About the Society

As with many Scottish clan societies, Clan Anderson Society (CAS) was born from a desire of Anderson families to preserve their Scottish heritage. The Clan Society is a means to bring together those who bear the Anderson name, descendants of Andersons through either female or male lines, or those with an interest in the Anderson name. The CAS cultivates a spirit of kinship and pride, and provides information about the history, culture, and activities of Andersons. The Society provides a gathering place for all Andersons at various Highland Gatherings and Games.

Herein lies the best part of membership in Clan Anderson: the Anderson tent provides the opportunity for Anderson descendants to meet with and develop strong friendships with other members, and to become part of an extended family of Andersons who share a common heritage and interest.

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Since a 1973 huddle at the Grandfather Mountain first aid tent, we Andersons have been meeting at nearby Highland Gatherings and Games: meeting with other Anderson descendants, developing strong friendships with other kinsmen and even other Clans and building an extended family across the continents and oceans. Today, we have expanded our website, updated our Facebook group, and have a fledgling presence on Twitter and Instagram. A more in-depth Anderson Clan history can be found here

Currently we have 4 Officers and 3 Board Members. Elections to the board and officers takes place every two years and all paid members may vote and/or serve. To learn more about our governing by-laws and the current board, visit…

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In 1984, the CAS was incorporated in the State of Georgia, United States, and in 1993, the Society requested and achieved 501(c)3 status from the IRS. Membership dues help defray the costs of the newsletter, WE STAND SURE, costs associated with tent sponsorship and the website (past and present).

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5 Comments

  1. Janean Ray

    My brother’s DNA was done to determine our exact surname. There was an illegitimacy in our line and the only clue we had was in the 1850 census our ancestor (great great grandfather) was listed as an Anderson but his mother and infant brother were listed as Crosnoe. He went by Crosnoe the rest of his life. My brother’s DNA match was William Anderson Born: Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland abt. 1827 and Died: Koroit, Victoria, Australia [No 15721] abt 1901. So I’m in search of possibly his brother or uncle that may have come to the United States with sons that ended up in TN or IL.

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    1. admin (Post author)

      Hi Janean,

      We are in the process of getting a volunteer(s) to work on Anderson genealogy. I hope to have at least one volunteer up soon with a direct email and they plan to work through RootsWeb orRootsMagic and they will be taking the histories that people have already built and helping with research.

      Please bear with us and keep an eye out for our Contact Us Page. I’m working on updating our website and neglected to put one of those in. Oops!

      Michelle

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  2. Jean Mann

    Please provide me with a copy of the Clan Anderson Society bylaws. Thank you.

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  3. Craig Anderson

    Just wondering about the site and see where it will take me.

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    1. admin (Post author)

      Hopefully to joining our wonderful Clan! We haven’t had a lot of time to keep the website as updated as I would like but I’m working on that. Real life kind of holds me back sometimes and the website tends to fall to the bottom of the priority list. Despite how it appears on the website, our newsletter has quarterly issues. I hope to get that page straightened out soon with more editions. Keep an eye out and if, in the future, you would like to join the Clan Anderson Society, please get in touch.

      Michelle

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