I am currently researching Robert BIRNIE, my wife's (Birnie BOYER SPELTZ) maternal great grandfather, who was born 21 Feb 1849 in Maud, New Deer Parish, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. We have located Robert's father and grandfather, both named Robert, in Scottish census records. My current research is focused in the USA. We think Robert emigrated to the US in 1872. We know he married Ann RONALD on 30 Aug 1881 in Washington County, Missouri. He disappeared in 1885. We think we may have located him in the 1900 US Census in Austin, Texas.I am interested in communicating with anyone who has information and or a relationship on either the US or Scotland end of this BIRNIE line.