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    Mehrtens Tartan

    Matt Newsome has made mention in passing on some of his posts that he designed a family tartan for a German name. That would be me. I'm Welsh decent on my mother's side and I could wear the Thomas of Wales or Williams of Wales tartans. However, I wanted something for my father's side. I haven't found any indication that my father's side of the family is anything but German. Today the mounted certificate arrived from the Scottish Tartan Authority. I'm official! Many thanks to Matt Newsome whose expertise and hard work made this possible for me. I submitted a rather poor tartan example to him and some family history. He in turn presented me with some possibilities which were a vast improvement on what I did. I had the easy and enjoyable job of picking the family's favorite. Matt ordered the material and worked with Wanda McSwain to make my first tank. I don't have a copy of the tartan on this machine, but if interested it can be found by searching number 6878 at the Scottish Tartan Authority. It doesn't come up for me under surname. I'll be wearing it for the first time this weekend at a wedding in Las Vegas. Wedding pics later. Again, many thanks to Matt for another super job.

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    Thumbs up

    Congrats on finding your tartan! Welsh, Germanic, Scotch. Hmmm... WelGerScotch? WelScotGer? X MARKER! I look forward to seeing yer pics!

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    Well congratulations!! Seriously. Matt is an amazing resource as many others on this board have found. Enjoy your new tartan and wear it proudly at the wedding this weekend. Nothing is more better (yes I just said that) than wearing a new family tartan proudly in a public setting. Especially if you are doing it to honor someone at their wedding.

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    Mehrtens tartan

    I think I may know some Mehrtens here in SW Missouri; I believe they supplied some of the "materials" for our Burns Supper Haggis one year when my MIL made it -- they raise sheep.

    But that aside, congratulations on your new tartan!

    Cheers,

    Todd

    ps: I moved this thread to our heraldry and tartans sub-forum.

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    Here is the Mehrtens tartan I designed:


    The Mehrtens were originally from Bavaria, so the Red & Yellow come from the Bavarian livery colors. Red, Yellow, and Black from the German flag.

    Cliff told me that something like 13 of the 14 Mehrtens he could find record of fighting in the Civil War fought for the confederacy, so there is grey for the confederate uniform (I know, I know, it's "butternut") and red(dish orange), blue, and white for the Confederate flag.

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    Nice job

    Well done. Very striking tartan and congratulations. I would also like to recommend Linda Clifford who helped my old team sergeant and i design the U.S. Army Special Forces tartan. It is a lot of fun - a bit expensive - but still a lot of fun and a source of pride. Again, congratulations to you and Matt for a truly striking tartan.

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    Very nice looking tartan!!

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    I think it is a sharp looking tartan. Wear it proudly.

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    Nice work! Good choice for the colors!

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