This site was started by RWP McWhirter, normally known as Peter, ( RWPMW). The research in to the McWhirter family was mostly done by Peter’s father, John Gairdner McWhirter (1897 – 1985). Where his initials (JGMW) are followed by a page number it gives the reference to the page in The ‘Saga’, where he recorded all his researches. The ‘Saga’ is the name he gave to the large notebook in which it is all written in his neat handwriting. Some of the work has been added to by Peter, and this is acknowledged by initials (RWPMW) and the date when the information was entered into a genealogical database. There are some references to DOCs. These are the numbers given to various documents stored in paper form and not (currently) available on this website.
Click here for the McWhirter family tree starting with John McWhirter born circa 1740.
Click here to go to RWPMW ‘s notes about his life — so far November 2008!
Click here to go to RWPMW’s father’s (JGMW) notes about his own life — his autobiography.