Q. You are still having a problem assembling family trees, I think mine is wrong ?
Q. Can I copy your database or Excelworkbooks ?
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. We ask that you check our database. If you find the answer,it’s a big, big thank you. Tracking to England (labour migration) or to the colonies (survival) leads to the whole question of who went where?
Q. Your research for a Tartan suggests we never had one, can we get one ?
Well, we were a 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 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!)