Our Society's Purpose It is our mission to bring the worldwide Clan Baird back together as a unified family, to support Scotland and Scottish culture, educate others about Scottish life, preserve and restore Clan Baird artifacts and sites in Scotland, protect all things Scottish, as well as encourage others to do the same.
Clan Baird Society Worldwide (originally Baird Family Society), is a non-profit, worldwide organization, which began forming in the late 1960’s and was finally established, with the blessing of the Honourable Lord Lyon King of Arms, in 1972. The founders are Frances and Byron Baird of Florida and our Commander’s grandfather, James Ian Baird of Ury and Lochwood, 2nd Viscount Stonehaven and later 12th Earl of Kintore and Chief of Clan Keith. The Earl of Kintore and his children have continued to support the Society through the years, as they still do.
Clan Baird Society Worldwide is the
Oldest and Largest
Clan Baird Organization
in the world.
Our Mission “Clan Baird Society Worldwide, Inc. is an organization of Clan Baird Members, formed exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes; who desire to support the family as a whole and to promote all things Baird, in Scotland and around the world. It is our mission to bring the diasporic Clan Baird together as a unified family; protect all things Scottish, as well as encourage others to do the same; encourage cultural, artistic and historic preservation endeavors; acquire, preserve, restore and act as custodian for Scottish historical records, relics, heirlooms and other chattel in general and those of Clan Baird in particular; educate others about Scottish life; encourage all family members to discover their heritage; help members in need; and promote fellowship whenever we gather with family. Membership is open to any individual who claims heritage with the Baird family or with whom they feel a close and devoted relationship.”
Become a Member of CLAN BAIRD SOCIETY WORLDWIDE
You will learn about the history and heritage of Clan Baird; trace your genealogy with your cousins
around the world; connect with other members in the Clan Baird Community; share your
family stories online; and join with members in events, tours and gatherings.
Clan Baird ENROLLMENT
Commander Baird invites you to join the clan database.
If you were born Bards, Beards, Beardens, Beairds, Barrs, or other similar variant, have become a Baird through marriage or had a Baird parent or grandparent, you are already a clan member and are eligible and encouraged to enroll. We also welcome our Naesmyths, MacWard, Wards, Bayards, Bayrds, Beirds, Bardes, and the many other spellings of the Colonies where we were sent at differing times and after different Risings and Wars.
It is our mission to bring the worldwide Clan Baird
back together as a unified family.