F.A.Q.

Q. Can I print the Photos for My Family Album ?

Q. You are still having a problem assembling family trees, I think mine is wrong ?

Q. Can I copy your database or Excel workbooks ?

Big No! We use them for research, but NO copying. Please read our Terms of Use page.  Our source BMD documentation is under copyright.

Oh yes!  Common names in the same locations are driving us nuts. James, John, Mary, and Eliz(s)ebeths are giving us a giant headache. Tracking to England (labour migration) or  to the colonies (survival) leads to the whole question of who went where?  Contact us and with your family’s migration and we will look for your  Scottish connection.



ck our database.

Q. Your research for a Tartan suggests we never had one, can we get one ?

  Well, we were a very large family of the “ordinary folk” of Scotland (with a few exceptions). A tough highly independent group of individuals that became more aligned with independent churches than a traditional clan. So sorry, no Tartan!

It’s true that even cities and various group have obtained a tartan. Unfortunately, it takes a pile of cash and some legal dancing to accomplish that. We have lots lawyers in the family, but getting a Birnie to part with their cash . .  is a giggle. :):):)


Yes, we realize how expensive it is to visit Scotland. However, if you win the lotto, be sure to visit your ancestral country. (And Yes, we really appreciate any new photos!)

Q.  Is Birnie.Org still going to maintain the web site?

Yes, as long as the pension cheques keep rolling in. However, being in my 70’s it is prudent to start looking for a replacement with computer skills. I plan on continuing research as the database is the main mission of Birnie.Org.

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