Saturday, May 23, 2009
THERE ARE 120 MILLION LIVING DESCENDANTS OF SCOTTISH HIGHLANDERS LIVING AROUND THE GLOBE TODAY - SO MANY STORIES WAITING TO BE TOLD...
There are reportedly 120 million descendants of Scottish Highlanders living around the globe today - so many stories waiting to be told. While I'm predominabtly Scandinavian myself - my father's ancestors emigrated to New Zealand in 1873 from the Baltic Sea island of Gotland in Sweden, my mother's father was of Scots/Irish descent through Australia.
So I did a bit of 'googling research' to find just what relationships my Clark family had with the Scottish Highlanders(the same family as the recent prime minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark 1999-2008). I discovered we are septs or family related to both the Cameron and Macpherson clans; both clans ironically fought against each other at one stage in their history.
If you are also descendants of Scottish Highlanders and would also like to learn about your ancestors:Read