Project: Scottish Clans

Categories: Scottish Clans Project | Scottish Clans


Welcome to the Scottish Clans Project!


This project is the effort of a group of WikiTree users interested in profiles related to Scottish Clans and related families.

Project members can take primary responsibility for a specific Scottish Clan and work on merging duplicates, cleaning up profiles, adding sources, and removing incorrect information. If there isn't a particular Clan that interests you, you can contribute to any of these tasks on any profiles, especially those that have no Clan manager.

Contents

Goals

Any improvements you can make to the profiles of the Scottish Clans Project are welcome, but here are some specific goals we're working towards:

  • For each person:
    • All duplicates merged into the final profile ID
    • Final ID locked, marking the profile as project protected (must be done by one of the Leaders)
    • Scottish Clan template included on the page
    • All relevant categories are added
    • Parents are correct and documented
    • Biography is cleaned up, free of any GEDCOM junk, Ancestry trees, etc., and ideally has an actual written biography.

When merging always select the lowest correct LNAB. To understand the importance of this please see the page on project protection and the Leader instructions on project protecting and merging.

A good explanation also is The reason behind merges and identifying the lowest numbered profile with the correct last name at birth

Participating Leaders for PPP or other Assistance

Scottish Clans profile_of_week.gif Winners

Scottish Clans
Winning Profile

of the week

Clan Week Profile

Managers

William Wallace

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CLAN WALLACE

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Fourth Week

of October

Mary Hammond

Billy Wallace

?? Donald Munro

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CLAN MUNRO

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Third Week

of December

Trib Triboulet
?? Thomas Tullideph

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ABERDEEN DISTRICT

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Third Week

of May 2014

Christine Searle


We have had winning profiles from our Scottish Clan members that were not Scottish Clan profiles

Rhian Geleick

Thomas Rueben Whitfield Burn

Winning Profile Third week of November 2013

Eric Daly

Daniel Joseph Daly

Winning Profile First Week of December 2013

Eric Daly and Terry Wright

Ellen Quinn Kelly

Winning Profile Third week of January 2014

Eric Daly

Albert Jacka

Winning Profile Fourth week of January 2014


Scottish Clan Project Google Group

See: Google Community for a location for project members and others to comment or raise issues regarding the project. Our G2G location is the best place to post queries regarding research.

Participants scottish_clans.gif

The leaders of this project Terry Wright , Nae X , Billy Wallace and Maria Maxwell

For a full list of participants, see the badge report.

If you would like to be involved in this project, please do the following:

  1. Add scottish_clans to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  2. Add the line [[Category:Scottish Clans Project]] to the text area of your profile page. This will add you to the list of participants on the category page.
  3. Ask one of the Group leaders Terry , Nae , Billy or Maria to award you the Scottish Clans Project Member badge.
  4. Add your name to the list below, along with a note about what you're working on in this project right now.


Our Progress

Beside your name below, please keep track of what you're currently working on for this project. This is both for your own reference, and to aid collaboration amongst the project participants. If you are going to be temporarily inactive in the project (eg. on vacation), please note that here. Thanks!

