Welcome to Clan Cunningham International !

Clan Cunningham International was founded as an organization for all persons of Cunningham descent, regardless of viewpoints, as well as for
persons descending from the District of Cunninghame families, or for those who wish to help promote the proud history of our clan. The
organization has evolved and grown greatly in these few short years and represents Clan Cunningham at Scottish Games and Celtic festivals all over
the United States, Canada, Scotland and New Zealand, just to mention a few. And our presence isn't limited strictly to the US! We now have
members in New Zealand, England, Canada, and Scotland.

Clan Cunningham is a proud member of the Council of Scottish Clans and Associations since 2002.

Chief's Message

Officers of CCI,

Many of you have been kind enough to send me welcoming congratulations on being officially recognised by the Lord Lyon as Chief of the name of Cunninghame. Actually this matter will not be completely ratified until the 23rd January 2014. In one sense it would have been better to have kept the
matter under wraps until then.
I made a promise to those who were at the dinner in Glasgow some three years ago that I would formalise my position as Head of the Family if you so wished. With your encouragement I started making the necessary arrangements to accomplish this. After a few months of preparation I was confident
that the matter would be settled in a further two or three months. However a Respondent appeared and both my lawyers and the Lyon's office had to consider the matter much more rigorously. The matter then dragged on for over two and a half years, took a great deal of my time and I might add,
money. Although I never doubted the outcome, it has been an irksome delay for all of us. For this I apologise, but there was nothing I could do to speed things up. On the 23rd January we will have finality and I greatly hope you will be pleased at that.
In the Western World life has been pretty tough over the last few years, but the economic outlook both in the United States and in Britain seems to be gradually improving. Let us hope that 2014 will be a good and happy year for all of us and for Clan Cunningham International.
I wish you a successful and rewarding New Year. May God bless you all
John Cuninghame"

President's Message

Hello everyone. We are working hard at the meetings to update and improve our newsletter and web-site. I urge you all to participate - you don't have to
be on the Governing Council to submit and propose ideas.Any Council member can be contacted to present your ideas and/or concerns at the next meeting.  Thank you and enjoy the Holidays.   Kelly Cunningham - CCI President 

Photos

View all the photos that we've uploaded to our online gallery by clicking on the link below.

Whats New

Page Buttons
Please note that the button at the top of the page have changed. The "Home" button now has a drop-down that contains the "Announcements" and "Calendar" pages.  Also we now have a page dedicated to "Our Chief", which will contain information about and from the Chief.
Check the "Games" Page regularly so see if we will be Hosting a tent as a Festival or Games near you.
Also the Names button contains a dropdown with the Tartans.

Flowers of the Forest

Ronald Paisley
On February 21, 2015, Ronald Paisley age 72, died in a single car accident. Husband of our "Membership Director" Pat Paisley. Ron and Pat are long time member of the Clan. Our thoughts, hearts and prayers go out to Pat and the family.
We grieve with his passing and celebrate his life with this poem by Rev. James Cunningham.

Arise Lords o' Cunningham in honor clad
Strewn the way with white pedals, ye ladies in plaid
Raise the sword in salute, ye men in red kilt
Blast the horn o' the unicorn shining in gilt

Awake, brother Burns, for your Son has come home!
Tell the Great House of Paisley in elegant poem
Set to verse, whet thy pen, and then so swiftly wield
O' the fame of a Knight of our Clan's eastern shield!

As he rests in peace may there e peace for the rest.

Welcome New members

Bannockburn Live 2014

Pictured from L to R, David Pickens; Alex Salmon, 1st Prime Minister of Scotland; Alex Cunningham.
For more pictures of Bannockburn Live go the "Photos"

Two Must-have Reference Books for Sale by Clan Cunningham International

"A Travel Guide to Clan Cunningham Historical Sites Around the World. Volume One: Scotland" and "The Clan Cunningham History Book", are for sale.

Please click the "Documents" button above for more information.

Calendar

View all the events that we've added to our online calendars here.

