- To initiate and coordinate Y-DNA testing of all males carrying the name of Carruthers or rooted to the same and link others not carrying the name where the DNA has a match.
- To look at and clarify ancestral divisions within the Clan, based on locality or House, if and when they occur
- To coordinate and assimilate these results with current genealogical data
- To help promote and enhance our Clan history and pedigree in an accurate manner for the benefit of future generations
- To feed into the general database of genetic genealogy, in order to enhance its understanding and improvements