Quarter June 2003
From Our Chief
We now have a web site
On this site you can find out more about the MacLennan's past, present
and future. And the links will help you search for ancestors and meet
clan folk around the world - there's probably someone from the clan near
you wherever you live or travel.
Our Clan is steeped in lore and history, the first recorded mention being
The MacLennan family has flourished and we have members of the Clan Association's
in all corners of the world. It is my dearest hope that we can unite MacLennan's
throughout the world in a spirit of respect and co-operation to further
the hopes and aspirations of all members.
The Clan motto of "Dum Spiro Spero" - "While I Breathe, I Hope" is an
inspiration when we may be facing times of adversity and forms the backbone
of the MacLennan approach to triumph.
I hope that you will enjoy having discovered our web site and we welcome
new members to our Clan Association's from all four corners of the globe.
Clan Maclennan USA,
The most exciting happening since our last newsletter is that we now have
an International web site.for Clan Maclennan. This due to the great efforts
of David Jones of the Clan MacLennan Assn USA Inc. as well as efforts
by Bruce McLennan and Max McLennan in Australia and the urging of our
chief. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Scotland, and England are
now linked. Anyone who wants to know what is going on in any of the other
countries or send e-mails or chat can now due it by a flick of the wrist.
the web site can be reached at http://www.clan.maclennan.com.
In other clan business we still have not been successful in finding an
acceptable weaver so we still do not have our bolt of material. Marilyn
Baumeister is still looking for a weaver.
Please look in our web site to see where their will be a clan rep at a
Scottish Highland Game and come see them and join Clan MacLennan
To help reduce mailing costs the clan is trying to compose an e-mail list
to eliminate some postage. If you are reading this it would be very helpful
if you would fill out and forward by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
the following information:
I DO ____
Have an E-Mail Address
My E-Mail Address is
Member _______ Not Member_________
Of Clan Maclennan Ass'n. USA Inc.
A reminder that annual dues for 2003 were due by January 1, 2003.
If you have not paid them it would be appreciated if you would consider
paying them before your 2004 dues become due November 1, 2003. Just
$15.00 will bring you up to date.
M. W. Baumesiter, Treasurer
Willtown Bluff, ADAMS RUN, SC 29246-0360
Message from President
As president I would like to express my and the Clan’s deep appreciation
to David, Bruce and Max for their efforts to put together the Clan MacLennan
international web site. We now have a way to communicate with every Assn
in the world . Not only that, we now can contact the Chief through E-mail
or the chat room when there is a question regarding wear, history, genealogy,
or any other subject, as well as to discuss in the chat room these same
subjects and more with anyone in the world. We will now see just how small
the world has become.
no news available
The Lord Lyon Visits
Stone Mountain Games
It has just been announced that the Lord Lyon, King of Arms, The Rt. Hon.
Robin Orr Blair, LO, WS, will make his first ever appearance in the USA
in his official capacity as guest of honour at the Stone Mountain Games
in Atlanta Georgia on October 18 and 19, 2003.
The Lord Lyon is the sovereign’s ultimate arbiter in all heraldic
matters and is also responsible for determining the Chieftainship of the
The Scottish heraldic Executive is a separate jurisdiction from those
in England and Ireland and, as such, the Court of the Lord Lyon has ,
since 1672 maintained its own record of all coats of arms borne in Scotland.
For Scots with Irish Ancestry one should contact the Lord Lyon in Ulster,
thanks to the FAMILY TREE
Scots In Hawaii
Scots have been coming to Hawaii since the 18th Century. They came
with Capt. Cook. Actually Hawaii’s own Princess Kaliulani was half
Scottish . Her father, Achibald Scott Cleghorn who arrived in Hawaii
in 1851, was born in Edinburgh. He married Princess Miriam likelike,
sister of Queen Lililuokalani and King Kalakaua.
thanks to Honolulu County Genealogical Society
An Internet Scot
If one goes to http://www.live365.com/stations/240319
you can listen to a Celtic Internet Station. The station specializes in
broadcasting to the “ children of the exiles”. The format
is Celtic music with poems and stories from all over the world.
Information for Researchers
The MacLennan Clan recently extended its Web site to reach Clan connections
worldwide. The new site is the result of co-operation between Clan associations
in Scotland, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. You will find it
The site includes a "Beginner's Guide to Family Research" with resource
links to over 6,000 research sites.
Clan MacLennan WorldWide would like to provide a facility by which your
branch of our Clan could be matched up with other researcher's family
trees. GenCircles.com has been selected as a central repository and matching
service for our Clan for this purpose.
GenCircles is a non-profit site that has set up a database allowing family
researchers to match their family history information with all others
who have uploaded their own GEDCOM files to the GenCircles Global Tree.
The "SmartMatching", as it is called, will match any individuals on your
file with others who are in / on the Global Tree database. The great thing
about this program is that it is also interactive, while protecting privacy.
This means that if you are matched you can contact your match to further
share your information if so desired.
There is no cost for using GenCircles. To find out more about the MacLennan
database please visit our page:
We invite you to take advantage of this wonderful facility by loading
your GEDCOM file to GenCircles.
Please pass this message on to anyone else whom you know is interested
in MacLennan family research.
Yours in Kinship,
Clan MacLennan WorldWide Database Coordinator
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Thought for the Quarter
In honour of our fighting troops around the world as well as those who
are still in Iraq, I would like to present you with these two thoughts.
It is the soldier...
It is the soldier not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the
It is the soldier, not the poet , who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the
freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn
Father Dennis Edward O’Brien
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed
and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing
is worth war is much worse.
A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares
about more than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature who has
no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions
of better men than himself.
(comments are welcome)