AMERICAN PEERAGE *** M W Douglass - Houston, TX Genealogical Support since 1973 for Harris and most Texas counties


About MW Douglass

M W Douglass - Melvyn Wayne Douglass was born in Springfield (Hampden County) Massachusetts and was raised in East Longmeadow (Hampden County) Massachusetts. He moved to Houston (Harris County) Texas in October 1968 and was assigned to the Crew Systems Division at NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC). With the systems engineering group, he supported Apollo missions 7 through 15.

Predecessor to American Peerage, Douglass formed Telico (Technical Library Consultants) in 1973 which was a pioneer in the fee-based information service industry.

Through American Peerage, M W Douglass is undertaking several research projects which include "Genealogies of Southern Governors." Publication date is anticipated for Spring 2014.


Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), a nonprofit, educational corporation, formed to promote standards and ethics in the genealogical field.

 National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA), formed to provide continuing education and professional certification programs for paralegals. Douglass successfully completed the CLA national exam and was awarded the Certified Legal Assistant credential.

 Flonnie Mae Larimer Parliamentarian Unit of Houston; Texas State Association of Parliamentarians; and the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP)

 International Right of Way Association (IRWA)

 New England Historic Genealogical Society

Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford     

 Teaches Scottish Genealogy Workshops each May at the annual Houston Scottish Highland Games and Celtic Festival (HHGA) and is its past- Chairman.

 Founding Director (1985) of Scottish Clan Council of Houston

1985, 1986, 2003, 2005-2008 - President/Chairman of Houston Highland Games Association.

 Elected (Nov 2002) a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA Scot)

 Appointed (Dec 2005) by Houston Mayor Bill White to serve as a standing member for a four-year term (Jan 2006 thru Dec 2009) on the Mayor's International Affairs and Development Council / Europe (MIADC / Europe)The mission of the MIADC/ Europe is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and continued growth of Houston's standing as a renowned international city.

 Appointed (June 2006) Waitstill Munson Clan/Family Historian for the Thomas Munson Foundation

 Appointed (June 2006) Genealogy Coordinator for Clan Douglas Society of North America

 Elected (Feb 2008) Subchieftain for The Heather and Thistle Society of Houston

 Appointed (July 2009) Director-at-Large, Thomas Munson Foundation

 Appointed (Oct 2009) Appointed (Oct 2009) Chairman/President, Houston Highland Games Association (HHGA)

 Elected (July 2012) Treasurer, Houston Highland Games Association (HHGA)

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