John Douglas Family: Scotland > New Brunswick > Saint John 1834 #2
Resources used so far: I have a three family Douglas tree as well as the naming pattern still in use of the time. OPR'sof New Abbey Ditto birth, marriage records of this generation that came to NB. T his family left six years before the first census in Scotland.
I have the ship's, date of departure Liverpool, date of arrival Saint John. Along with that there was a manifast with names, ages, and point of origin is New Abbey.
The 1851 NB Provincial Census was a huge step forward. However, I was unprepared for the "missing" family members. It was a tremendous help in devisininga way to distinguish my Douglas from the other Douglas familiesin Simond's Parish in 1851;two at leastin Loch Lomand:
I also used the 1881 & 1891 tracking Jannet Douglas life as a Sinclair; she died in 1937 at
NB ARCHIVES just about all of them: Daniel Johnson's NB Newspaper Vital Statistics Vital statistics from Government Records Directories: Both Hutchinsons & Lovell's Brenan's Funeral Home Index to New Marriages Saint John Burial Permits Index to Marriaage Bonds Index to Land Grants 1889-1910.
I am now at the "nitty-gritty" stage of my search of this Douglas family. Needless to say, I need help, suggestions and I have some questions.
A John Douglas applied in 1845 for a land grant, which I have not yet sent to information.What kind of family details are on them? Is it worth sending for it?
Is there a 1871 Census for NB?Is it available & useable?
Looking for missing family member, possibly finding good prospects & then proving it?
I.e. The Robert Douglas of Loch Lomand that I found on each directory I used.Land records?How do I go about that?What if he is the Robert who was also a JP in the Hutchingson Directories who was a Counstable in the Lovell Directory?