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Scottish Clans DNA Project
24th September 2007 Update

The Jan 28 2007 update is  posted in the files at on the project web site at  You can request access to this web site by emailing Charlotte Broun at 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 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 results

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 or to Marsha at:    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 Tree DNA:

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: 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.  The web site is available by sending a email to Charlotte Broun at: 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: 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 them.

E. Some New Web Sites of Interest: There are also some new web sites that are of interest.

1:    has some related information on the total project.
                        Another mirror web site is at:  and is also under construction.

2:   has updates on the various Scottish 
           Clans and Families that have active DNA projects as well as updates on our project.
                       ( Note the underscore in the URL )

3:     The web site at    is being revamped to present some analysis tools.
                    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.
           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 and The Scottish DNA  status reports are also at (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 interested.

Best Regards
John A Hansen
Scotttish Clans DNA Project Admin

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