Scottish Genealogy – Are we a Clan or a Family? And can we have a Chief?

Dr. Bruce Durie
Apr 12, 2024
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Not every Scottish surname is a Clan, despite what your “Clan Society” says. Are there really “Septs”? And how do we go about getting a Chief?

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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 30 books,
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  1. RO
    Ross Oberin
    1 month ago

    A remarkable and thorough discussion of the myths and assumptions perpetuated through the decades concerning Scotland had its history. As a genealogist with ancestors from Derry and the Ilse of Bute, who migrated to Victoria in the 1840’s, Bruce’s presentation was absolutely essential to renew a journey of re-examining much of what has been family “lore” of our beginnings. Thank you Bruce, for the references and hints/tips for us to follow up to get closer to the facts, and to displace assumptions/errors made by so many so-called “experts in the past.

  2. KW
    Kenneth Wright
    2 months ago

    Witty and packed with information.

  3. AW
    Allison Willis
    2 months ago

    Excellent as always!!

  4. KP
    Karen Prytula
    2 months ago

    I was astounded at the amount of Scottish history Mr. Drurie pushed through in such a short time period. He really knows his stuff, and was able to clarify fact from fiction for us, and believe it or not, there is a lot of fiction floating around in Scottish history.

  5. SM
    Simona MacAngus
    2 months ago

    Excellent presentation even if he did pop some of my romantic notions regarding my Scots ancestry!

  6. CC
    Christine Chesters
    2 months ago

    Excellent! I now have a better understanding of clans!

  7. JM
    jennine mcwilliams
    2 months ago

    Well that blew all my preconceived “knowledge” out of the water. Now I can explain a bit more clearly my mums Scottish-Irish DNA to her.

  8. LC
    Linda Curtis
    2 months ago

    Thank you! I saw my Scottish name on one of the pages! Will have to go back and read it all again. Dr. Bruce did a wonderful job of dispelling the myths, etc! Thanks for the reference books at the end also! Great Webinar.


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