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Galbraith DNA

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About us

The Galbraith DNA Project was created to explore and better define the relationships of the 1500+ past and present members of the Galbraith Clan, a clan which began in 1150 on Loch Lomond. The tests have two main components 1) Y-DNA testing of Males born Galbraith or one of its spelling variants; 2) Autosomal Testing for Females and Males who have a Galbraith in their direct and near-term past, such as a great, great grandmother. Note that detection capability drops off quickly beyond the 3rd great grandparent. Females can arrange to have a male Galbraith relative (father, brother, cousin, uncle, etc.) tested. Those wishing to participate please complete JOIN REQUEST at https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/galbraith/ Our Galbraith DNA project began in the fall of 2003 and thus far, we have had more than 150 participants. These come from all English-speaking countries. We have discovered that: the Galbraith lines are diverse, having multiple early origins with thirteen major DNA groups now discovered; parent countries (Ireland or Scotland predominate) have been found for most groups; many surnames, including those listed, have proven to come from the Galbraith root; several lines have proven connections back to our Clan Chiefs in the 1300s; a few with other surnames (e.g., Brattin, King, and Creel) surprisingly match the Galbraith DNA and through adoption or other events we had a common ancestor. The genealogy and history for all Galbraiths has prospered, not only for our test subjects, but for those with a proven relationship to a participant. We recommend participants purchase through FTDNA an Y-DNA (male) test at the highest number of markers within their means: --the YDNA-37 marker test being the minimum; the Family Finder autosomal test; or for Galbraith males a combination autosomal-Y DNA test. Beside your test results with our analysis and discussion, a participant also is provided a one-year membership in Clan Galbraith. If qualified, please join us in this exciting endeavor. For further information about Clan Galbraith and its benefits, please visit our website: www.clangalbraith.org