Tracing Your Ancestor in the Highlands of Scotland | Lecture with Graeme MacKenzie

@ East Tennessee History Center
East Tennessee History Center
Monday, October 12, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm


On October 12, Scottish Highland historian and genealogist Graeme Mackenzie will lead a two-hour workshop highlighting records and research tips to trace your Highland Scots ancestor.  Mackenzie is the author of Genealogy in the Gaidhealtachd: Clan and Family History in the Highlands of Scotland and chair of the Association of Highland Clans and Societies.  He has lectured widely on the subject, including in New Zealand and Australia.  In February Mr. Mackenzie addressed an overflow crowd at the East Tennessee History Center and ETHS now welcomes him for a second, more in depth program.   

Mackenzie, a graduate of Cambridge University, has successfully managed many roles, including founding a local music magazine, presenting on BBC Radio, helping to organize the world famous “Cambridge Folk Festival,” and is responsible for a 10-part historical series which looked at national history from a regional perspective.  Mr. Mackenzie now lives in Perth, Scotland and remains active in many organizations and travels the world lecturing on Scottish genealogy.

The program is free and open to the public.  The workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville.  For more information on the program, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824.