I have a proud heritage with my family name in Muskegon and i think family is important.
Go to the Grant Clan website and see if you might be related. www.clangrant-us.org
A message from the Chief of Clan Grant:
Ceud Mìle Fàilte!
In the 950 years since our progenitor arrived in Scotland, the history of Clan Grant has been fascinating and varied.
In days gone by, the pressures of the times and difficult lines of communication have meant that too many Clansfolk have lost touch with too much of our heritage as they spread to the far corners of the globe. I am delighted that this medium has already allowed so many more to reconnect with the centre – with their roots – and has made possible the correction of many half-truths.
I take this opportunity to express my appreciation of the work of George H Grant of Tennessee and his late wife Lucille who were principally responsible for the founding of the American Society and to Howard Parsons and C David Grant who kept it going for so long.
In this connection I must express my delight at having had the opportunity to meet with so many American kinsmen and clansmen at the Stone Mountain games in the fall of 2008. You made me feel very welcome. The intricately carved staff you so kindly presented to me will remain a most treasured memento of the visit. I was also particularly delighted that within a hectic program you were able to arrange for me to meet with representatives of our Cherokee kinsmen.
The next two years will be very busy ones for the clan. Both the Homecoming Weekend in Edinburgh in July 2009 and our 3rd International Gathering week based in Strathspey in August 2010 will provide excellent specific opportunities for overseas members of the Clan to pay a visit – and the current exchange rate is an added incentive! I can particularly recommend our 2010 week. I very much hope that as many of you as possible will take advantage of these opportunities to imbue yourselves even more with our lore and to see in what ways you may be able to contribute to the many projects we are anxious to see come to fruition.
In particular I hope that as many as feel able to will consider contributing to the development of Duthil Kirk as the Clan Grant Centre – much work continues to be needed before the potentially excellent facility can function as it might.
Sláinte Mhath and Stand Fast!
Sir James Grant of Grant, Lord Strathspey, Baronet of Nova Scotia
33rd Chief of Grant
Given at Duthil January 2 2009