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Chief Ruairidh D G MacLennan of MacLennan

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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 project aims to document all Mac/McLennans, their spouses and children – mostly those born before 1900.

The project was“launched” members of the Clan associations at the Worldwide Clan Gathering in July -

To date we have about 28,000 individuals, and quite a lot of supporting documents. We also have a number of Clan histories – books.

The main job is to provide evidence of the relationship between the spouses and children with their parents.  Of course our budget is limited so we hope descendants and other researchers will contribute certificates and citations as evidence of the connections.

You would be most welcome to join one of our Clan associations around the world and contribute to this project. To join an association and access the "Family-sharing" facility - please click here:

We are looking for people to assist with this project and for documents such as birth, marriage and death certificates. PLease complete and forward the form from

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

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We have chosen a single location, GenCircles, where you can upload your ancestor files and store them for free!

Why should I download my files to GenCircles?

By contributing your data, GenCircles helps you to find new relations. As well, every few hours, GenCircles will run, "SmartMatch", which is a search engine on their server to locate any of your ancestors on other GenCircles users' family trees. GenCircles keeps all information about living relatives confidential.

What is a GEDCOM file?

GEDCOM, is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunication, is a specification for exchanging genealogical data between different genealogy software. GEDCOM was developed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as an aid to genealogical research. GenCircles accepts genealogical data in the generic "GEDCOM" format. You can email your GEDCOM file to me at or click here at GenCircles to register and upload your gedcom file(s) yourself.

To help you collect profiles of each of your ancestors, visit our Research Guide at to begin tracing your MacLennan ancestors. If you already have your family data in the commercial program like Family Tree Maker you can save all your data in one OR more GEDCOM files. Click here to find out how. -->

You can also create a GEDCOM file for uploading to GenCircles with most other genealogy programs. Refer to our Beginner's Guide for some comments on alternative programs. Once saved, you can send it to me by emailat or upload it yourself at GenCircles.

If you have any questions about how to load your ancestors to our Clan database, please contact me at the email address below.

I am working with various clan sources to load data held in other forms to the GenCircles database.

David MacLennan
Clan Database Coordinator

This page maintained by David MacLennan