Many Camerons outside Scotland have difficulty tracing their Scottish origins - particularly if they came from humble stock.
I know that I had that difficulty.
Part of the problem has been that little has been spoken of the clearances that took place on the Cameron lands. In fact, many would deny that such clearances even took place. They did take place and to deny it is profoundly disrespectful to the unfortunate souls who were victims of those clearances. They are the ancestors of many of us and we deserve to know the facts of their lives - even if the truth may be harsh.
I have posted a new section on the Wikipedia Clan Cameron page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_Cameron#Highland_Clearances
I hope it will be helpful as a starting point for Camerons living outside Scotland trying to discover how and why they ended up so far from their ancestral home.
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