"John Gunn, b. 1775 at Kildonan Parish, Sutherlandshire, Scotland, was my 3rd grreat grandfather. He came, with his brother, Walter Alexander Gunn, to Montreal, Canada around 1803 and they both married their first cousins, Isabella Sutherland and…"
Where are the Kirk Session records to be found? Have they been microfilmed or available online? I have an ancestor John Gunn, b. 1770, Kildonan Parish, Sutherlandshire, who with his brother Walter Alexander Gunn left Scotland…"
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What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Canada, Scotland, England, Germany
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
To learn more about my cousins and ancestors and how we were related.
I’ve been actively researching both my paternal and maternal ancestry for about ten years now. I got started about 1995 when I came across a typewritten descriptive history of my Gunn line that my paternal grandmother had shown me in handwritten form many years prior when I was a young person. At that time I had only a passing interest in it and thought it was fascinating but nothing prompted me to take up any genealogical research at that point in time. In 1995 I took that information and found online and downloaded a shareware program, Cumberland Family Tree, written by Ian Lund, and entered the information I had into it. At that point my main impetus was to learn and keep track of my relationships to the many cousins I had on my father's side of my family. About ten years ago I began researching my paternal line and then my maternal line. I've traced my maternal grandmother's line, a Drury, back to 1635 of so and many early settlers of Massachusetts. Along the way I've connected with many more cousins on both sides that I never knew I had.