Genealogy

We have a new link for those Cunninghams from the Emerald Isle.
www.cunninghamirishclan.com
Ulster Historical Foundation 
Telling the story of the people of Ulster since 1956
North American Lecture Tour 14–30 March 2015As the Foundation’s Executive Director, Fintan Mullan and Research Officer, Gillian Hunt prepare for our annual lecture tour, they are looking forward to meeting many of our members and supporters in venues right across North America.
Along with talks on such topics as Griffith's Valuation, seventeenth century records and estate papers; our colleagues will be making available for browsing and purchase a wide selection of Foundation publications and materials and books from other leading Irish publishers. With titles including the Foundation’s Research Director Dr William Roulston’s classic Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors: The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster 1600-1800 and books on Irish history and language we hope to facilitate everyone’s quest for knowledge.
Below are the details of each of the 14 speaking events, with information on how to register for events with individual host organisations:
Ottawa, ONT, Saturday 14 March (9:00 am to 5:00pm)Programme title: Ulster Historical Foundation Lectures
Location of programme: The Chamber, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean, Ontario
Host organisation: British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO)
Main contact person: Jane Down
Tel: 613-741-1463
Email: down7777@gmail.com
 
Registration Details: Morning session is free. Afternoon session: $10.00
To register please email down7777@gmail.com or Tel: 613-741-1463
Further Details: See website http://www.bifhsgo.ca/eventListings.php?nm=127
 
State College, PA, Sunday 15 March (1:00pm to 4:00pm)Programme title: Finding Your Scotch-Irish Roots
Location of programme: 1st Floor Auditorium at Foxdale Village, 500 East Marylyn Avenue, State College
Host organisation: Centre County Genealogical Society
Registration Details: Prior to Mar. 5th: $40.00 per person
Send your name and registration check (made out to CCGS) to Vicky Droll, 734 McKee St, State College, PA 16803 After Mar. 5th or at the door: $50.00 per person
 
Further details: http://centrecountygenealogy.org/
 
Staunton, VA, Monday 16 March (1:00pm to 5:00pm, 6:30pm to 8:30pm)Programme title: Irish and Scots-Irish Family History Research Workshop
Location of programme: Staunton Public Library, 1 Churchville Ave., Staunton, VA 24401 (2nd floor Meeting Room)
Host organisations: Staunton Public Library, co-sponsored by the Augusta County Genealogical Society
Main contact person: Melissa Davidson Tel: 540-332-3902 Email:davidsonmk@ci.staunton.va.us
Registration Details: To register please email davidsonmk@ci.staunton.va.us
or Tel: 540-332-3902
 
Williamsburg, VA, Tuesday 17 March (10:00am to 2:30pm, 7:00pm to 8:00pm)Host Organisations: Williamsburg Family History Center, Williamsburg Regional Library, and Ford's Colony Genealogy Club
1st session (10:00am to 2:30pm): Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland St., Williamsburg VA 23185 
To register phone: 757.259.4050
2nd session (7:00pm to 8:00pm): Williamsburg Family History Center, 2017 Newman Road, Williamsburg VA 23188
To register phone contact: Lise Embley Mobile: 757-903-5706
For more information:https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Williamsburg_Virginia_Family_History_Center
 
Winchester, VA, Wednesday 18 March (6:00pm to 9:00pm)Programme title: Genealogical Tutorial: Finding your Scots-Irish Ancestors
Location of programme: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley-Reception/Lecture Room Host organisation: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley-Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society
Main contact person: Deborah Hilty, Curator of Education
Tel: 540-662-1473 @ 224 –Office Email: dhilty@themsv.org
Registration Details: MSV & SVGS members $5.00; all others $10.00, pre-register or reserve tickets in advance, visit http://themsv.org/event/finding-your-irish-and-scots-irish-ancestors-practical-genealogical-tutorial or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240.
Any remaining tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m. day of the event.
 
Maryville, TN, Friday 20 March (8:30am to 4:00pm)Programme title: Tracing Your Irish and Scots-Irish Roots
Host organisations: Blount County Public Library & and the Blount County Friends of the Library 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville, TN 37804
Phone: (865) 982-0981 Web site: www.blountlibrary.org
Main contact person: Joan VanSickle Sloan, Community Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (865) 273-1408 or 982-0981
Email: jsloan@blounttn.org
Registration Details: Cost for the workshop is $25, with an option of lunch for an additional $10. Make checks payable to the Blount County Friends of the Library (BCFOL).
The registration form is available on the library website at www.blountlibrary.org or at the Reference Desk.
The registration deadline is Friday, March 6, and money and registration must be at the library by that date. Enrolment is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.
 
