Five Sisters of Kintail, Scotland - MacLennan homeland

Southern Alps near Fairlie

Hamilton Caledonian Pipeband wears the MacLennan tartan

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

Upcoming events:

Webinar series – Finding your Scottish Ancestors
Isolation buster! Register now!
The first of our fortnightly Webinars hosted by Clan Genealogist Bruce McLennan – “Finding Your Scottish Ancestors: ScotlandsPeople – introduction and a few tricks” will be on Tuesday 16 June. The same meeting will be held in three time zones:
Australasia WAIPU ROOM (14:00 Auckland time)
Europe KINTAIL ROOM (10:00 British Summer time)
Americas – CAPE BRETON ROOM (19:55 Canada Atlantic Daylight time)
To attend, you will need to REGISTER and be approved for each meeting. Invitations have already been sent out for the first meeting.  If you would like to join the meeting, but did not receive an invitation, please email famhist@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com
Future meetings are:
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?
11 August 2020 – Migrations – North America & Australasia

Saturday 25 January 2020 – 156th Turakina Highland Games – meet us at our tent – More at www.turakinahighlandgames.co.nz

Saturday 8 February 2020 – 27th Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo – meet us at our tent – More at www.paeroahighlandgames.co.nz

15 February 2020 – Wellington Pipe band competition

Join us:

Our aims are to:

  • 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 !!

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Contacts:

General:
Email: info-nz@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

Genealogy:
Email: famhist@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

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.cmphoto.co.nz/

Edward Duncan McLennan – Killed at Gallipoli – see also Clan database record for Edward Duncan

Duncan McLennan and family memorials at Papakura – see also Clan database record for Duncan McLennan 1810-1898

Stewart Bell McLennan – see also Clan database record for Stewart Bell McLennan

Andrew McLennan – musician, singer, and songwriter – see Clan database records for Andrew McLennan

Recent events:

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 )

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5 days ago

Clan MacLennan NZ

FYSA 8 - Write your own FAMILY HISTORY! – REGISTER NOW
Our next Zoom meeting in the series “Finding your Scottish Ancestors” will be on 27 October – the last Tuesday in the month: Write your own Family History! Every family has history. This meeting aims to help you to collect and store your research, Plan and apply style and scope, Draft and review, and to Publish your own family history.
Many examples of family histories by others are available from the “Histories” link on the Clan Genealogy home page – www.clanmaclennan-worldwide.com/genealogy
Meetings will be at the usual times in WAIPU Room (14.00 Auckland time), KINTAIL Room (10.00 Edinburgh), and CAPE BRETON Room (20.00 Halifax NS = 18.00 Chicago). Some places have changed from or to summer time – please check the new time in your zone.
If you have already been attending our “lockdown” Zoom meetings, you will soon receive an invitation to register for this meeting. If you have not been attending already, please write to famhist (at) clanmaclennan-worldwide.com – for your personal invitation.
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2 weeks ago

Clan MacLennan NZ

FYSA 8 - Write your Family History! – HOLD THAT DATE
Our next meeting in the series “Finding your Scottish Ancestors” will be on 27 October – the last Tuesday in the month: Write your own Family History! Including collecting and storing your research, Style and scope, Drafting and reviewing, Publishing your history.
Many examples of family histories by others are available from the “Histories” link on the Clan Genealogy home page – www.clanmaclennan-worldwide.com/genealogy (see image)
Meetings will be at the usual times in WAIPU Room (14.00 Auckland), KINTAIL Room (10.00 Edinburgh = 10pm Auckland), and CAPE BRETON Room (20.00 Halifax NS = 18.00 Chicago). Some places have changed from or to summer time – please check the new time in your zone.
If you have already been attending our “lockdown” meetings FYSA, you will soon receive an invitation to register for this meeting. If you have not been attending already, please write to famhist (at) clanmaclennan-worldwide.com
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3 weeks ago

Fiona Mowlem

Does anyone here be related to know of a Kenneth McLennan. His father was also Kenneth McLennan, and mother Alice (nee Laidlaw) who died about 1915 in Dunedin. The father must have passed away about 1952, in Wellington??? He had a sister Flora McLennan. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Clan MacLennan NZ

FYSA 7 – 1790S EVERYDAY LIFE – Demo of a parish- 29 September – REGISTER NOW to join!

The seventh of our Zoom meetings “Finding your Scottish ancestors” will be on Tuesday, 29 September.

The meeting will demonstrate how to research the life of our ancestors who lived in a particular Scottish parish in the 1790: Topography, crops and other products, lairds, population, minister, education, health, language, transport and other aspects.
Members will be invited to research other parishes for presentation at meetings next year.

All members who have attended previous meetings in our series "Finding your Scottish Ancestors" will have received an invitation.

If you would like to attend for the first time, please email famhist (at) clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

Back to normal times: WAIPU 14.00 NZ time = 12.00 Aust Eastern; KINTAIL 10.00 British Summer; CAPE BRETON 20.00 Halifax NS =18.00 Chicago
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1 month ago

Clan MacLennan NZ

RUGBY NEEDS TO put more pressure on itself to INNOVATE
Today’s Sydney Morning Herald has a long profile of Hamish McLennan, now Chairman of Rugby Australia. Starting as mail boy at an ad agency he learnt the trade quickly and was poached by Young and Rubicon where he rose to become the Australian CEO and Chairman at age 36 and, later, its Global head in New York. In New York he convinced Rupert Murdoch to attend a dinner for his new advertising clients. His next job was as executive vice president Office of the Chairman, News Corporation. Known as “The Hammer”, it is said he is “not afraid at all at making the tough calls”. ID number i63477. Pic Rob Homer. More at www.smh.com.au/business/companies/of-course-he-is-polarising-the-relentless-rise-of-hamish-the-ha...
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1 month ago

Clan MacLennan NZ

FYSA VIDEOS now available
With the completion of the original planned Zoom meetings “Finding your Scottish ancestors”, the video recordings of all seven meetings are now available to watch on our website.
Go to www.clanmaclennan-worldwide.com/genealogy and look for “Finding your Ancestors videos” in the left (dark) menu. Topics include: Using ScotlandsPeople, Using our Clan Records, Where did my ancestors live?, Extreme migration voyage - Hell Ship, Finding your ancestors with DNA, Migrations to North America and Australasia.
Future meetings will be held monthly - on the last Tuesday of the month – commencing 29 September. Members will receive an invitation to REGISTER for the next meeting.
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2 months ago

Clan MacLennan NZ

FYSA 7 - 1790s EVERYDAY LIFE in Alness parish – 29 Sep 2020 – Hold that date!
Finding your Scottish Ancestors Zoom meetings – extended by popular demand!
The next session will be a demonstration of planned future meetings around the theme “1790s everyday life in X parish” – a number of parishes will be chosen for presentations over the next year - for research by group members. This meeting will demonstrate how we can research everyday life in Scotland in the 1790s. Times will continue as previously.
Hold that date!
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2 months ago

Clan MacLennan NZ

Looking for a last-minute Fathers' Day gift?
A DNA kit might be the perfect gift you're looking for!
And, following the recent Zoom meeting, “Finding your Ancestors with DNA” with Alasdair Macdonald, our website now has instructions on how to bring test results from Ancestry, 23andMe and other companies into the “MacLennan DNA Project”. It is in everybody’s interests to have as many of our DNA results all in the one place: MacLENNAN DNA PROJECT – see: www.clanmaclennan-worldwide.com/dna for how to be part of this exciting project.
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