Those of us who have been drawn by the powerful ties of blood into the special, colourful and turbulent history of Scotland have come to believe that visibly enjoying our heritage is a wonderful addition to our lives. The International Clan MacFarlane Society gathering tents are hosted at festivals and Highland games all over the world. This is just one of the many ways we express our “special identity” to visitors & guests – especially to the “Parlanaich” (Gaelic – MacFarlane race). We accept MacFarlanes of every race, creed, orientation, gender, identity and spelling as well as those persons bearing any of the more than sixty surnames associated with our Clan.
Discover Your Roots
When you join the International Clan MacFarlane Society, you will receive a wealth of information and resources that will aid you in your journey to discovering your unique heritage. You will gain access to the members area of this site, be subscribed to our bi-monthly newsletter MacFarlanes’ Lantern and receive a beautiful digital membership certificate to print out at your leisure.
The members’ area of MacFarlane.org is full of information, Clan archives, exclusive content delivered just for YOU!
Joining Our Very Special Family
Much more than that however, you will become part of an international, secular organization with members from many different countries. We feel sure you’ll begin to feel a personal bond grow between you and the many others who have linked their modern day lives with that of yourself and your shared ancestry. This will give you a new perspective on your family and Clan history. It will also keep you informed about what others of the “Parlanaich” are doing around the world.
Connecting You To Your Heritage
We hope you already know your family’s history. Did they leave Scotland or did they remain? Why did they leave? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, then perhaps we can help you discover the truth about your heritage. If you are taking the time to read this, chances are you are of the “Parlanaich.” Be proud of your blood! Remember the men from whom you are descended or in the Gaelic language of your forefathers: “Cuimhnich air na daoine o’n d’thaining thu” Your Ancestors won’t let you down.
Le gach deagh dhurachd,
Michael R. MacFarlane FSAScot
President, International Clan MacFarlane Society, Inc.
Chairman, Clan MacFarlane Charitable Trust | Scotland Scottish Charity #SC032498