Acclaimed Scottish Historian Graeme Mackenzie to visit Kāpiti

The Kāpiti Branch of NZ Society of Genealogists is delighted to be hosting Graeme Mackenzie, Chairman of the Association of Highland Clans and Societies, at the Waikanae Baptist Church Hall, Te Moana Road, Waikanae on Tuesday 5 March 2019.

If you have ever wondered about your Scottish ancestry, don’t miss this opportunity to come and listen to him talk about this fascinating topic and how to research your Highland ancestors.

Graeme’s interest in his own family history began in 1989 and he has since become a professional genealogist, gathering together the histories of the Clan McKenzie and Clan MacMillan and other Scottish families and names. He created “Highland Roots”, a genealogical research service specialising, but not working exclusively in Highland clans and families

Graeme is now pursuing a particular interest in the nature of the Scottish clan and the evolution of the “clan system” and has written extensively and lectures as far afield as North America and Australasia.

In addition to the Kāpiti Branch, Graeme will also speak at the Kilbirnie Branch on Monday 4 March, prior to speaking at Kāpiti on 5 March. The $10 entry fee includes morning tea at 9.45am, talks at 10.30am and 1.00pm, and concluding with afternoon tea.

To Learn about your Scottish Ancestry roots, “Genealogy in the Gaidhealtachd: Clan and Family History in the Highlands of Scotland,” a book authored by Graeme Mackenzie, a professional genealogist and a historian of Scottish clans, can give solid information on finding those roots.

Graeme will be speaking at the ASB Sports Centre, Kilbirnie, on Monday 4th March 2019 commencing 1pm, hosted by NZSG Kilbirnie Branch. Topics: “The Highlands of Scotland, its Clans and their Traditions” and “Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors: An Introduction to Family History in Scotland”.

Then on Tuesday 5th March 2019, NZSG Kāpiti Branch hosts Graeme at Waikanae Baptist Church Hall, Te Moana Rd, Waikanae, commencng with morning tea at 9.45am, presentation starting 10.30am. Topics: 10.30am “Clans, Septs and Surnamesin the Highlands of Scotland” and 1pm “Researching Your Highland Ancestors: Understanding Genealogy in the Gaidhealtachd”. $10 daily entry fee each venue.