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Clan and Family History in the Scottish Highlands: A Workshop Featuring Graeme Mackenzie
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On Saturday, October 10, the Muscogee Genealogical Society will host a day-long workshop featuring widely-acclaimed Scottish genealogical speaker Graeme Mackenzie. He will present three separate lectures, along with an hour-long q&a session.

The program begins at 9:45 am, preceded by registration/check-in starting at 9:00am. Coffee and pastries will be served before the program; refreshments will also be provided during breaks.  Attendees will enjoy box lunches for their midday meal (price included in registration fee; please mark your sandwich preference on registration form).

The workshop will be held in Founders Hall in the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center for Continuing Education on the campus of Columbus State University.  The facility is located at the intersection of East Lindsay Drive and College Drive.  Ample parking is located on the north side of the building. 

Columbus State University is not sponsoring this event and neither supports nor opposes the view expressed therein.

Workshop Schedule

9:00     Registration/Check-In (Coffee and pastries)

9:45     Welcome/Introduction

10:00           Lecture No. 1: The History of the Scottish Highlands and its Clans
                     Outlines the particular history of the Highlands—often at odds with the rest of

                     Scotland—and the context in which its clans evolved from medieval to modern Times.

11:00           Break (Refreshments)

11:15            Lecture No. 2: Clans, Septs, and Surnames in the Highlands of Scotland
                      Discusses the origins and structure of clans, the varieties of septs, and the

                      slipperiness of Highland surnames—two or three of which might be applied to
                      the same person.

12:15           Lunch.  Box lunches will be served in Founders Hall.

1:30            Lecture No. 3: Tracing Your Ancestors in the Highlands of Scotland
                    Examines the sources for genealogical research in Scotland and how to use

                    them—with particular reference to the Highlands and working with Gaelic
                    names.

2:30     Break (Refreshments)

2:45     Lecture No. 4: Question and Answer Session

3:45     Conclusion

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Our Speaker

 Graeme Mackenzie, Chairman of the Association of Highland Clans & Societies (of Scotland), is a professional genealogist with 25 years experience specializing in Highland family and clan history. As the historian and genealogist of Clans MacKenzie and MacMillan he has traveled extensively during the last decade in the USA and Canada, speaking to clan societies, appearing at Highland Games, and lecturing to Scottish interest groups, local history societies and genealogical bodies.       

In the course of his work as a professional genealogist he’s collected a considerable amount of information on other Scottish families and names, and is pursuing a particular interest in the nature of the Scottish clan, and the evolution of the so-called “clan system.”

In 2014, Graeme spent a month in New Zealand and Australia on a lecture tour; he will be speaking this fall at the Stone Mountain Highland Games. He has also written extensively on Scottish clans and family history.

Graeme’s website is:  http://www.highlandroots.org/

For more information about the seminar call 706-322-3175.

To Register, please see the Registration Form 

 

 

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