Tracing your MacLeod Ancestors

Find your roots

Clansfolk gathered at the Migration Wall at Orbost, Skye, during the Clan Parliament in 2018


Whether you’re a MacLeod by blood, by marriage or by choice, the information provided in this section of the Clan MacLeod website will assist you in discovering more about your MacLeod ancestry.

The links under ‘Explore’ on the left should get you started!

What’s the difference between genealogy and family history?  The Society of Genealogists provides this useful distinction:

Genealogy: establishment of a Pedigree by extracting evidence, from valid sources, of how one generation is connected to the next.  In essence, this means the discipline of the construction of a valid family tree.

Family History: a biographical study of a genealogically proven family and of the community and country in which they lived.  In essence, this means the writing of a biography of a series of related ancestors of common genealogy.  Family History incorporates Genealogy.