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Doug Straiton

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Doug S. Straiton
Born 1950s.
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Wiki Genealogist Scotland Project Member Leader Emeritus June 2018 Club 100 Source-a-Thon 2017 Participant Ranger Monday Ranger Thursday Thor's Daisy Pre-1700 Pre-1500 Super Star Community Star Family Star Generous Genealogist -  Green Star Generous Genealogist - Blue Star Generous Genealogist - Red Star Big Heart Scottish Clans Project Member India Project Member Denmark Project Member
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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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Hi Doug

Hope you are well. I just wanted to let you know that I'll be making some edits to your Straiton stickers.

~Amy

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi Doug,

I noticed that you were currently following the CEMETERIES tag, but were not yet a member of the Cemeteries Global Cemeteries Project.If you are interested in more details about the project, or are just ready to sign up, please head on over to our G2G Welcome Post for more information.

I look forward to seeing you around the tree!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steve Harris
Hi Doug

My name is Amy. I'm a co-Leader of the Scotland Project. As you may have heard, we have merged the Scottish Clans project into the Scotland Project. I am contacting you today to find out if you are interested in continuing with us under this new format. If you would like to go forward on the Scottish Clans Team, please reply and let me know which clans you have been working on or would like to work on. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely, Amy Gilpin

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi, Doug!

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Military and War Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute.

2) Added MILITARY_AND_WAR to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the Project Coordinator with your email address to be added to the Google Group.

4) Bookmarked the Activity Feed to monitor the project watchlist.

Thank you!

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello, Doug,

On behalf of the Military and War Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members.

First, we want to thank you for your past participation in the project. We appreciate your desire to honor your ancestors for their service to their countries, or even for your service, wherever in the world. We hope that your membership has enhanced your WikiTree experience.

Please let me know, by commenting on my profile or sending a private message, if you are still active in the project, and if so, in a general sense how you may have contributed to the main project or any sub-projects within the last couple months.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hi Doug

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Categorization Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Categorization]for ways to contribute.

2) Added Categories to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the project leaders with your email address to be added to the https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/wikicategories.

Thank you!

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi Doug

It has been a couple of weeks since we contacted you about your participation in the Categorization Project and as we haven't heard from you, we are following up to make sure you wish to remain a member.

We understand that interests shift as we grow our shared tree and that some members may have moved on to projects more pertinent to the branches they are currently building. If this is the case for you, please let us know.

If we do not hear back from you within the week, we will assume you have moved on to other things for the moment and remove you from the project. Please know that you will always be welcome to rejoin should your interests shift back in this direction.

Thank you so much for your participation; we genuinely appreciate it.

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hi Doug

On behalf of the Categorization Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let me know if you are still active, and if so, in which ways you have contributed to the project, or a sub-project, within the last two months.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hello Doug, I wanted to award you with a badge for all the information and dedication you have given me regarding the WW2 year’s. I have been told that you have them all, which you rightly deserve! So the only one I can do is the Wonderful Wikitreer sorry. I am so grateful to you and many thank’s, from Carole. Ashton-1288
posted by Carole Ashton
Hi Doug,

We realise the time has come to dissolve the UK Project in favour of the individual country projects of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

We are checking in with all UK badge holders to find out which country project(s) you would like to be in so you can collaborate with other members, have the opportunity to select which team(s) you would like to join, and so we can ensure you have all the correct badges.

Please respond by PM to let us know which country project(s) you would like to be in. Please don’t assume we know. We are effectively starting from scratch to make sure no one falls through the cracks.

Once you have done this, the Coordinator for Membership in the relevant country project(s) will be in touch to help get you situated.

Many thanks,

Susie

posted by Susie MacLeod
Hi Doug,

We’ve made some exciting changes to the Global Cemeteries Project. The sub-projects have been merged into the Global Project to help with Leadership and to facilitate collaboration.

Some roles within the project have changed. From now on, there are Project Coordinators for each continent, and one for Welcome and Integration, plus Team Leaders for each individual Country etc.

Please let me know if you’d like to stay on in the new project, if you’d like to continue in an existing role, and which team(s) you’d like to be on. Please also give me your e-mail address so that I can get you added to the project’s Google Group.

Many thanks,

Susie

Leader, Global Cemeteries

posted by Susie MacLeod
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.

posted by Mike Guzzetta
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.

posted by Melanie Paul

Doug is 37 degrees from Donald Howard, 34 degrees from Julia Howe and 34 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.