My Aunt has been puttering around with the geneology stuff for a number of years and every so often gets spurts of energy to trace a particular line. I had been trying to get a hold of her for a while and was successful a couple of weeks ago and just yesterday received some info by mail from her. I dont have the actual birth/death certificates, but she probably does because she keeps saying that she cant include anything on her tree unless its accompanied by official records. The thing is that she is only doing direct decendants so I/we dont have any info on siblings etc. This is the area that I want totake over from...I'm just new at this though so Im trying to get as much "heresay" info as I can so I have somewhere to try and begin verifying....yadda yadda yadda!!Oh ya, and I also have this John Aitkens marriage info....27 August 1860 in Midlothian, Edinburgh Scotland (to Jessie Wright). And his dad is Thomas Douglas Aitken, married Geddes Wilson on 22 August 1836 at St. Cuthberts, Edinburgh.