Clan and Family History in the Scottish Highlands: A  Workshop Featuring Graeme Mackenzie

Clan and Family History in the Scottish Highlands: A Workshop Featuring Graeme Mackenzie

Shannon | 08/31/2015

Clan and Family History in the Scottish Highlands:

A  Workshop Featuring Graeme Mackenzie

Saturday, October 10, 2015

9:45 am – 3:45 pm*


Elizabeth Bradley, Turner Center, Columbus State University

Corner of E. Lindsay Drive and College Drive

Columbus, Georgia 31907


Sponsored by the Muscogee Genealogical Society


*Doors open for registration/ check-in at 9:00 am


On Saturday, October 10, the Muscogee Genealogical Society will host a day-long workshop featuring widely-acclaimed Scottish genealogical speaker Graeme Mackenzie. He will present three separate lectures, along with an hour-long q&a session.

The program begins at 9:45am, preceded by registration/check-in starting at 9:00am. Coffee and donuts will be served before the program; refreshments will also be provided during breaks.  Attendees will enjoy box lunches for their midday meal (price included in registration fee; please mark sandwich preference on registration form).  Early Registration Fee (through October 5) is $40 for MGS Members, $45 for Non-Members; at-the-door registration fee is $45 for MGS Members and $50 for Non Members. 

The workshop will be held in Founders Hall in the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center for Continuing Education on the campus of Columbus State University.  The facility is located at the intersection of East Lindsay Drive and College Drive.  Ample parking is located on the north side of the building. 

Columbus State University is not sponsoring this event and neither supports nor opposes the view expressed therein.


Workshop Schedule

9:00     Registration/Check-In

9:45     Welcome/Introduction

10:00   Lecture No. 1: The History of the Scottish Highlands and Its Clans

11:00   Break

11:15   Lecture No. 2: Clans, Septs and Surnames in the Highlands

12:15   Lunch

1:30     Lecture No. 3: Tracing Your Ancestors in the Highlands 

2:30     Break

2:45     Lecture No. 4: Question and Answer Session

3:45     Conclusion



Our Speaker

Graeme Mackenzie, Chairman of the Association of Highland Clans & Societies (of Scotland), is a professional genealogist with 25 years experience specializing in Highland family and clan history. As the historian and genealogist of Clans MacKenzie and MacMillan he has travelled extensively during the last decade in the USA and Canada, speaking to clan societies, appearing at Highland Games, and lecturing to Scottish interest groups, local history societies and genealogical bodies.       

In the course of his work as a professional genealogist he's collected a considerable amount of information on other Scottish families and names, and is pursuing a particular interest in the nature of the Scottish clan, and the evolution of the so-called “clan system.”

In 2014, Graeme spent a month in New Zealand and Australia on a lecture tour; he will be speaking this fall at the Stone Mountain Highland Games. He has also written extensively on Scottish clans and family history.

Graeme’s website is:

For more information about the seminar, see, or call 706-322-3175.