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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KINTAIL ROOM on-line meeting - Finding your Ancestors with DNA - 11 August - for 9pm NZ - Register Now! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hold that date – FYSA 5 – USING DNA to find your Scottish ancestors – Aug 11

This fifth meeting in our series ‘Finding your Scottish Ancestors’ focuses on DNA.

In the last few years genetic genealogy has seen tremendous change, both in the range of tests available and the level of information that test results can deliver. However, it can all be rather confusing new-comers. Just how useful are DNA tests and are they accurate? What is the best test to take and what can I expect from test results? Is one company better than another?

If you have any question about DNA testing for genealogy then please come along to the webinar which will provide some guidance and seek to answer your questions.

The session will be presented by administrator of the Clan MacLennan DNA Project, Alastair Macdonald. Alasdair is a Teaching Fellow and Lead Tutor in the Department of Genealogical Studies in the Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. His research interests focus on the use of DNA in genealogical research. Alasdair is an administrator of the MacLennan DNA Project and a number of other DNA Projects including the Scottish DNA Project all of which are hosted by Family Tree DNA.

The meetings will be on Tuesday, August 11 for most attendees.
The KINTAIL ROOM meeting will be at the usual time of 10.00am British summer time = 9pm NZ
The CAPE BRETON ROOM meeting will change to 11.00am Halifax time
There will be no WAIPU ROOM meeting – we suggest from NZ to attend the Kintail room meeting at 9pm NZ time

Everyone who has been attending the series Finding your Scottish Ancestors will receive an invitation to register closer to the time.

HOLD THAT DATE!
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WATCH the HELL SHIP trailer

Michael Veitch one-man show of his book “Hell Ship” trailer is available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5Ad8rA7Njc&feature=youtu.be

Hear Michael talk about the true story of the extreme plague ship migration voyage in 1852 - at our SPECIAL Zoom meeting next week:

KINTAIL ROOM Tues 4 Aug at 10am Scotland/ 7pm Melbourne / 9pm NZ
or
CAPE BRETON ROOM Tues 4 Aug at 8pm Halifax NS / Weds 5 Aug at 9am Melbourne / Weds 5 Aug at 11am NZ

You will need to REGISTER beforehand to attend – enquiries to: famhist@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

Book to attend the live streamed performance of the stage show at artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au/Whats_On_-_Buy_Tickets/Hell_Ship_-_The_Journey_of_the_Ticonderoga

A SPECIAL meeting of our on-line series “Finding your Scottish Ancestors”

Clan MacLennan Genealogy
www.clanmaclennan-worldwide.com/genealogy
- includes link to the free e-book: A Guide to MacLennan Places across Scotland
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Extreme Migration Voyage – HELL SHIP – Zoom Author Talk … next Tuesday pm or Wednesday am (NZ time) … REGISTER NOW!

For more than a century and a half, a grim tale has passed down through Michael Veitch's family: the story of the Ticonderoga, a clipper ship that sailed from Liverpool in August 1852, crammed with poor but hopeful emigrants - mostly Scottish. The Boston-built Ticonderoga was an elegant example of the record-breaking, modern clippers. The 1852 Passengers Act and the Highlands and Islands Emigration Society went to great pains to look after the migrants. The new Great Circle Route had shortened the voyage time. Yet one in eight of her passengers were to die.

In his book “HELL SHIP: The true story of the plague ship Ticonderoga”, author Michael Veitch tells the story of his ancestor and how the disaster unfolded.
The book is available from bookshops (ISBN: 9781760877460 ), or by Kindle or as an audio book.
“Every family has a story” – Michael shares his experience in how to collect your family’s story at www.hellshipticonderoga.com

August 4 – KINTAIL ROOM 9.00pm NZ time
August 5 – CAPE BRETON ROOM 11.00am NZ time

See previous post for more details.
If you have been attending our series “Finding your Scottish Ancestors”, you will receive an invitation to register. Before then you might like to read the book!
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Finding your Scottish Ancestors 4 – REGISTER NOW!

