Clans DNA Project
24th September 2007 Update
The Jan 28 2007 update is
posted in the files at on the project web site at
http://www.myfamily.com You can
request access to this web site by emailing Charlotte Broun at
email@example.com. This Y DNA database contains over 1800
Y Dna samples. This is a "split screen" version of the Jan 28 2007 Scot
DNA Database. You can remove the split screen by merely going under the
Tabs on the top and remove the splits.
To determine if there is a potential match ...you would merely:
a. Add your specific DNA results in line 16
b. Scroll the screen to each DNA entry to compare the results.
There is also the capability of using the arrows to set a particular group
of test scores in the box and that will then bring up all tests that match
that particular setting. Charlotte Broun gets the credit for this
particular creative method :-). Be careful to note that you are then
rearranging all the results entries so only change one DYS setting at a
time to compare results.
The MtDna database has also been updated as of May 5 2007 with 263 mtDna
Some of you may also have results from other Labs and also want to be
included in this database. You can send your test results to
DNACLANS@brigadoon.net or to
Marsha at: firstname.lastname@example.org
She will then convert to the standard format for the database.
Scottish Clans DNA Project Overview:
There are 5 components to the total Project. You can select any or all of
these items as you wish. There is no requirement for example, to do the
DNA testing in our project. We only provide this service as a means to be
able to have potential contributors obtain the discounts that are
available to all registered Surname and Geographic projects.
A. The testing at Family Tree DNA. If you request the DNA kit through our
project then I get access to the records. Your records are then compared
to the other records and a notice of a match is sent to you
automatically. You can also request to join the Scottish Clans DNA project
from another project so your records are then compared with the other test
results in the Scottish Clans DNA database. Family Tree is now allowing
people to have their results listed in several DNA projects. You can also
click on the link below to begin the process for your DNA test at Family
You may need to enter the
Code R56404 if your browser doesn't send all requested codes. Please look
carefully at the various tests that are available. We are, in general,
recommending the 37 or the new 57 marker test in order to establish more
meaningful results. The 12 and 25 marker test can provide some initial
indications of a negative or non - connection, but is usually too general
to indicate any positive relationships. However, you are welcome to send
in a 12 or 25 marker test for comparison.
There are mtDNA results (263 results) coming in now as well , but it is
still early in that process so there are fewer results to compare to yet.
It is very beneficial to get your results listed for future reference.
B. The mailing list as administered by Lauren Boyd. You would join the
mailing list in the normal way by sending an email to:
SCOT-DNA-Lemail@example.com with the one word: Subscribe in the
body of the message. There is also a wealth of info available (5 years of
research reports and analysis) in these mailing list archives are at
C. The Web site as administered by Charlotte Braun. There are lots of
records, genealogy trees, advices, and misc information. The main database
( 1800 Scottish DNA tests) are available through this web site.
http://www.myfamily.com The web
site is available by sending a email to Charlotte Broun at:
firstname.lastname@example.org subject=Join Web Site> or to
D. You may already have DNA results, or once you get your results and then
want to share in the Main database. The "database" is administered by
Marsha. This is then posted on the private web site for everyone. We do
this since it is only accessed by people we know and not just the general
public ( ala a general web site). You would then merely forward your
results to Marsha at the email address:
email@example.com She will
translate those results into the format that is used in the database.
However, we do not automatically include any records in our database until
the person submits them to Marsha and also gives us permission to publish
E. Some New Web Sites of Interest: There are also some new web sites that
are of interest.
3: The web site at
http://www.scottishdna.net is being revamped to present some
The analysis tools are being installed on the
server this week and should be available starting next week.
4: There is also a web site at Family Tree DNA.
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Scottishdna/index.aspx There are
263 MtDna results and I've activated the locations as well.
There are 901 Y Dna Results posted here as well. You can
also request to join the Family Tree group of the Scottish Clans project
here by merely clicking on the box in the upper left hand corner. This web
site will now publish all DNA test results where the person has been
tested at FamilyTree DNA and authorized the public display of those
records in our Scottish Clans DNA project. There is also one more very
significant benefit. The web site compares the various DNA results and
issues notices to those results that look very close. It also provides a
initial indication of the Haplotype as well.
F: Electric Scotland:
I've also included links to the Scottish Clans and Families at
Electric Scotland. Alastair McIntyre has also graciously allowed us to
provide those links for a general genealogy background on most of the
Scottish Clans & Families. Some of the reports also include an update on
the specific DNA testing programs for those groups. He also publishes a
weekly letter as well that is very timely and interesting ( even sometimes
humorous). Electric Scotland is also publishing the latest status reports
on our project along with other Scottish Surnames and Clans that I find.
There is an Index of Clans and Families http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/index.htm and
http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/clanmenu.htm. The Scottish
DNA status reports are also at
http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/dna_projectndx.htm (Note that
there is an underscore in the URL).
We would also appreciate it very much if you would let other Scottish
Descendants and Clan members know of our group. Please feel free to
forward this posting to anyone (or group) that you think might be
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