  • Bertha Craig-Allen - Researching my Craig, Craige and Logan lines.
  • Michael Thomas - Primary interest is my wife's primary line, Murray (Moray), but also have several smaller branches for both of us.
  • Matthew Cates - Researching Clan Cates. They are currently a sept of Clan Keith.
  • Steve C -
  • Eugene Quigley - MacLean and MacDonald lines
  • Michael Ross - Mackintosh and Ross Clans
  • Sir William Arbuthnot - Arbuthnot family
  • Darlene Athey Hill - Glenquaich, Perthshire families of Crerar, Anderson and MacGlashan who were part of the Breadalbane Clearances in the mid-1830s and immigrated to N. Easthope, Perth, Ontario, Canada
  • Keith Baker - Trying to help out with obvious merges (pruning) in several lines as they come up. A descendant of the Munro line and the Forresters.
  • Sheri Sturm - Tracing, gleaning and researching clans Campbell and Livingston (my line.)
  • Terry Wright - Working on the Hamilton,Thompson/MacTavish,Russell,Graham,Ogilvie,Drummond and Dundas Clans (My Family Lines) more than happy to help with any thing else
  • George Maclennan - I will do some work on the basic information for the Maclennan clan for now.
  • Nerrelle MacLennan - currently working on Maclennan lineage, 1700's from Glenshiel, Ross and cromarty, rossshire. Any help appreciated. extensive research in my line, much to offer people of same lineage.
  • Terri Rick Cunningham Clan - Clan Borthwick
  • Maria Maxwell - It's got to be Maxwell (my line.) plus Pollock, Colquhoun, Crichton,Erskine, Forbes, Hay, Home, Kennedy, Kerr, Lindsay, Lyon, Mackenzie, Mar, Montgomery, Preston, Sinclair and Wemyss - with a bit of Sutherland thrown in too !!!
  • R Geleick - The Seton line initially, which may turn out to be my line, then moving back into the Clan Dunbar.
  • Stephen Lapointe- I am working on the Marshall and Gaven (Given) families from Paisley, Renfrewshire and earlier ancestors.
  • Carolyn Ross -
  • Douglas Macfie - Most every thing that is known about Macfie is in the infomation posted check out the official site for those family names related to Macfie
  • Peter Roberts -
  • Ken Broughton - Steele, Hay, and Adam family and of course the Boyd's of Kilmarnock.
  • M Hammond - Wallace Family.(on vacation Oct 5th until 12th)
  • Marianna Campbell - Clan Campbell of Argyll To start with
  • Valerie Kerr - The MacLeod and MacDonald families.
  • William Wallace - (Billy Wallace) -Wallace, Morrison, Cruickshank and Ogg (all name variants included), also reasonably good for Scottish history.
  • Jennifer Dabian -
  • Fiona Legg -
  • Don Manser -
  • Sonja Ratliff - I have a lot of Scottish ancestors: Seton, Forbes, Ramsey, Stewart, Lindsay, Johnson, Williamson, Phillips, Blair, Douglas and many more.
  • Nae X I trace my Scottish heritage back to the 1600s here in America, and that's where it has stopped. Brick wall. Will work on any line, but will focus on Lockhart, aka de Loc Ard.
  • David Macphail -
  • Kim Lane -
  • Donna Creekmore- Clan Rutherford
  • Michael Nayler -
  • Allan Thomas- Clan Robertson, Descendants of William Robertson-3511
  • Vic Watt - I go back to Buchanan on both sides of my family. I am specifically interested in Sinclair, Buchanan, McPhee(Mcfie,McPhie) and McGhie.
  • Mariel Strauss Eschyna de Molle, who was married to Robert Croc and had a daughter Isabelle, all before she married the more famous husband, Walter Fitzallen, High Steward of Scotland.
  • Lori Thompson
  • James Stark I entered a commentary on Clan Rutherford. I also have an extensive genealogy of the clan dating from Gregoyd de Rodieford in 1160.
  • Christine Searle Researching Tilliduff, also Tullideph and numerous other spellings, all going back to 14th century Aberdeenshire.
  • Greg Rose Researching the Rose line.
  • Darlene Scott Kerr - Researching Clan Kerr/Carr.
  • James Troy Young - Researching Clan Young.
  • Robert Dale McAllister - Researching Clan MacAlister. Currently working on McAllisters of the New Boston area.
  • Scott Hendricks - Researching Jameson, Henderson and Enrick (subsequently Hendrick) lines in the Clan Gunn. Also working on Clan Henderson.
  • Barbara Bonanni - Researching Clan Menzies.
  • Adam McQuery - Researching McQuery and MacQuarrie lines from Ireland and Scottland.
  • Michael R. Thomas
  • Lisa Kelsey - Working on adding, merging, and cleaning profiles for the part of the Campbell clan that is in my ancestry.
  • Matt Pryber - Clan Mckinnon and related families
  • Jack Jeffords - Clan Crosbie
  • Chad Kent - Scottish ancestors: Preston, Campbell, McClean, Dryden, McDonald.
  • Rachael Schafer
  • Michelle Brooks
  • Donna Weems- Clan Wemyss
  • Wiley Walters-
  • Gene Adkins - Clan Bruce
  • Alexander Hunter -
  • Elayine McCallum
  • Ron Gragg
  • Rosemary MacLean- particularly interested in Ross ancestry
  • Doug Straiton - Clan Straton/Straiton and a number of surrounding families. Also a particular interest in events surrounding the Macdonald campaign that ended at Harlaw and have developed a list of families that were there.
  • Judy Wardlow - Just found out this week my 16th great grandfather part of Clan Douglas
  • Mary Richardson - found out last year I was related to the Clan Stewart. King Robert II (Stewart) of Scotland is my 18th g grandfather. Also tracing McAlpin ancestor who fled Scotland abt 1745.
  • Darlene Niehaus - Clan Lyon
  • Nanette Graham
  • Alan Boswell - Clan Boswell
  • Timothy Cser
  • Paula Ruehling
  • Fred Wallace - Clan Wallace and any other clan affiliations. Possible connection to English "Spencer" line (Y-dna)

