Thanks

This family history website has grown more and more since it was first launched in 2008. Of course, our database is several years older than that. Thanks are due to Cameron Pirie for starting it all off and Dad, Ian Pirie, for answering our questions.

Since the website went live, many people have found links to their own families on it and have come forward to make contributions to the database. Consequently, we now know many more cousins than we did before, including cousin Robert Mair "Shavie" in Durham who has been a prolific contributor.

With thanks we acknowledge the following contributions:

  • Anne Anderson of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for providing information about John Anderson and William George Anderson and their descendants.
  • Iain Anderson of Bristol, England, for providing information about his Anderson ancestors.
  • The late Dr Guy Barnicoat-Sutherland for providing information to help link individuals to the Wood "King" chart.
  • Betty Burton for providing information about William and Catharine Mair, née Pirie, and their Mair "Shavie" descendants.
  • Jean Sutherland Cameron of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, for providing information about her Sutherland, Goodbrand and Mair "Johns" ancestors.
  • Ann Campbell of Portknockie, for providing information about Jessie Falconer and James Wood "Park" and their descendants.
  • Jim Cheyne and The Cheyne Family Website.
  • David Clark for providing information about his Mair "Bobbin" ancestors.
  • Yvonne Cowie of Portknockie, for providing information about her Wood and Findlay ancestors.
  • John Crawford of the Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Centre, for providing a photograph and information about Harbour Master James Mair "Slater".
  • Stacy Crooks of NW Arkansas, USA, for providing information about her Pirie ancestors.
  • Joyce Devlin of Fraserburgh, for providing information about Alexander Gardiner Mair's descendants.
  • Victoria Didiano-Jones of Ontario, Canada, for providing details of the descendants of Alexander Wood "King" and Helen Warren.
  • Carole Dillon of Nottingham, for providing information about her Wood "Park" and Mair "Shanker" ancestors.
  • Alison Durkin of Houston, Texas, USA.
  • Graeme Fairbrother of Edinburgh, for providing information about his Gardiner ancestors.
  • John Falconer of Buckie, for providing information about his Slater, Pirie and Falconer ancestors.
  • James Findlay of Aberdeen, for providing information about his Slater "Wildie" ancestors.
  • The late George Findlay of Dumfries, for providing information about his Findlay "Toper" and Findlay "Nab" ancestors.
  • Jan L. Fisher of Alberta, Canada, for providing information about Mary Helen Cheyne and Frederick Charles Malcolm Bain and their descendants.
  • Maureen Flett for providing information about her ancestors.
  • Heather Forfar of Markham, Ontario, Canada, for providing information about her Atkinson and Mair family.
  • Meredith Greiling, Assistant Keeper of Maritime History at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, for providing the German-English translation regarding the sinking of the ST Beathwood.
  • Carolyn Hatt for providing information about her Pirie "Buxer" ancestors.
  • Edward and Louvine Kemp of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, for providing information about their Mair ancestors.
  • Fiona Laws of Auckland, New Zealand for providing information about her Gault and Gardiner ancestors.
  • Mary Laing for providing information about her Mair "Saucy" ancestors.
  • Julie Love for providing information from her research of the Christopher family.
  • Andrew Mair junior of Peterhead, for providing information about his Mair "Bobbin" family.
  • Anne E. Mair of Aberdeen, for providing information about her Mair "Bobbin" family.
  • The late Davie Mair "Shavie" of Portknockie and of the Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Centre, for providing information about the Evangeline.
  • Don Mair of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, for providing information about his Mair "Johns" family.
  • The late Edgar Mair of Buckie for providing information about his Mair "Bobbin" and Mair "Mull" family and ancestors, and about the Evangeline.
  • James George Mair of Findochty, for providing information about his Mair "Shanker" ancestors.
  • Robert Mair "Shavie" for providing information about William and Catharine Mair, née Pirie, his Mair "Shavie" ancestors, and much more.
  • Lynda McHardy of Aberdeen, for providing information about James Mair and his Mair "Bobbin" descendants.
  • Graeme McIver for providing information about his Peterkin and Watt ancestors.
  • Linda Milne of Gamrie, for providing information about Helen Pirie "Skipper" and her Mair "Duncan" ancestors.
  • Anita Morrison for providing information about her Cheyne and Morrison family.
  • The late Grace Noble (née Cheyne) of Fraserburgh for providing information about our Cheyne family.
  • Brian Paxton of Cape Town, South Africa, for providing information about his Sclater/Slater and Donaldson ancestors.
  • Diana Powell of Ontario, Canada, for providing information about her Pirie "Dod" ancestors.
  • Arnold Pirie of Portknockie, for providing photos and registration numbers of Portknockie boats.
  • Ian Pirie of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, for providing information about his Pirie family.
  • Anand Prasad of Mull, Scotland, for providing information about his Ironside and McArthur ancestors.
  • Neil Reid of Buckie, Moray, for providing for providing information about his Riach and Mair "Saucy" ancestors.
  • Joan Ritchie and family of St. Combs, for providing information about William Pirie.
  • Bob Senior of Butleigh, for providing access to his research on the Families of Butleigh.
  • Barbara Southward for providing information about Haylock Lanchester and her husband's Bursill ancestors.
  • Andrew Strachan of Peterhead for providing information about his Buchan ancestors.
  • Stella Summers for providing information about her Wood "Post" and Wood "Doo" ancestors.
  • Iain Taylor of Galway, Republic of Ireland, for providing information about his Wood "Deacon" ancestors.
  • Simone Prunier Walker (née Mair) and Gordon Walker of Aberdeen for providing information about the Prunier Herring Trophy, first won by the crew of the steam drifter 'Boy Andrew' in 1936.
  • Ian Will of Onkaparinga Hills, South Australia.
  • Marlene Wilson of Findochty, for providing information about her Allan and Mair ancestors.
  • Adam Wood of Rutherglen, Scotland, for providing information about his Wood "King" ancestors.
  • Bill Wood of Victoria, Australia, for providing information about his Wood "Park" ancestors.
  • The late Dave Wood "King" of Vancouver, Canada, for providing a new photo of David Wood "King" of the Evangeline.
  • George Gardiner Wood III of Northern Virginia, USA, for providing information about his Wood "King" ancestors and about the Defiance BF 460.
  • Frank Worgan for providing information about Worgan and Slater families.