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Scottish Genealogy

Come by and learn how to research your family genealogy, view your family tartan, research your surname, or tour the museum to purchase merchandise.

Scottish Genealogy

The ever popular Genealogy table will be maintained once again by Dick Cardell, a member of the St.
Andrew’s Society of Jacksonville, Florida and several genealogical and historical societies. Dick is on the
speaker’s bureau of the Florida State Genealogical Society and gives talks about Scots, Germans, and
Internet Genealogy. His other major hobby is photography. He wears a Stewart kilt and a Ross name
badge but also researches his wife’s Elliott’s and other border clans.

The Scottish Tartans Museum & Heritage Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation was founded by the Scottish Tartans Society formed in Scotland in 1963 to "Study the origins, history, and development of tartans." The Museum located in Franklin, NC was established to be a center for reliable information on Scottish Highland Dress traditions and to serve the large Scottish-American community as a general Scottish heritage center within the United States to educate about tartans and highland dress, migration and military.

Visitors are invited to view their tartan, research their surname, tour the museum and purchase merchandise ranging from a swatch of tartan fabric to complete outfits for both men and women. Funding comes from gift shop sales, donations and memberships. Come by and learn how to research
your family at their information booth at the games or for more information visit their website or visit the museum at 86 East Main Street Franklin, NC 28734.

Contact them by phone (828) 524-7472 or email at

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