Boston, MA, Saturday 21 March (9:00am to 5:00pm)Programme title: Researching Your Irish Ancestors: Strategies for Success
Location of programme: Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
Host organisation: New England Historic Genealogical Society
Main contact person: Ginevra Morse, Director of Education and Online Programs
Mobile: 603-686-6784 Email: gmorse@nehgs.org
Registration Details: http://shop.americanancestors.org/products/researching-your-irish-and-scots-irish-ancestors-strategies-for-success
Other information: Registration includes continental breakfast
 
Fairfield, CT, Sunday 22 March (1:00pm to 5:00pm)Programme title: Researching Irish Ancestry – Maximizing Griffith’s Valuation
Location of programme: Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Avenue, Fairfield, CT 0682
Host organisations: Feile, Inc. and Fréamh Éireann Genealogy Group
Main contact person: John Minehan Tel: 203-293-8090 Email:gacevent@gmail.com
Registration Details: $25 payable to “Feile, Inc.” and sent to: Mary Adams-Arroyo 221 McGrath Court Stratford, CT 06615
 
Pittsburgh, PA, Monday 23 March (10:30am to 4:30pm)Title: Tracing Your Roots in the Emerald Isle: An Irish Genealogy Workshop
Location: Heinz History Center
Host organisations: Heinz History Center & Westmoreland Historical Society
Registration details: Admission: $25 for members, $35 for non-members
As space is limited, please register by calling 412-454-6361 or by visiting
http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/events/irish-genealogy-workshop
 
Green Bay, WI, Wednesday 25 March (5:00pm to 8:30pm)Programme title: The Ulster Plantation: Sources for the 17th Century Families in Ireland (5 – 6:30 pm) AND Records Related to the Different Churches in Ireland (7 – 8:30 pm)
Location of programme: 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI 54301
Host organisation: Brown County Library
Main contact person: Sue Lagerman or Mary Jane Herber
Registration Details: To register please call 920-448-5815
 
Moscow, ID, Friday 27 March (11:30am to 4:00pm)Programme title: Tracing Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors
Location of programme: Best Western Plus University Inn, 1516 Pullman Road, Moscow, ID 83843
Host organisation: Latah County Historical Society
Main contact person: Mary Wack
Tel: Mobile: 509-230-8160 Email: mwack@pull.twcbc.com
Registration Details: To reserve a seat, pre-register online at:http://uhfonthepalouse.com/
Other information: Registration fee of $35 includes lunch and workshop materials. Pre-register online; pay at workshop. Checks payable to Latah County Historical Society.
 
Yakima, WA, Saturday 28 March (8:30am to 4:00pm)Programme title: Researching your Irish Heritage
Location of programme: Mt Olive Lutheran Church 7809 Tieton Drive, Yakima, WA 98908
Host organisation: The Yakima Valley Genealogical Society
Registration Details: Cost: $40.00 per person (includes lunch & handouts)
To download the registration form, please visit http://www.yvgs.net/
 
Oakland, CA, Sunday 29 March (7:30am to 5:00pm)Programme title: Scots-Irish Seminar
Location of programme: Holiday Inn & Suites Oakland Airport, 77 Hegenberger Road, Oakland CA 94621
Host organisation: California Genealogical Society
Main contact person: Tim Cox
Mobile: 415-317-3094 Email: tcox@californiaancestors.org
Registration Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scots-irish-seminar-tickets-15123324270
 
Medford, OR, Monday 30 March (8:30am to 5:00pm)Programme title: Finding Irish and Scots-Irish Roots Seminar
Location of programme: Jackson County Genealogy Library, 3405 So. Pacific Highway, Medford, Or, 97501
Host organisation: Rogue Valley Genealogical Society
Main contact person: Marilyn Ayres, Education Director
Tel: 541-512-2340, (library phone number)
Email: aayres@aol.com
Registration Details: Contact the library or society at: 541-512-2340 or online atwww.rvgslibrary.org for a copy of the day’s schedule and registration form. 
Early bird discount by March 15.