News from the
We now have a web site
On this site you can find out more about the MacLennan's past, present and
future. And the links will help you search for ancestors and meet clan
folk around the world - there's probably someone from the clan near you
wherever you live or travel.
Our Clan is steeped in lore and history, the first recorded mention being
The MacLennan family has flourished and we have members of the Clan
Association's in all corners of the world. It is my dearest hope that we
can unite MacLennan's throughout the world in a spirit of respect and
co-operation to further the hopes and aspirations of all members.
The Clan motto of "Dum Spiro Spero" - "While I Breathe, I Hope" is an
inspiration when we may be facing times of adversity and forms the
backbone of the MacLennan approach to triumph.
I hope that you will enjoy having discovered our web site and we welcome
new members to our Clan Association's from all four corners of the globe.
Clan Maclennan Usa, Inc.
The most exciting happening since our last newsletter is that we now have
an International web site for Clan Maclennan. This due to the great
efforts of David Jones of the Clan MacLennan Assn USA Inc. as well as
efforts by Bruce McLennan and Max McLennan in Australia and the urging of
our chief. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Scotland, and England are now
linked. Anyone who wants to know what is going on in any of the other
countries or send e-mails or chat can now due it by a flick of the wrist.
The web site can be reached at
In other clan business we still have not been successful in finding an
acceptable weaver so we still do not have our bolt of material. Marilyn
Baumeister is still looking for a weaver.
Please look in our web site to see where their will be a clan rep at a
Scottish Highland Game and come see them and join Clan MacLennan USA Inc
To help reduce mailing costs the clan is trying to compose an e-mail list
to eliminate some postage. If you are reading this it would be very
helpful if you would fill out and forward by e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org the following
I Have an E-Mail Address
My E-Mail Address is
Member _______ Not Member_________
Of Clan Maclennan Ass'n. Usa Inc.
A reminder that annual dues for 2003 were due by January 1, 2003. If you
have not paid them it would be appreciated if you would consider paying
them beforeĀ your 2004 dues become due November 1, 003. Just $15.00 will
bring you up to date.
M. W. Baumesiter, Treasurer
Willtown Bluff, ADAMS RUN, SC 29246-0360
Message from the President
As president I would like to express my and the Clan's deep appreciation
to David, Bruce and Max for their efforts to put together the Clan
MacLennan international web site. We now have a way to communicate with
every Assn in the world . Not only that, we now can contact the Chief
through E-mail or the chat room when there is a question regarding wear,
history, genealogy, or any other subject, as well as to discuss in the
chat room these same subjects and more with anyone in the world. We will
now see just how small the world has become.
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Scots in Hawaii
Scots have been coming to Hawaii since the 18th Century. They came with
Capt. Cook. Actually Hawaii's own Princess Kaliulani was half Scottish .
Her father, Achibald Scott Cleghorn who arrived in Hawaii in 1851, was
born in Edinburgh. He married Princess Miriam likelike, sister of Queen
Lililuokalani and King Kalakaua.
International Scottish News
The Lord Lyon Visits Stone Mountain Games
It has just been announced that the Lord Lyon, King of Arms, The Rt. Hon.
Robin Orr Blair, LO, WS, will make his first ever appearance in the USA in
his official capacity as guest of honour at the Stone Mountain Games in
Atlanta Georgia on October 18 and 19, 2003.
The Lord Lyon is the sovereign's ultimate arbiter in all heraldic matters
and is also responsible for determining the Chieftainship of the Scottish
The Scottish heraldic Executive is a separate jurisdiction from those in
England and Ireland and, as such, the Court of the Lord Lyon has , since
1672 maintained its own record of all coats of arms borne in Scotland.
For Scots with Irish Ancestry one should contact the Lord Lyon in Ulster,
thanks to the FAMILY TREE
An Internet Scottish Radio Station
If one goes to
http://www.live365.com/stations/240319 you can listen to a Celtic
Internet Station. The station specializes in broadcasting to the 'children
of the exiles'. The format is Celtic music with poems and stories from all
over the world.
Information for researchers
The MacLennan Clan recently extended its Web site to reach Clan
connections worldwide. The new site is the result of co-operation between
Clan associations in Scotland, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. You
will find it at:
The site includes a "Beginner's Guide to Family Research" with resource
links to over 6,000 research sites.
Clan MacLennan WorldWide would like to provide a facility by which your
branch of our Clan could be matched up with other researcher's family
trees. GenCircles.com has been selected as a central repository and
matching service for our Clan for this purpose.
GenCircles is a non-profit site that has set up a database allowing family
researchers to match their family history information with all others who
have uploaded their own GEDCOM files to the GenCircles Global Tree. The "SmartMatching",
as it is called, will match any individuals on your file with others who
are in / on the Global Tree database. The great thing about this program
is that it is also interactive, while protecting privacy. This means that
if you are matched you can contact your match to further share your
information if so desired.
There is no cost for using GenCircles. To find out more about the
MacLennan database please visit our page:
We invite you to take advantage of this wonderful facility by loading your
GEDCOM file to GenCircles.
Please pass this message on to anyone else whom you know is interested in
MacLennan family research.
Yours in Kinship,
Clan MacLennan WorldWide Database Coordinator
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THOUGHT FOR THE QUARTER
In honour of our fighting troops around the world as well as those who are
still in Iraq, I would like to present you with these two thoughts.
It is the soldier...
It is the soldier not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the
It is the soldier, not the poet , who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and
whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the
Father Dennis Edward O'Brien
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and
degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is
worth war is much worse.
A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares
about more than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature who has
no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of
better men than himself.
(comments are welcome)
Winton D MacLennan