Volume 3 coverMacMillan Family History

If your name is MacMillan, McMillan, M’Millan or any other form of this Scottish name, you may want to order the newest addition to this four part series, The Wandering Scots: The McMillans of Ontario,The History of a Family Birchards, McMillans and Rears,Volume III by Edna Manning Laughter.

Volume III traces the immigration of five McMillan siblings as they leave Stranraer, Wigtonshire, Scotland and settle near Newmarket, Ontario.  With the help of the MacMillan clan genealogist/historian, one more generation was discovered. Also examined are the attraction of the military for two of our ancestors, how the Clearances affected their immigration, and the steps that led up to the Battle of Culloden. Straight from his diary, the story of Thomas Elwood McMillan, homesteading in the North Dakota prairie, and his descendants is thoroughly presented as well as the story of his sister, Elizabeth Alma McMillan.  This volume contains colored maps and many pictures and family photos. 

Some Highlights:
  • How MacBeth enters into the MacMillan story
  • Was there a castle in the MacMillan story?  Yes! Where is it?
  • How old is the MacMillan clan?  How did it start and where?
  • Where was the MacMillan clan located in Scotland?
  • What do the MacMillan tartans look like?
  • Did MacMillans fight in any of the famous Scottish battles?
  • Which MacMillan endowed the University of British Columbia and  has a planetarium named after him in Vancouver, B. C.?
  • Who was recently named after an island off the west coast of Scotland?
  • Excerpts from a diary kept for 55 years during the turn of the century
  • Much more history to frame the MacMillan story
  • A large scrapbook of family photos icluding a 5-page picture collage of Elizabeth Alma McMillan created by Sue Rear
  • Name index - see if your family members are listed 
  • Hardbound, 324 pages with many colored maps and endnotes

Look at Volume III: Table of Contents and sample pages

Additions to this volume: Documenting family history is an ever-evolving process. See a list of additions to this volume.

The Wandering Scots…[is] very comprehensive and very interesting too.  Pauline herself comes from the Dumfries/Galloway area, and was interested to be given a clear idea of the 'Rins of Galloway', about which she had only the vaguest of ideas…
George Gordon MacMillan, Clan Chief, Finlaystone, Scotland

Elizabeth Alma’s story will be continued in Volume IV, The Rear Family.

To order this volume (price reduced to sell), contact alonahadams@frontier.com

Get information about the first two volumes on the Birchard Family page.