The fourth of our fortnightly Webinars “Finding Your Scottish Ancestors 4: Where did my ancestors live?” will be on Tuesday, July 28. This meeting aims to help you to understand what it was like where your ancestors lived. To attend, you will need to REGISTER and be approved. You might choose to attend the KINTAIL ROOM meeting, or the CAPE BRETON ROOM meeting if the times suit better.

The same meeting will be held in three time zones:
Australasia – WAIPU ROOM (2.00pm NZ time)
Europe – KINTAIL ROOM (10:00 British Summer time) 9.00pm NZ
Americas – CAPE BRETON ROOM (19:55 Canada Atlantic [Halifax] Daylight time) 10.55am Weds 29th in NZ

Only those who REGISTER will be able to enter the meeting room. If you have not yet received an invitation, but would like to attend, please email famhist@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com for your personal invitation.

ASK A COUSIN OR FRIEND
If you know of anyone else who might like to be invited, please let us have their name and email address so we can send them a SEPARATE invitation.

BONUS
Plan to join the meeting TEN MINUTES EARLY for the “pre-show entertainment” slides.
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Extreme Migration Voyage – HELL SHIP – Zoom AUTHOR TALK meeting coming up
Hold that date – NZ time: 9pm 4th Aug OR 11am 5th Aug

For more than a century and a half, a grim tale has passed down through Michael Veitch's family: the story of the Ticonderoga, a clipper ship that sailed from Liverpool in August 1852, crammed with poor but hopeful emigrants - mostly Scottish. The Boston-built Ticonderoga was an elegant example of the record-breaking, modern clippers. The 1852 Passengers Act and the Highlands and Islands Emigration Society went to great pains to look after the migrants. The new Great Circle Route shortened the voyage time. Yet one in eight of her passengers were to die.

In his book “HELL SHIP: The true story of the plague ship Ticonderoga”, author Michael Veitch tells the story of his ancestor and how the disaster unfolded.

The book is available from Book Depository and other bookshops (ISBN: 9781760877460 ), or by Kindle.

“Every family has a story” – Michael shares his experience in how to collect your family’s story at www.hellshipticonderoga.com

If you have been attending our series “Finding your Scottish Ancestors”, you will receive an invitation to register. Before then you might like to read the book!
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Finding your Scottish Ancestors 3 – REGISTER NOW!

The third of our fortnightly Webinars “Finding Your Scottish Ancestors 3: Getting the best out of the Clan Genealogy Records” will be on Tuesday, July 14.

This meeting aims to help you access and take advantage of the extensive Clan Genealogy resources. To attend, you will need to REGISTER and be approved.

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)

Members from NZ might choose to attend the “KINTAIL ROOM” meeting, if the times suit better.

Only those who REGISTER will be able to enter the meeting room. If you have not yet received an invitation, but would like to attend, please email famhist@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com for your personal invitation.

ASK A COUSIN OR FRIEND
If you know of anyone else who might like to be invited, please let us have their name and email address so we can send them a SEPARATE invitation.

BONUS
Plan to join the meeting TEN MINUTES EARLY for the “pre-show entertainment” slides.

SUGGESTED PODCASTS/READING
As preparation for future meetings, you might like to access the following: -
Podcast - History Scotland podcast episode 40 – Auldearn Battlefield and Eilean Donan historyscotland.podbean.com/e/episode-40-auldearn-battlefield-and-eilean-donan/
Podcast - Things We Forgot to Remember - Series 8, The Georgian Facade, Episode 3 - @bbcradio4 www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jqhlw
Book - Hell Ship: The True Story of the Plague Ship Ticonderoga, by Michael Veitch, Allen & Unwin, ISBN 9781760877460
Book - A Dance Called America: The Scottish Highlands, The United States and Canada, by James Hunter, Transworld Publishers, ISBN 9781845965419

Photo: McLennan headstones at the famous Kintail kirkyard (Bruce A McLennan)
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