Just a head’s up for the Stone Mountain Festival this weekend... Even if you didn’t make the deadline to register for the reunion doesn’t mean you can’t come, enjoy the games, and mingle with other MacBeans. ... See MoreSee Less
I just received word that Scotcrest will have these mugs and some other products available with Clan MacBean tartan and badges next month. If the response is good enough, they will start producing glasses as well. ... See MoreSee Less
Borrowing one from the Clan Chattan page.... www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKaJuL6Jgv4"The Tigers of Scotland" produced by Leann Gater and narrated by Iain Glen is a North America premiere at the 2018 WCFF in New York City. SYNOPSIS: The Scott... ... See MoreSee Less
I have been a member of my dad's WWII Bomb Group since the late 80s and have become friends with two couples from Holland who have adopted the graves of members from the group who were buried in cemeteries there. One of them recently visited Scotland, and was touring Culloden. I told him about the Clan and he not only visited it and took this picture, he put stones on it in their and my names. Thank you Nico! ... See MoreSee Less
When you request to join one of the Clan related pages, there are questions to answer!. Also, if you are a MacBean, you probably aren't going to find anything of interest in the McElvain sept page because there is no smoking gun connection between the two. It's just that the McElvain sept has traditionally been part of the MacBeans due to Spelling and Pronunciation similarities. ... See MoreSee Less
They will be available for those who don't go to the reunion, but they haven't been produced and a link hasn't been prepared to buy them. Just checking on the response and I'm not surprised that it seems to be quite a hit!
I was wondering about joining Clan MacBean UK as their yearly reunion is in Scotland and wondered if it was bona fide or not. I am not saying they are dishonest but I am erring on the side of caution as so many unofficial groups exist on Facebook and elsewhere.
I like the second one better than the first one.
Is there a link for the clan reunion?
I would love one. But I am in the UK.
Where is the reunion held this time?
Will you be able to order them if you can not make the reunion?
Let me clarify....can’t make the Reunion....but $15 sounds great 👍 for the challenge coin!
I really like the concept and would buy for family members. The first image doesn’t seem to be as artistic as the second image. Since they are two sides to the same coin, may I suggest some refinement of the first image? This is an image I googled.
I also can't get to the reunion, but would be interested in a couple of coins.
Count us in for a couple and we plan to be at the reunion
And if y’all have any left maybe us folks that have to miss the gathering can buy one or two at double the cost!😜
Count me in for 4, will make great Christmas gifts for my siblings that can’t make the reunion. I’ll be there, so looking forward to it!
I would buy some, but I won't be able to attend the reunion.
Looks great I’m sad I can’t attend. I would love to get one.
Oh I would get a few....one for me and two for my boys
I’m in for at least 5 at that price, kids and grand kids.
Is there a link to buy the coins? I need 7
Beautiful. I would love at least one.
I like it and I will be at the Gathering and will buy several.
I have been talking to a representative from www.celticbrave.com/ and he has developed the following designs for Clan MacBean. There is no minimum order required, so everyone can order. The Tartan Ts are $42 and the Roundel T's $19.95. Again, this is not endorsed by the Clan, it is simply another design to go along with others I have shown from other retailers at other times. The Roundel T's come in red or black as two of the options. ... See MoreSee Less
We are up over 2100 likes for the page, but the Clan membership is just over 500 and a lot of them aren't on Facebook. BE A MEMBER! Get a newsletter! Use our Clan Genealogy Department! Have a say in what the organization is doing and take part in our activities! We need Regional Commissioners and members to represent the Clan at events around the nation and the world! Our reunion at Stone Mountain is October 19-21. More info on the Clan MacBean webpage at clanmacbean.org ... See MoreSee Less
An update on the Clan Reunion at Stone Mountain from the Board meeting/telecon last night. It is possible to still register and there are rooms still available at the Reunion Hotel, but our block of rooms with the Clan discount is full. Those signing up from now on will have to pay full price for the hotel. Also, for those attending, entry fees to the games itself were not included in the package because not everyone is going to each day of the games, if at all. ... See MoreSee Less
This is one of the design ideas I've been working on with 4 different companies. In addition to the heartshot Clan Badge, I'm trying to get the name "Clan MacBean" on the front, just to let people know who we are if they don't recognize the tartan. ... See MoreSee Less
I have found four companies that do a tartan t-shirt. Some have black sleeves instead of tartan and some (like the one pictured) don't have quite the tartan variation we like to see. I am talking to them about having a tartan shirt with a heartshot Clan Badge and possibly a large "Clan MacBean" in white old English just to let people know who we are!
There are a few places that have these. I am pursuing the possibility of having them made....
There is one company that does them with a Coats of Arms. I am hoping they could do it with a heart shot Clan Badge.
There are several possible Gaelic origins for this name, but the most likely appears to be 'bheathain', meaning 'lively one'. According to tradition, the ancestor of the Macbains, a noble scion of the...
