Categories: WikiTree Leaders | 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.
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.
To do page: Doug's List
On 13 Oct 2017 at 06:44 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:
On 29 Sep 2017 at 15:46 GMT Carlos de Souza Silva wrote:
On 11 Sep 2017 at 01:34 GMT Kimberly Lawler wrote:
Thank you so very much Kimberly Lawler
On 31 Aug 2017 at 21:08 GMT Vanessa (James) Power wrote:
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:
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?
On 15 Aug 2017 at 05:50 GMT Iain Old wrote:
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:
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 - have you seen this discussion on G2G . https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/377942/why-do-relatively-few-people-from-india-use-wikitree-
I'd like to invite you to contribute."