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Doug Straiton

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Doug S. Straiton
Born 1950s.
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Profile last modified | Created 15 May 2014 | Last significant change: 28 Oct 2018
17:21: Mike Guzzetta posted a message on the page for Doug Straiton. [Thank Mike for this]
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Categories: United Kingdom Project | British Isles Politicians Project | Scotland Project | Scots Abroad | Scottish Clans Project | British Indentured Servitude Project | European Aristocrats Project | Norway Project | Legendary Ancestry of Vortigern | Cardiff High School, Cardiff | Clan Straiton.

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Biography

Hi

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.

History

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.

Sources

  • 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



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Doug is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
BRITISH_INDENTURED_SERVITUDE
Looking at British, particularly Scots, that entered Indentured contracts for labour in the colonies
BRITISH_ISLES_POLITICIANS
Co-lead the British Isles Politicians Project.
CATEGORIZATION
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
CEMETERIES
DENMARK
Co-lead the project, focus is on early years history
EUROARISTO
Co-lead on the project. I specifically look after UK and Vikings incl all UK Peerages through history; early British, and prior, nobility
INDIA
History of India, predominantly during the British occupation; HEICS and British units
LEADERS
MEDIEVAL
I have an interest in the period from c. early years (wikitree start) to the end of the middle ages; predominatly British Isles History.
MENTORS
MILITARY_AND_WAR
NORWAY
Project Lead, interest in ancient history, particularly Viking era
PROJECTS
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
SCOTLAND
Co-lead the project.
SCOTS-IRISH
Lead and look at Scottish links
SCOTS_ABROAD
Lead this project. Focus is on Scots that migrated abroad but are not covered in the US and Australia/NZ migration projects.
SCOTS_IN_FOREIGN_SERVICE
Lead this project which looks at Scots that fought in the various armies in Europe during the period of Scotland's independance.
SCOTTISH_CLANS
Co-lead. Main interest is in early Clan history. Can provide help and guidance on many of the modern clans
STRAITON
My family name. I mentor the Clan page
UNITED_KINGDOM
Co-lead the project. My focus is generally on early years and historical work.


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On 28 Oct 2018 at 17:21 GMT Mike Guzzetta wrote:

Hi Doug,

According to the Projects List page you are heading up the Denmark project.

I have been entering in the Danish branch of my family tree and am starting to pass the 1700 mark on some branches. So far 99% of the profiles are from the Mid West Jutland area, Ringkøbing and Viborg counties mostly. You can see what I have entered so far by starting with my mothers profile - Knudsen-1054 - if you are interested.

My question for you is if I should be coordinating with anyone as I get to these pre-1700 profiles?

Also if you have any other suggestions or any feedback or constructive criticism it would be most appreciated.

Thank you in advance - Mike G.

On 21 Oct 2018 at 10:47 GMT Melanie Paul wrote:

Heya, Doug, I tried to thank you for your email assistance, but apparently I cannot give you any badges, 'cause you have 'em all.

This makes me sad.

On 17 Oct 2018 at 13:33 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Doug,

I’ve not heard back from you so presume you don’t want to continue in the Canada Project at this time so have gone ahead and removed your badge. If that changes anytime you would be most welcome to re-join in the future.

Susie :-)

On 16 Oct 2018 at 01:15 GMT Melanie Paul wrote:

I absolutely LOVE your attitude regards sources! <3

You say what I have been saying for years.

On 10 Sep 2018 at 22:20 GMT Juha (Niskakoski) Soini wrote:

Source-a-Thon is a joint effort to reduce the amount of unsourced profiles on WikiTree. The event will be held 8 AM (ET) September 28 - 8 AM (ET) October 1. If you would like to help us please answer the G2G thread Have you registered for the Source-a-Thon yet? indicating you would like to join Spic-n-Span Scandinavians. More information on Spic-n-Span Scandinavians - Source-a-Thon

On 31 Aug 2018 at 18:57 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Doug,

I haven’t yet heard back from you to say whether or not you’d like to continue in the Canada Project. Please can you let me know if you’d like to stay, what team(s) you’d like to be in, and let me know your e-mail address so I can add you to the project Google Group? If I haven’t heard back from you by this time next week I’ll assume you no longer want to be in the project and go ahead and remove you. You would, of course, be most welcome to re-join at any time.

Many thanks,

Susie

On 20 Aug 2018 at 15:57 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Doug,

Greg Lavoie, Dave Rutherford and I have put a lot of work into restructuring the Canada Project. Have a look at the new project page.

You'll see that we've changed the project name to the Canada Project and the badge will be changed shortly. We've done this in order to provide lots of ways for people to contribute to Canadian Profiles. We've also moved towards a team approach with top level teams being lead by Project Coordinators and sub-teams being lead by Team Leaders.

Would you like to continue in the Canada Project, and if so, which team(s) would you like to be on?

Let me know if you have any questions. Once I hear back from you I'll add you to the Google group and get you set up in your team(s).

Susie

On 7 Aug 2018 at 23:32 GMT Jennifer Brayton wrote:

I would like to help with the Norway nobility project under the Norway Project and some history of Norway areas, because I am cousin of Anne of Denmark and also King Hakkon of Norway is like one of my 21st or 22nd great grandfather. Thanks!

On 7 Aug 2018 at 23:32 GMT Jennifer Brayton wrote:

I would like to help with the Norway nobility project under the Norway Project and some history of Norway areas, because I am cousin of Anne of Denmark and also King Hakkon of Norway is like one of my 21st or 22nd great grandfather. Thanks!

On 31 Jul 2018 at 10:15 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Hi Doug,,

It's Natalie, a leader of the Categorization Project. Please have a look at the revamped Categorization Project page, specifically about the new team approach. Members will be now be part of the Maintenance Team. Project Liaisons and leaders will be involved in the Vision and Collaboration team. Please contact me within the next week to let me know if you would like remain an active member of the project. If I don’t hear back from you I will assume you no longer want to be a part of the Categorization Project. Thanks, Natalie

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