If you are wondering why Clan MacBean isn't at as many games as you'd like, it's because of we've lost a lot of regional commissioners to the point that half of our regions do not have representation. A regional commissioner, more or less keeps tabs on Scottish events in their area and, where possible, gets the Clan involved. It can be a lonely existance depending on the members in that area. It is always nice to have members come by, especially for setup and takedown of tents at the beginning and end of festivals. Usually there is a parade of clans where you can march and represent the clan. A good quality tent, a table or two, some chairs and a hospitable nature will go a long way. During the Cheyenne and Colorado Springs Festivals, I had a few MacBeans and an occasional McElvain come by. Not everyone is on Facebook, so if we are going to survive and prosper as a Clan, we need to reach out every chance we get. If you are interested in possibly looking into being a regional commissioner, please contact the main office on the website and let us know about it. ... See MoreSee Less
You can save $20 off the cost of the 37, 67, or 111-marker Y-DNA tests (primariily for the males). With the discount, the Y-DNA37 test is $149, the Y-DNA67 test is $248, and the Y-DNA111 test is $339. I (Thomas Bean) highly recommend starting with the 67-marker test, but you can start with the 37-marker test if the cost is an issue. You can then purchase an upgrade at a later time to get to 67 or 111 markers tested, by paying the difference in the cost. ... See MoreSee Less
If you can the Family Tree Y-DNA 67-marker test is probably the best to start. Most of the testers on the Bean Project Page has take the 67-marker test. Less than 67-markers reduces accuracy and more than 67- markers will only help if you match others that have taken the 111-marker test.
I took the 67-marker test and later additional SNP tests to further fine tune the results.
You should email the clan DNA genealogist and he can walk you through the process.
I did 23 & Me also, don't know about any of the other ones.
Thomas Bean will be getting a note off to me tonight about what test to get if your Beans are on the maternal side.
Family tree and my heritage allow you to upload raw data from the others. I did it through ancestry but put my raw data into family tree. I think ancestry still has the largest data base so if you are looking for relatives and matches that is probably still best. May not matter as much if you are just looking for heritage info. it's been a year since I researched so not sure anymore.
Ancestry 1st and then UK based Living DNA
There are a lot of dna tests out there and programs for genealogy. Family Tree and Roots Magic are the ones we need to rally behind to get Clan results.
Just to let you know. I have changed the Clan Badge on the Facebook official Clan MacBean page to that designed by our Clan Chief and available from him on his homepage at McBainofMcBain.com. Cap badge available on the shop page at mcbainofmcbain.com/#capbadges. ... See MoreSee Less
Just to provide you an update from House of Tartan...
There is plenty of Clan MacBean Modern material in stock and for those of you who didn't get in on the lap blanket order, they have done another run of 30. Plenty of time for Christmas gifts and maybe a cool night at the reunion.
There is also some McElvain Ancient material left and enough heavier weight to do a couple kilts. ... See MoreSee Less
I am currently in communication with Scotcrest about the possibility of having them do their coffee mugs and glasses as pictured in Clan MacBean. I was pretty disappointed in the Scot Clan's version of the same. Shown are the Scotcrest coffee mugs and glasses I have been interested in for some time. Unfortunately they haven't done them in Clan MacBean. While they do have plaques with Clan MacBean, they don't do a lot of other products in it. This could open the door. Besides a setup fee, they will requre orders for at least 100. I think it will be a no brainer..... ... See MoreSee Less
Over 1550 people have already seen the post on Alan Bean's death. Considering not all of the 500 or so members of Clan MacBean are on Facebook.... Can you imagine what more we could do as a Clan if all of the people that were members of this page were also members of the Clan organization? ... See MoreSee Less
Go to the Clan webpage under shop and it gives all the payment options.
As the widow of someone with a claim to Clan MacBean...could I become a member of the Clan?
I joined for a year or two. But as I live in Australia I cannot attend any USA events/gatherings.
By being a member of this page I read about the blankets. I bought, told my brother and he bought 5 too.
Got this off the Clan MacKintosh page. The mother of the person that posted it is thinking of making these bears in Clan Chattan tartan as a small business. I suggested making cats instead of bears and in Clan MacBean also, and we'd probably have some MacBeans that would want one. ... See MoreSee Less
Justine Bradford May 4 at 10:04pm · tagAdd Topics ... Hey, all! As most of you know, I am updating and fact-checking our Clan Genealogy and History Book, Volume II for publication next January. Two major lines in this volume are the SC and TN Beans. If you are of the William Bean of Bean's Station, 1st Family of TN lineage and are a member of the Clan, now is the time to jet me your updates and corrections. We are relying on DNA for accuracy and your test results are key. If you are out of William Bean/Naomi Bates of SC, know that DNA has fine-tuned this family and your updating and input is crucial. Email me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. :)) ... See MoreSee Less
A little product review - ScotClans - There is a company, Scotcrest, that has been making Clan mugs and glasses with a tartan ring around the top for quite a while, but not in Clan MacBean. I thought I'd check out the following products from ScotClans. Ordered them and had them within a week from the UK, so it's not like you have to wait a long time to get them. The Clan MacBean tartan does not have much of the blue, so kind of disappointing. The designs have the badges centered on the sides, but not the name underneath and the designs on the glasses are rather transparent. Not bad, but not as good as those Scotcrest china mugs and glasses with the tartan rims if they had a Clan MacBean. Am tempted to see if I could front an order like we did for the lap blankets...... ... See MoreSee Less