The Scottish Clans DNA
Project was established in Oct 2001 and published its first Report on
March 1 2002. That report was published in a mailing list (Scot-DNA@rootsweb.com)
created at www.rootsweb.com......(
interesting to read from the standpoint of looking back on history).
The Scottish Clan project
was started to look at the potential interrelationships of the Scottish
Clans. However, it is also obvious that these same results will show
relationships with any other family or group that could have a common
connection by migration due to wars, economic movements, etc.
The current project goals
have broadened a bit to include anyone that has some indication of a
Scottish, Irish, British and even Scandinavians background. The current
study that I'm completing that has looked at other nationalities is very
interesting. The sample base is still small ( 2200 results).... but is on
cusp of being statistically significant.
The Scot-DNA List at
Rootsweb.com is the original list that supports the Scottish Clans (Scot
DNA) Project and all those project managers and participants and
interested parties that want to contribute and receive information
regarding the Original project for all Scottish peoples.
Additionally, there are 7
websites either connected directly or indirectly with this project:
A: www.myfamily.com requires a login
... information is not generally public for protection against spiders
etc-- free ... contains recent news from members, posting, family trees,
and a downloadable copy of the full database. That database includes
FTDNA results, other DNA projects that we co-operate with in
exchanging results and people that have been tested at other projects
but still want their results compared to the FTDNA results ( currently 525
www.brigadoon.net/scottishdna.htm -- no login....information is
public, scope of project and updates.
http://www.scottishdna.net/index.htm -- no login... information is
public, DNA status and tools I also add references here to other general
information on other projects', DNA analysis tools, and other web sites
that provide some really good background on DNA testing etc.
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Scottishdna/index.aspx .. no
login. This contains public information on results of DNA tests This web
site publishes 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.
BTW: The Scottish Clans
project at Family Tree is now in the top ten of all the Family Tree
E: The Scottish DNA project
status reports are also posted at:
(note the 2 underscores _ in the URL) Be sure to combine the full URL :-)
http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/index.htm Nice list of the
status of the Scottish Clans.
information on each of the Clans that do publish information and usually
their current web site.
There also needs to be a
special recognition for the Project Volunteers that have started with us
and stayed with the project for 4 long years.
Lauren Boyd = Administrator
of the Scot-DNA@rootsweb.com
mailing list Charlotte Broun = responsible for the administration of the
myfamily web site Marsha Smith = inputs the constant flow, updates, and
changes of the database.
I have deeply appreciated
the efforts and hours of work that these ladies have contributed to the
success of the project.
BTW: I would appreciate forwarding the status report to the various
message boards and mailing list that you might consider as being
interested in Scottish DNA.
John A Hansen
Scottish Clans Project Admin