Significant and Famous Scots

Who have profiles on WikiTree - Click on link above to see the full list. Feel free to add to it

General Notes on the Project

For each Family the group has chosen a name and a project participant will become that family's manager (see the list below this section). The family manager is the primary person working on merges for that family.

Hierarchy

Projects

  • Scottish Military History
    • Alternate Battle names need to be entered, within parenthesis after main name.
    • Battle pages need to be set as sub-categories of participating clans and places
  • Scottish Clans, all main clans entered. Clan category pages need editing.
  • Clan_Photos
    • Various Clan Photos of Tartans ,Badges ,Crest,Maps
    • Can be added to Category Page of your Clan
    • I have only added Clans that the Project Members have mentioned
    • If you would like a Clan added to the list just let me know
  • The story of the Saltire
    • The Story of Scotlands St Andews Cross Flag
  • A Glossary of Clan Terms
    • A list of terms used by Scottish Clans and the meaning of
    • Words from the Gaelic (Gàidhlig) language please feel free to add too
    • or improve this page
  • Scottish Clan Map
    • and other Maps of Scotland please feel free to add too or improve
    • this page,these Maps have been added from Wikipedia and Wikimedia
    • commons so there are no copyright issues
  • Photos of Clan Strongholds,Castles and Houses
  • Clan name copied to title
  • Description/Story entered from [1] or [2] links
  • Scottish Clan Glossary??

Project Box

This Template adds the Clan Name and Tartan

Copy and paste the following template into the profile, at the top of the biography section, replacing "Clan Stewart" with your clan's name (be sure to use the exact category name for the clan - see the list) and "Clan Tartans-7.jpg" with the corresponding image for your clan. (Clan Tartans is the free space page for Tartans, where you'll find the file name for the image of your clan's tartan.) If your clan tartan has not yet been added to the list, just let Terry or Maria know (they love making up these templates !!)

{{Scottish Clans
| clan = Clan Stewart
| tartan = Clan Tartans-7.png
}}

NOTE: If you save the tartan, you can upload it to the profile and mark it as a "Background" photo and it really dresses up the profile. If you want to see what one looks like see: Captain James Lockhart

Adding the template will categorise profiles into the proper clan category.

Related Internal websites

Project Resource Page This is an experiment. If it works, we will remove the resources from this page and transfer them to the Resource Page.

Category: Peerage of Scotland This has links for categories that should be added to clan profiles if appropriate. Pre 1770.

Category: Peerage of the United Kingdom This replaced the Peerage of Scotland and Great Britain after 1801.

Category: Scottish Clan Style Guide This explains the hierarchy of categories for the Clan Project.

Related External websites

Thanks to

Billy Wallace

for the link to most of these Websites


Clan Specific Resources

Clan Chiefs

Individual Clans

  • Scottish Clans and Septs - Over time, many septs have become clans in their own right and, in the political turmoil that Scotland has seen over the centuries, many others came to be related to more than one clan.
  • Whats my Clan - Find out here if your family name is associated with a clan or a tartan. Some names are associated with a district tartan rather than a Clan
  • RampantScotland -Rampant Scotland has histories of a large number of clans and families who have been significant in the making of Scotland. These histories contain links to other sources of useful information including clan/family Web sites

Tartans

  • Whats my Clan - Find out here if your family name is associated with a clan or a tartan. Some names are associated with a district tartan rather than a Clan
  • Scottish Tartans Authority Charity - We maintain the world's largest and most comprehensive tartan database, the most extensive woven tartan archives and an unsurpassed archive of books and documents on tartan and its many strands.

Dictionary

DNA Projects

Help with Documents

  • Scottish Hand Writing - This website offers online tuition in palaeography for historians, genealogists and other researchers who have problems reading manuscript historical records written in Scotland in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.


Historical Society Links

  • RampantScotland -Rampant Scotland has histories of a large number of clans and families who have been significant in the making of Scotland. These histories contain links to other sources of useful information including clan/family Web sites.

History

Immigration Records

Maps

  • Mapco - Great Site for Old Maps

Military

Scottish Military Museums

Money

  • Current Value of Old Money - This site has many links for answering the question "how much would a specified amount of money at a certain period of time be worth today?"

Proverbs, Quotes, and Stories

Region Specific Sources

North America

United Kingdom and Ireland

  • Scotland's People - The official Government site for Births, Marriages, Deaths, Wills and Old Parish Records. Fee by Day Search, Three Month, etc.

Research

  • Historic Scotland Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government and is charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment and promoting its understanding and enjoyment.
  • Electric Scotland This is a fantastic site where links to books, publications, articles. Sources which have been published and are great for research and citation and documentation of facts. Free.
  • Mitchell Library one of the largest public reference libraries in Europe and has great online resources on virtually anything you need.
  • The Scots Peerage : founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom. Free.
  • The Gazateer for Scotland - The Gazetteer for Scotland is a vast geographical encyclopaedia, featuring details of towns, villages, bens and glens from the Scottish Borders to the Northern Isles.
  • Society for One-Place Studies - The vision of this Society is to bring together those like-minded people and provide a platform for members to share good practice, ideas and methodology in one place, as well as promote the research being undertaken on their study area.
  • WeRelate - The World's Largest Genealogy Wiki
  • The Peerage by Darryl Lundy. A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.

Sourcing Citing Documentation

  • Evidenced Explained Facebook Page Elizabeth Shown Mills, a highly credentialed and experienced genealogist, has long been recognized as a leader in setting professional standards in her field, especially regarding sources - why, when and how to source a fact in a family tree.

Family Assignments (by LNAB)

LNABs Managed by Sir William Arbuthnot

Arbuthnot

LNABs Managed by Eugene

MacLean Clan Chiefs, their families and the Cadet (Chieftan) houses.

MacDonald Early Clan Chiefs and their families.


LNABs Managed by Trib and Terri

Munro Clan Chiefs and Barons/Baronets of Foulis, which are also the ancestors of President James Monroe.

LNABs Managed by Terry

Boyd Baron Kilmarnock

Cumming Laird of Badenoch,

Chancellor of Scotland

Drummond Earl of Perth

Chief of Clan Drummond

Dundas Baron Dundas, Earl of Zetland

Earl of Ronaldshay

Graham Marquess of Montrose,Viscount of Dundee

Hamilton The Lairds of Cadzow,Earl of Arran

MacTavish The clan name MacTavish

is an Anglicised form of the Gaelic Mac Tamhais,

which translates to Thomson or Thom(p)son in English

Ogilvy Earls of Airlie,Earls of Seafield

Russell The Russells are Septs of the Cummings Clan

Thompson The Thompsons are Septs of the MacTavish Clan

LNABs Managed by Rhian

Seton

Dunbar

LNABs Managed by Terri R

Cunningham

Borthwick

LNABs Managed by Maria

Maxwell

Colquhoun

Crichton

Erskine

Forbes

Hay

Home

Kennedy

Kerr

Lindsay

Lyon

Mackenzie

Preston

Sinclair

Wemyss

LNABs Managed by Matthew

Cates

LNABs Managed by Michael

Mackintosh

Ross

LNABs Managed by Sheri

Campbell

Livingston

LNABs Managed by Douglas

Macfie

LNABs Managed by Peter

Donnachaidh

LNABs Managed by Ken

Adam

Boyd

Hay

Steele

LNABs Managed by Mary

MacIntyre

Wallace

LNABs Managed by Marianna

Campbell

LNABs Managed by Valerie

MacLeod

MacDonald

LNABs Managed by Billy

Wallace

Cruickshank

Morrison

Ogg

LNABs Managed by Nae X

Lockhart

LNABs Managed by Kim

Stewart

LNABs Managed by Michael

Fergusson

LNABs Managed by Vic

Buchanan

LNABs Managed by Darlene

Kerr

LNABs Managed by Scott

Gunn

Henderson

Scott

Currently Unassigned LNABs

There are more LNABs to come.

Mascot

Bruce William McSpider Thanks to Terry and Billy for a wonderful profile.



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