Welcome to Clan MacFarlane Worldwide!
If you're like the rest of us you have no doubt found yourself pondering your heritage. Maybe your interest was nurtured as a child or maybe it was just discovered. Either way, we're glad your interest has led you here and we invite you to become part of our worldwide, yet tight, community. Our goals are to educate, share, and take pride in our heritage.
We are MacFarlanes of all spelling variations, McGaws, Spruells, Robbs, Millers, Websters, Weavers, Blacks and many others. Together we form a organization that's kept by the strongest of bonds... family. We answer to the call Loch Sloy, we carry the arms of our forefathers, we preserve the heritage that is so uniquely yours and ours.
It is with your support that the heritage of Clan MacFarlane will continue to thrive for another 800 years. Please join today.
Diaspora - February 2021
After the winter freeze in Texas, as well as internet issues, I am now trying to catch up. So although any excuse is a good excuse, for your reading pleasure (if you are a voting/paymember member of CMW) is the February issue of the Scottish Banner. To get to the link for the article, select the Publications link from the menu above, and then select Diaspora. When you get to the issue you want, the link to the pdf file is below the picture of the latest issue.
Not a member? Please consider joining! Very cheap! Really! Just select the link to Membership from the menu bar above and step through the hoops so you can have unlimited access to a wealth of information from CMW!
Clan MacFarlane Worldwide has participated in several archaeology projects in the MacFarlane homelands in Arrochar Parish in the past few years. Dr. Heather James presented an overview of some of the work and discoveries in a recent speech that can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ReGWQf_CzWc
The formal reports are available here on our website: https://www.clanmacfarlane.org/public_html/clan-macfarlane/archaeology.html
Diaspora - 16 January 2021 - Scottish Banner
The latest issue of the Scottish Banner is now available for our paying members. If you are a paying member, sign in on the website: https://clanmacfarlane.org. then select Publications from the menu --> select Diaspora --> scroll to the bottom to find the link to open the Banner.
If you aren't a paying member of Clan MacFarlane Worldwide, please consider joining us. We are a non-profit. Fees are used for MacFarlane projects such as our muniments or archaeology projects in Scotland. We also sponsore DNA testing for the MacFarlane project, athletes and more. More than worth your $20 (US) for a year of information and connectivity to your MacFarlane roots.
Diaspora - 26 December 2020 CASSOC Newsletter
The latest isssue of the Clans and Scottish Societies of Canada newsletter is now available for our members to read. Please select Publications from the menu above and then Diaspora to find the attached file to open. If you are not a paying member, please consider joining us! Just select Membership from the menu above and follow the links.
TWIGS TO TREES #41 DEC. 2020
Twigs to Trees
Mary Helen Haines
I hope everyone is having a relaxing holiday season this year, since there is very little we can do except relax. I personally have had the opportunity to read many books and watch lots of Netflix movies. We also have been busy with the MacFarlane DNA project and receiving new results as more of our members received the results of their Big Y700 analysis.
In December 2018 and March 2019 I gave updates to our findings in the MacFarlane Project concerning the two largest groups of testers: the R-DF63 group (http://www.ytree.net/DisplayTree.php?blockID=5) and the R-L1335/S530 group (http://www.ytree.net/DisplayTree.php?blockID=9) Today, I will concentrate on the largest groups of testers who have completed the Big Y700 and submitted their results to Alex Williamson’s Big Tree for secondary analysis. Of course, we all would like to understand how these SNPs relate to time periods. The currently accepted rate for a new SNP to appear is at an 82 year average. However, this is just an average and a multitude of things (birth order, age of parent) can cause the 82 year average to be different. For our purposes here, I will use the 82 average and begin with a known mutation that occurred in 1739 AD and work my way backwards in time. These are not absolutes, but at least it is a place to start.