The Society sponsors programs that honor our Scottish heritage and inspire in our members and the general public the pride and spirit of our Scottish ancestors. It seaks to develop a feeling of mutual kinship and support among its members.
The Clan Campbell Society (NA) is non-profit, non-political, and non-sectarian.
Every issue has several historical and genealogical feature articles. A very popular feature is the "Kith and Kin" section. In this section, those conducting genealogical research may submit queries about their ancestry (see Journal for typical format) to the Genealogist for inclusion in the Journal. Material for "Kith & Kin" should be sent to the address for the Genealogist, Dr. Ruby G. Campbell, Ph.D., listed in the front of the Journal.
The JOURNAL is published quarterly and is the main asset of membership in the Society, being distributed without additional charge to all members of the Society.
If you are a descendant of a family of Scottish origin, you can become a Scottish Member of the Society.
Affiliate Membership is available to any person, regardless of ancestral lineage, interested in learning about the culture and history of Scotland and the Clan Campbell.
All three classes of membership have identical rights and privileges except that only those of Campbell or Sept descent may hold elective office.
As this indicates, you can 'belong' to only one Clan, but can belong to more than one Clan Society, the Clan Societies being a part of their clans but not being clans themselves. You are born into (or may adopt) a clan. The clan societies are a means for those interested to become more active in nurturing - and learning about - their heritage in their clan.
The Society welcomes new members of all backgrounds, races, religions and orientations and is open to all who have a constructive interest in nurturing worldwide kinship through their Campbell heritage, whether by birth or adoption.
You will be billed anually provided that you up-date the Data Service (see Journal for address) of any address change, well before any move. If you do not receive your Membership Card within six weeks of applying, contact the Membership Chair whose address is below. Checks should be made payable to the Clan Campbell Society and, for renewing members, should include the CCS(NA) ID number from the top of your Journal label. Please note that in the US, if you move without informing the Data company directly (who print the Journal labels) in good time, your Journal will not be forwarded since it is of a class of mail not forwarded by the US Postal Service. This is not the case in Canada.
Dues Paid for annual memberships cover a full year.
Clan Campbell Society (NA)
118 Eagle Drive
Daphne, AL 36526
See Also: OTHER ASSOCIATED NAMES
|Surnames (SEPTS) of the Clan Campbell|
Most clan 'Sept Lists' were devised not by the Clan Chiefs or historians but by tartan manufacturers. Such Lists are therefore not necessarily either fully accurate historically or complete. However the Lists have been in existence for a number of generations and our Chief has therefore decided that, even where they might be appropriate, names will not be added or deleted. The absence of a name from the List does not therefore mean that a name is not of Clan Campbell. Equally, the presence of a name on the List is in no way intended to mislead those whose family is in fact connected to quite a different kindred. That some names also appear on the 'Sept Lists' of other clans is only to be expected since some having the same 'Mac' name may be of entirely different origins from each other. Only your personal genealogical research (or decision to adopt Clan Campbell as your own) can confirm your connection to Clan Campbell.
"Mac" is the Galic word for son. It is often abbreviated "Mc". The two spellings are interchangeable. Many minor variations exist in the spelling of these sept names; these variations are usually not important.
Source: Diarmid Campbell, Esq., BA Cantab., MLA UCB, FSA (Scot)
Editor Emeritus, The Journal of the Clan Campbell Society (North American)