Queen Mary Scottish Festival, Long Beach, CA

Feb 14-15, 2009

The Queen Mary

This was our best attended games ever. Everyone had a fabulous time.

Twelve people came who have association with the Shiness, Sutherlandshire branch of the Matheson clan. They discovered that their common ancestor was a Neil Matheson of Oxford, Nova Scotia. Descended from Neil's first wife Christy Campbell are: Russ & Barbara Matheson, their son Russ II and his wife Stacey and granddaughter Ally plus Greg and Vicki Matheson, mother Vivian, daughter Lauren and fiance Juan Carlos. Descended from Neil's second wife Dora Gordon are: Keith and Anne Matheson from Nova Scotia.

Five Lochalsh, Ross-shire Mathesons were there: Bob Matheson, Deputy Chief's Lieutenant - West, sister Ann De Weese, her two sons Jared and Gable and their friend Brooke, plus clan DNA project administrator Alice M. Fairhurst.

The Isle of Lewis Mathesons were represented by Mike Matheson, his father Larry from Utah, and his mother Jennifer. The Matheson/Dunbars were represented by Gordon Matheson.

Two families who have not yet received DNA results also attended: Our drummers, Sally Mathison and son Bret and our athlete, Joshua Mathieson and his wife Kimberly.

Mike, Barbara, Russ & Ally, Greg, Lauren, Bob, Vicki, Stacey, Vivian, Russ II.

Gathering of the Mathesons

Larry, Ann McKenzie Stansbarger, Greg discussing deep DNA ancestry.

Greg Matheson & Alice Fairhurst discuss the DNA project

Josh Mathieson competing.

Mike and mom Jennifer watching the athletic competition.

Nova Scotia Shiness Mathesons Anne and Keith enjoying the Southern California weather at Hollywood & Vine.

Missing the Queen Mary by a few days are Utah Lewis Mathesons Wes, Lois, and Shawn.