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.
Twigs to Trees #31 June, 2018
Twigs to Trees
Mary Helen Haines
Hello everyone. Summer has arrived in Texas with all the ensuing heat. I am looking forward to our Annual Members Meeting in September at Estes Park, Colorado where the temperatures will be perfect! I hope to see some of you there and have a chance to meet in person.
The biggest change that has occurred in our MacFarlane DNA project is the new rule that affects privacy. It is a big headache for the administrators because we cannot see your results or matches unless you specifically go to your settings and allow access. This means we can’t help you interpret results or make meaning from your results. So, please, if you haven’t already done so, follow the instructions here:
- Log into your FTDNA personal home page and hover your cursor over your name on the top right hand side. This will create a drop down menu.
- Click on 'Privacy & Sharing', then when the new screen comes up, click on the tab 'Project Preferences'.
- Click on the 'Edit' button for the MacFarlane project.
- Please grant ‘Limited Access’ to everyone.
Also, do this for any other project that you have joined at FTDNA, because all administrators of the projects are in the same boat.
The May 2018 Loch Sloy! is now igitally available
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The April 2018 Loch Sloy! is now digitally available.
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Between April 11th and April 19th, 2017 CMW worked with Calluna Archaeology to investigate what is likely the Alms House built by James MacFarlane in the 1600's. This site was identified as "Site 28" during the 2016 Walkover survey of the Arrochar Parish
An excavation was carried out on a site at Creag a’Phuirt on the west shore of Loch Lomond in 2017. It was thought that this might be an almshouse built by James Macfarlane opposite his house on Island I Vow between 1612 and 1625 to provide for travellers passing through the district. The building proved to be a small, well-built, slightly trapezoidal-shaped structure, with a slate roof, but no obvious entrance or fireplace. The floor consisted of re-deposited loch-side material with water-rolled stones and contained a sherd of late 16th/17th century window glass and a broken sherd of 17th century pottery. Considering its location and date, this structure may well have been the almshouse perhaps comprising two stories, with access from an outer stair. By the mid-19th century the walls had been robbed and the site left ruinous.
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