Clan MacFarlane Worldwide, Inc.

Helping To Connect You With Your Heritage

Paul Monroe Funkhouser

Some members of the Clan MacFarlane Worldwide may have met my father, Paul Monroe Funkhouser, and traveled with him and my mother, Mary, on a previous Clan MacFarlane trip to Scotland during the period 1998 – 2006. He passed away in October of 2009, but I would like to share some information about him that you may find of interest.

“We need to know where we came from in order to understand where we are going.” This was a constant theme which gave my father the incentive to study history and geography and to delve into family trees, genealogy and heraldry.

My brother, Eric, and I recall that our father spent a good portion of his free time reading, studying and searching for more details about our ancestors and other subjects that interested him.

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Elizabeth Macfarlane

Elizabeth Macfarlane, has passed away at age 93. She was born on March 7, 1918 at Stafford Springs in Connecticut and passed away on April 8, 2011 on Long Island in New York. A graduate of the University of Connecticut in 1939, she received her Masters of Public Health (in Biostatistics) from the University of Michigan's School of Public Health in 1950.

In her retirement she became an energetic genealogist and was the Director of Genealogy for the International Clan MacFarlane Society from 1991 until 2009 and the second, and longest serving, administrator of the MacFarlane DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA.com from 2005 until 2009. She was also a founding member of the Clan MacFarlane Worldwide.

Elizabeth was a warm friend to everyone involved in MacFarlane genealogy for two decades and she will be missed by all of those whose lives she touched. May she rest in peace.

Harold Hodson McFarland

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West Weber – Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend Harold H. McFarland, 90, died January 28, 2011 at home along side his loving family. He was born April 13, 1920 in West Weber to James Earl and Ella Doris Hodson McFarland. He lived his entire life in West Weber. Harold married Marva O. Clark March 19, 1938 in Provo, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple.

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Clan Events Calendar


Cambridge Scottish Festival
Sat Jul 15 through Sat Jul 15


Springfield Highland games and Celtic Festival
Sat Jul 22 through Sat Jul 22


Glengarry Highland Games
Fri Aug 4 through Sat Aug 5


St. Andrew's Society of Detroit Highland games
Fri Aug 4 through Sat Aug 5


The Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival
Sat Aug 5 through Sun Aug 6


Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Fri Aug 11 through Sun Aug 13


152nd Scottish Highland Gathering and Games
Sat Sep 2 through Sun Sep 3


Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival
Thu Sep 7 through Sun Sep 10


Tulsa Scotsfest
Fri Sep 15 through Sun Sep 17


Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games
Sat Sep 16 through Sun Sep 17