his profile page. However, it doesn't seem to be listed in the Clan Tartans page. Would it be possible to add the clan Fraser of Lovat tartan?

On 22 Aug 2017 at 03:15 GMT Rosemary (Tissott) Jones wrote:

No problem with the template for Robert Hughes Doug. Thanks, Rosemary

On 18 Aug 2017 at 17:44 GMT Pat (Fuller) Credit wrote:


I haven't forgotten about working on the descendants of Thor (Swainson) Sweynsson. When I get to feeling better I will get back to that project. I have to have a clear, focused mind to handle that project. Right now handling the estate of my deceased brother has me very distracted.

Could you look at the Unmerged Match for Alice Montgomer?:

I think the LNAB should be Montgomerie. The profile I manage, Alice (Montgomerie) de Montgomery, has "de Montgomery" as current last name and the other profile, Alice (Montgomery) of Windsor shows "de Montgomery" as other last name and "of Windsor" in current last name. What do you think it should be?

Thanks, Pat

On 15 Aug 2017 at 05:50 GMT Iain Old wrote:

Thanks for the addition to the project. I have two confirmed links to a distant cousin who is Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, so she is our distant link to Royalty. There are many versions of our direct ancestral tree linking to aristocracy but I have yet to confirm any of them. e.g. one tree links us via a daughter of an Earl of Haddington. When I investigated this further, the daughter had died as an infant. etc etc.

Interested to see you are a Straiton as we have Straitons in our ancestry, so there may be a link there.

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!

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Queen Elizabeth II Doug is 44 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 35 degrees from Robynne Lozier, 38 degrees from Pocahontas Rolfe and 38 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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