Both of the Anderson families that I am researching appear to originate in the Scottish Borders. Since the 1700's they have dispersed to England, USA, South Africa, Madagascar, India and some remain in Scotland.
Whilst Parish records remain for the Scottish Borders dating back into the 1700's, because there are few references to children's mothers and fathers or ages attributed to those being buried, it is very difficult to be certain about relationships and genealogical associations if these records are the only references that are available to you. Hence, I am unable to definitely say that the two Anderson families are not related!
May I also take this opportunity to use this thread to enquire if anybody in the USA has relations to this Anderson, whose details are below?
Boston Archbald Cunningham Anderson (1856-1912), emigrated from Fife, Scotland to British Guiana, where he married Lydia Eliza Alberta Seeley (1860-1940). They then emigrated to Manitoba, Canada and finally Kings, Brooklyn, New York, USA, where he died in 1912. Both Boston and Lydia are buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. Somebody placed a brief USA family tree on 'Ancestry' some time ago and when I tried to correspond with them the family tree was taken down from the website. However, I am still happy to share information and compare notes with descendants.
Thank you for your time to read this and good health.