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    ,Donna Christie St. John
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    Greetings fron Canada.
    My family roots go back to Killin.
    Peter Christie had at least 1 son named Donald.
    Donald Christie (born abt 1760) married Jean McIntyre.
    Their children were John, Patrick, Catherine, Donald, Peter and Jean.
    Our family are descendants of both Donald (born 1798 in Killin) and Peter (born 1799 in Killin).
    First cousins married first cousins. It does get rather complicated!
    I am certain that at least John, Peter and Donald emigrated to Canada.
    Donald and Peter and their families settled in Upper Canada in an area north of what is now Toronto, Ontario.
    Some are buried in Breadalbane cemetery, Utica, Ontario.
    My husband and I will be in Scotland in early September, 2008.
    If anyone has information or can help us locate any ancestral graves, it would be much appreciated.

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    ,b5anderson
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    Maybe your know already, but there are a lot of Christie’s buried in the Killin Church cemetery, Killin Scotland. I also am related to the Christies from that area, but we came to the United States (Caledonia New York area) in 1801 and in 1822 moved on to the South Dumphries Township in Ontario (Brant County).

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    ,DavidWMcVean
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    Donna Christie St. John;919 wrote:
    Greetings fron Canada. Hi Donna, My name is David McVean, from Duluth Minnesota.
    My family roots go back to Killin. My wife and I just came back from 3 weeks in Scotland. One of which was in Killin.
    Peter Christie had at least 1 son named Donald. I can’t help much with your surname but I can give you some idea’s as to researching.
    Talk to Vic from Graigbuie Guest house. bookinfo@craigbuie.com Nice people and a great place to stay if you haven’t already reserved a room. Vic is also familiar with the history and different surnames. Very knowledgeable. Also check out the tiny library in Killin, ask for Kay. Lots of local history and information. Also contact Gillean the historian. Kay can give you contact info. Also see Broadalbane folklore center next to the Dochart river falls and McNab cemetery. On the left as you enter from Perth. See Christie or Joyce. They put us in contact with the Clan chief for McNab. All are great people. Also if you are traveling through Perth please check out AK Bell Library. Lots of history and very helpful folks. Ask for Cathy. Oh and you may want to contact Iain Campbell in Killin coonball@madasafish.com, he is very active in the community and knows the right people that can help you. Some times known as Coonball on the Killin web site.
    Donald Christie (born abt 1760) married Jean McIntyre.
    Their children were John, Patrick, Catherine, Donald, Peter and Jean.
    Our family are descendants of both Donald (born 1798 in Killin) and Peter (born 1799 in Killin). My kin lived in Killin from 1400 until 1885. I uncovered many stone’s in the Killin cemetery which had fallen over and had moss covered stones. The cemetery is in very bad condition. Bring something to unearth the stone’s. Some are grown up in the roots of trees and still others have been washed away by the river erosion. Stones are face down in the dirt. Some are warn, bring rubbing paper or a good digital camera. Let the stones dry out once you uncover them. Easier to read once they dry out.
    First cousins married first cousins. It does get rather complicated!
    I am certain that at least John, Peter and Donald emigrated to Canada.
    Donald and Peter and their families settled in Upper Canada in an area north of what is now Toronto, Ontario.
    Some are buried in Breadalbane cemetery, Utica, Ontario. Have you ever run across McVean. MacBean, in Breadalbane?
    My husband and I will be in Scotland in early September, 2008. Bring rain gear and warm clothing. Weather changed for us many times during the day. 60 degrees with wind rain in mid June.
    If anyone has information or can help us locate any ancestral graves, it would be much appreciated.

    You may want to check out Kenmore, the other end of Loch Tay. Many folks during the Highland Clearance were chased from Killin to Kenmore. to Dores. to Inverness.
    Good luck. Hope this helps.
    Your friend. David McVean dwmcvean@aol.com Duluth MN.

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    ,Caroline Morris
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    Hello,
    I am researching CHRISTIES buried in Killin Church cemetery. Your posting interested me:

    My gg grandfather Malcolm Christie was born Auchlyne 1802 died Glencoe 1855. His son Gilbert emigrated to either Canada or US circa 1872 (d 1917, children Jessie, Agnes, Martha).

    My ggg father Gilbert Christie 1772-1824, farmer in Crofthose, Glen Dochart is buried in the old Killin Churchyard – I found his memorial inscription.

    Caroline from New Zealand

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