Here is a link to a page with general Buchanan Resources that I have extracted or provide links to outside resources.
As genealogist for Clan Buchanan Society International (CBSI) I have research interests in the surname Buchanan that go beyond my own line. I have inherited the genealogy archives for CBSI from the several prior genealogists for the society. I have been in the process of digitizing all the files of correspondence and resources (over 2000) of them. I started this project in November 2014 and have digitized approximately 1500 of the files. The process is very time consuming and I hope to finish it sometime in 2016. Once this project is done I will attempt to index the files and make the index available on this website for others so they can contact me about particular lines they are interested in.
My Buchanan family was from Urney, Longfield, and Ardstraw parishes in County Tyrone, Ireland. They left Ireland in 1847 or 1848 and settled in Elma, Perth County Ontario. The earliest confirmed ancestor of this line is Andrew Buchanan, bc 1787, County Tyrone, Ireland. Andrew married Jane Long/McNeilands (last name uncertain). The family moved around a lot. They were in Learmore when they first married and 3 of their children were christened at Derg (Castlederg) Parish Church. They were in Learmore until approximately 1824. The were in Cooel (Coolavannagh), Longfield Parish in 1826 in the Tithe Applotments. They were in Binnawooda in 1843 when son Charles married at Killeter Presbyterian Church and 1846 when son William married in the Longfield Parish Church.
There is also a William Buchanan of Cooel in the Tithe Applotment Books. This is likely the same William who married at Killeter Presbyterian Church and was from Binnawooda at the same time Andrew was in Binnawooda.
This page has some BMD documents for my Buchanan line.
This is the timeline for my Buchanans when they were in Ireland.
Who is Andrew’s father? Was Andrew tied to Buchanans of Deroran or Rathmelton (Ramelton)?
How is the William who was in Cooel in the Tithe Applotment records related to Andrew. A father? A brother?