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How Do I Find Out Which Clan I Belong To?

Tracing your clan has become a popular task – especially if you’re getting into a kilt in the near future. There are a lot of sites out there to help you trace your clan – generally based on your surname or other surnames within your family.

However which ones are best? Who has the most accurate list of associated names?

Does anyone have any advice on how you would find this out?


  • ananyahananyah Member ✭✭
    I've always wanted to know more about my dad's side of my family as my paternal grandfather died before I was born and paternal grandmother died when I was a child. 

    The problem I have with a lot of websites is that they can end up being rather ££. If anyone knows any free or cheaper websites, that would be great
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  • VisitScotlandMiriamVisitScotlandMiriam Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hi @ananyah,  VisitScotland offers general advice on tracing your ancestors and finding clans, with a range of handy links and centres for further research too. Some do charge, but others are free, Good luck!
    I'm an Edinburgher who works in the VisitScotland Content Team - have you seen our blog?
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