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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.


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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

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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 15 Apr 2018 at 21:09 GMT Fr. Martin Gardner wrote:

Would like to participate in your Denmark project. I have several pages of descendants from 3 siblings that immigrated from the island of Langeland to Iowa in the early 1900's. Let me know how to proceed. Thank you.

On 6 Apr 2018 at 04:21 GMT Cliff Parnell wrote:

I haven't been able to get anyone's attn to get me into the Google group, I did the "contact the owner" thing, but I may be missing something. I have some valuable info that I want to get plugged into the Parnell line in Ireland, and I just keep getting scolded when I even try to do the smallest thing. I would be glad for someone to check my work, just let me know how you want me to proceed.


On 2 Apr 2018 at 10:36 GMT Rebecca Snider wrote:

I am the 17th great grandaughter of Herzogin, Maddalena Zu Bayern-Lanshut ( I suppose that's the way to write it), I got the information from my husband's family tree. Yes we do connect somewhere during that era.

This link to my ancestry is via my paternal grandmother.

I would appreciate being included in this "group" so I can find more information.

On 31 Mar 2018 at 04:37 GMT Rosie Blanckenburg wrote:

Hallo Doug

I would love to become a part of wikitree's Euroaristo Project. Could i be added? I am descended from a few of them and would love to help uncover more about them.

On 5 Feb 2018 at 14:19 GMT Jean (Tennant) Skar wrote:

Hi Doug

Can you please add a tartan for Nisbet Thnaks

On 2 Feb 2018 at 12:59 GMT Kirk Haggerty wrote:

Hi Doug,

I would also like to be part of WikiTree's Irish Roots Project. Thanks Kirk Haggerty

On 1 Feb 2018 at 20:08 GMT Chris Adam wrote:

Hi Doug, thanks for the add to Scottish Clans. I'm not sure if that is the best place for me, maybe you can advise? I am only interested in a few families: Adam, Gordon (co. Durham, Eng.), maybe the Muirs and Marks too. My dad also worked in Nigeria in the late 1930s, so that subproject would be OK too.

On 31 Jan 2018 at 01:28 GMT Chris Adam wrote:

I am Adam-1498, and I joined WikiTree about 2 weeks ago. Born in Salisbury, England, mom from Craghead, Durham, and dad from Glasgow/Stirling, Scotland, therefore I would like to join the Scotland project group. Emigrated to Canada 1950s.

On 13 Oct 2017 at 06:44 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

Hi. Regarding Category Curates of Blyton. My husband has many C of E priests in his extended family so I have used this form many times. I reasoned that in the future we would be able to name many of these men and Rectors and Vicars etc, people who performed important functions within a community. Mayhap it would be useful to learn something about the man who baptised married or buried an ancestor or indeed who was a vicar's curate. It did seem to be creating redundancies, I agree. A curate lived in a parish, worshipped at the church, and served there as well. If WikiTree has a future, which I hope, then even very small villages will have hundreds of residents. Please advise. Regards C.

On 29 Sep 2017 at 15:46 GMT Carlos de Souza Silva wrote:

Hello, thank you for accepting me in the European Aristocrats Project. I'm particularly interested in starting to help in Portuguese and Spanish Aristocrats subprojects, if available. French Aristocrats too in case the priors are not available... or anything else I could be able to help :)

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