Genealogy in the Gaidhealtachd: Clan and Family History in the Highlands of Scotland

@ The East Tennessee History Center
The East Tennessee History Center
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 12:00pm to Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 12:45pm

Scottish Highland historian and genealogist Graeme Mackenzie will share from his particular insight into the Highland Clans, past and present.  Mackenzie is the author of Genealogy in the Gaidhealtachd: Clan and Family History in the Highlands of Scotland and chair of the Association of Highland Clans and Societies. He has lectured widely on the subject, including in New Zealand and Australia.  Among the many topics he will cover are naming patterns, available records, and practical hints for research.  Mr. Mackenzie will also be signing copies of his book following the lecture.

Mackenzie, a graduate of Cambridge University, has successfully managed many roles, including founding a local music magazine, presenting on BBC Radio, helping to organize the world famous “Cambridge Folk Festival,” and is responsible for a 10-part historical series which looked at national history from a regional perspective.  Mr. Mackenzie now lives in Perth, Scotland and remains active in many organizations and travels the world lecturing on Scottish genealogy.

The program is sponsored by the Harriet Z. Albers Memorial and is free and open to the public.  The lecture will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville.  Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture.  Soft drinks will be available for purchase.  For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824.

Genealogy in the Gaidhealtachd