Research

Our Clan has developed a genealogy research facility – a place where members of Clan associations around the world can contribute research and documents for the long term history of the Clan. This facility was released at the Clan Parliament at the Inverness Town House in July 2014. Access is for subscribers to Clan associations.

Please go to www.clanmaclennan-worldwide.com/genealogy and choose “Register for a User Account“.

We invite you to assist with this project and to contribute documents such as birth, marriage and death certificates.

If you are interested in contributing to this exciting project, please write to famhist (at) clanmaclennan-worldwide.com – we look forward to hearing from you!

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Genealogy research is not a cold gathering of facts, but, instead, it is breathing life into all who have gone before. The researcher is the story teller of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us. Tell our story. So, we do.

In finding them, we find ourselves, we find our roots – our family.

Below are some practical tips for newcomers to this exciting world:

Begin

Step 1: Record what you know

Step 2: Decide what you need to record

Step 3: What records/sources of information do I need to acquire?

Step 4: Obtain and search the record/source of information

Step 5: Record and Evaluate the information

Step 6: Input names, dates and places to a program like Family Tree Maker. Include citations (like index searches) in descriptions. Attach supporting documents (like birth, marriage and death certificates)

Step 7: Share your Mac/McLennan information and sources to famhist (at) clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

Where do I go from here?

In the collation of various lineages of the MacLennan Clan on an international basis, all clansmen will hopefully benefit by expanding their present information with valid, new MacLennan paternal lines. As more and more clansmen come together with the registration of their own lineages to this site, a living global Clan MacLennan network will evolve.

It has been said that we are all related. If so, you can help yourself and others find out where by adding your own paternal MacLennan line?

Formerly Clan MacLennan-Worldwide Research Resources Index were found on the internet at: http://ca.geocities.com/maclizard@rogers.com/mac.chart.html and www.gencircles.com/users/maclennan – this may still be of some further assistance. The index itself, had already been created in conjunction with the original MacLinks Family Connections Genealogy WebSite.

All research information (articles, internet links, etc.) will continue to be updated. To keep the Clan MacLennan’s Worldwide Research Resource section site up to date, we would appreciate your contributions through notification of any new or dead research links. To make editing easier, when sending information we will need to know what page is being referred to.

David MacLennan
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada