Gillespie Y-DNA Project

Rev. George Gillespie b.1613 of Kirkcaldy is NOT the grand daddy of us all !
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JOIN REQUEST REQUIREMENT ~ You MUST have or will immediately purchase a Y-DNA 37, 67 or 111 test for a male GILLESPIE in order to join this project. In your JOIN REQUEST for the "Tell us what you know..." section - please tell us what test you have ordered or plan to order. Also, you MUST provide the full name of your earliest DOCUMENTED male Gillespie ancestor and his date and place of birth/death and the name of his wife. Provide the same information for each male generation down to your Gillespie great-grandparent. Do not send a link to a website or online genealogy. Women interested in their Gillespie line must locate male Gillespie in their family line and ask them to do the Y-DNA test.

If you are a male, who was not born with the Gillespie surname, and have very close YDNA STR matches at 36, 67, 111 markers to Gillespie males in this project, you MUST have a positive SNP test confirming the relationship to that Gillespie family line, prior to being accepted into this project. Most of the Gillespie subgroups have ordered multiple BIGY tests to establish their advanced SNP branch. Please contact Connie McKenzie or Charles Moore for advice.

AUTOSOMAL DNA TESTS ~ We do not accept testees with only an autosomal DNA test known as Family Finder at FTDNA, or the Ancestry or 23&Me data transfer.

MITOCHONDRIAL DNA TEST ~ We do not accept testees with only a mitochondrial DNA test.

By requesting to join this project you agree to provide the project administrators with documentary proof of your direct Gillespie lineage to your great-grandfather. Y-DNA STR and SNP results and some of your earliest direct line ancestor information will be posted on member pages.

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