Five Sisters of Kintail, Scotland - MacLennan homeland
Southern Alps near Fairlie
Welcome to Clan MacLennan New Zealand. Our Clan genealogy pages for New Zealand have probably the best coverage of any region in the world – with roots going back to Scotland and elsewhere. The evidence for the work include official record citations, certificates, headstones and much more. We have good coverage of the McLennans who migrated from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to Waipu (and surrounds). Access to the on-line Clan database is available simply by joining the Clan association – please click on “Membership application” on this page.
We attend Highland Gatherings in different parts of NZ, our Facebook page is a place to connect with other Clan members.
A free Clan travel guide is available as an eBook from the Genealogy section of this website – click on “Scotland Travel Guide” – Genealogy
Webinar series – Finding your Scottish Ancestors
Isolation buster! Watch now!
Our Webinar series hosted by Clan Genealogist Bruce McLennan – “Finding Your Scottish Ancestors” were held this year in three time zones:
Australasia – WAIPU ROOM (14:00 Auckland time)
Europe – KINTAIL ROOM (10:00 British time)
Americas – CAPE BRETON ROOM (20:00 Canada Atlantic [Halifax] time)
The meeting topics were:
Using ScotlandsPeople – introduction and a few tips
Introduction to the Clan Records
Tips for using the Clan Records
Extreme migration voyage: Hell Ship
Where did my ancestors live?
Using DNA to find your ancestors
Migrations – North America & Australasia
Everyday life in Alness Parish in the late 1700s
Write your family history!
1700s – Scots invent the modern world (Enlightenment)
All meetings were recorded –
Click: Finding your Scottish Ancestors course videos (clanmaclennan-worldwide.com)
More Zoom meetings are planning for the last Tuesday of each month commencing 26 January 2021.
Turakina Highland Games – meet us at our tent – More at www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz
Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo – More at www.paeroahighlandgames.co.nz
- assist clanfolk to better understand their heritage and
- to assist each other to research family ancestors.
NO ONE IS TOO OLD OR TOO YOUNG TO JOIN !!
Clan MacLennan Tartan & Crested Goods for sale:
Visit Ross McClennan’s Scots Corner: www.scotscorner.co.nz
Some New Zealand McLennans:
Professor Ian McLennan – www.otago.ac.nz
Chris McLennan Photography – www.chrismclennanphotography.com
Andrew McLennan – musician, singer, and songwriter – see Clan database records for Andrew McLennan
1 Jan 2020 Waipu Games
26 Jan 2019 – 155th Turakina Highland Games – join us at or tent and parade (More information – www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz/ )
July 2018 – Worldwide Clan Gathering, Inverness, Scotland – 2018 Gathering
28th January 2017 – 153rd Turakina Highland Games – come and meet us at our Clan tent. Join us in the Clans March at 12.30 am. (more at www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz )
11th February 2017, 9am to 9pm – Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo – at the Paeroa Domain – come and meet us at our Clan tent (more at www.paeroahighlandgames.co.nz ) – join us in the Parade at 11.00 am.
30 January 2016 – 152nd Turakina Highland Games – come and meet us at our Clan tent (more at www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz )