About Us

Nesbitt/Nisbet Society Member Benefits

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The Nesbitt/Nisbet Society of North America, founded in 1983, promotes interest in the rich Nesbitt/Nisbet heritage by providing educational resources for people seeking to learn more about their roots. As a paid member you have full access to our www.ibydeit.org website where you will find history, heraldry and educational information about Nesbitt/Nisbet genealogy. Additional benefits of membership include:

  • Newsletters from both the American Society and the UK Society to keep you updated on upcoming events and to enlighten with interesting stories about past and present Nesbitt/Nisbets.
  • Society Talks from our UK Branch via Zoom with subjects ranging from infamous smugglers to war heroes to member N/N family stores.
  • Regional Representatives who are the voice of the members in their region and communicate information from the Board to them and from their members to the Board. They organize N/N Society Tent Hosts at Scottish Highland Games as well as other social events throughout the US and Canada.
  • Genealogists to assist you with your research. Using FamilyTreeDNA, Our UK Society's genealogist heads up the Society's Y-DNA Project for Nesbitt/Nisbet Families which matches you with others who have similar DNA characteristics.
  • Discussion forums for the N/N Society with a varied range of topics.
  • The John A. Nesbitt Scottish Arts Scholarship which offers financial support up to $1,000 annually for beginning pipers, drummers, Highland dancers, harpists (clarsach) and fiddlers to attend a Scottish Arts program of their choice.
  • The Online Store where you will find great Nesbitt/Nisbet items from hats, shirts, mugs to tartan material.
  • A Member directory which will allow members to contact other members to share genealogy information and stories.
  • Facebook, (Nesbitt Nisbet Society of North America) where you can follow Society activities and keep up to date with the Society's events.

To learn more, check out our non-member section at https://www.ibydeit.org/about.php. Membership is open to all, whether descended from or related to Nesbitts/Nisbets regardless of the spelling. Dues are $25 per year for US and Canada. We hope you enjoy visiting our websites and decide to join.