Hi, I am descended from Birnies, one of whom married a Margaret Kelman from Peterhead. She and an Isabella Kelmanmoved to Old Deer. Margaret had ason born 1884 whom she called Alexander Kelman Birnieand he moved to America, Detroit. He had a son called Mcgreggor, and his offspring are still there. I have loads of info. on Alexander Kelman Birnie's brothers and sisters.He probably was not the only one to move over there, as they tended to support each other workwise.