This website records research into my mother's ancestry, which we share with many other descendants of Allan Christie and Elizabeth Black. The family story starts in 18th and 19th century Scotland, Ireland and England, and continues on to New Zealand and Australia. Names of ancestors include Christie, Black, Coffey, Noonan, Kilgour and more. The site is designed to make information, source documents and media freely available to those who might be interested, near or far. New material is added and updated as time goes by. If you wish, you can subscribe to updates in the box on the right. Meanwhile, the family tree is here. Enjoy!

Elizabeth Maria Black (1896-1994)

Allan Pearson Christie (1898-1977)

With thanks to Christine Butterfield and Maria Crawford for the images.


  1. Fuf was also my great grandfather through Queenie Hayes & Yvonne Macklin. So pleased to have come across this site - thank you for all your hard work.

    1. Hi Gwen, thanks for making contact. I've not done any work on the family history for some years now. But the huge amount of time I put into it earlier was so rewarding, especially so when family members and others find interest in our ancestors. Best to you from Queensland, Marie.