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! Register now!
Please join our monthly Webinars hosted by Clan Genealogist Bruce McLennan – “Finding Your Scottish Ancestors”. The same meetings are being held in three time zones:
Australasia – WAIPU ROOM (14:00 Auckland time = Mid-day Syd/Mel)
Europe – KINTAIL ROOM (10:00 British time)
Americas – CAPE BRETON ROOM (20:00 Canada Atlantic [Hailfax] time)
To attend, you will need to REGISTER and be approved for each meeting. Invitations are sent for each meeting. If you would like to join the meeting, but did not receive an invitation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 2020 meetings were:
16 June 2020 – Using ScotlandsPeople
30 June 2020 – Introduction to the Clan Records
14 July 2020 – Tips for using the Clan Records
28 July 2020 – Where did my ancestors live?
3 August – Extra – Author Talk – Extreme Migration Voyage – Hell Ship
11 August 2020 – Using DNA to find your Scottish Ancestors
25 August 2020 – Migrations – North America & Australasia
29 September 2020 – Everyday life in a Scottish parish in the 1790s
27 October 2020 – Write your Family History!
24 November 2020 – 1700s – Scotland Invents the Modern World
– all of the talks can be watched on www.clanmaclennan-worldwide.com/genealogy/fysa/
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 )