Clans and Families in Scotland

Dr. Bruce Durie
Apr 8, 2022
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Speaker's Introduction
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The Clan System
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Identification by Surname
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The Clan Acts
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Reinvention from 1782
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Everyone from Scotland is in a Clan, right? Wrong. The Clan was a phenomenon of only certain parts of Scotland, and not the majority. Is your surname associated with a Highland or Borders Clan or a Lowlands Family? If so, what can you do about it?

About the speaker

About the speaker

Dr. Bruce Durie is considered one of Scotland’s top genealogists, with an international reputation. He is perhaps best known for his eight-year BBC radio series, “Digging Up Your Roots” and “A House with A Past”, and he has authored over 3
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  1. AB
    Ann Bennett
    9 months ago

    So enjoyed the replay! Thank you Dr. Durie!

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    Patricia Marsh
    10 months ago

    Wonderful! A taste of how to improve my Family History. Definitely going to add some of the ideas to my research. So exciting. Thank you. Patricia.

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    Traci S. Thysell-McPherson
    10 months ago

    Thank you so much Bruce! I learned so much, but I wish I could sit with you and ask questions. My Daddy walked Skye Castle for the MacPherson clan about 4 years ago now. He was so proud & looked so handsome in his kilt. The first time a MacPherson had represented in 400 years. He just passed at the end of last month at (82 years) & his trip to Scotland was one of the most precious in his life. He was quite proud to be a Scotsman. Thank you also, for the answer about the MacPherson(s) being a clan.

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    Kathryn Barber
    10 months ago

    The presentation was very helpful and extremely interesting. I would have been happy to listen for a couple of hours longer.

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    Nancy R Abish
    10 months ago

    Learned so much about clans and the structure of Scottish society!!

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    Sarah Mundt
    10 months ago

    Great information, clearing up myths or regularly assumed inaccuracies, and how to find your Scottish people. Thanks! Sarah M.

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    Ann Vanderwiel
    10 months ago

    Fantastic, so enlightening and interesting!

  8. DM
    David Moody
    10 months ago

    controversial, but I agree.


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