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'Montgomery of Scotland' Founder Project for Haplogroup J-Z35794
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The Founder of J-Z35794 lived about 1410 give or take 100 years. Based on traditional record and DNA evidence for men with the J-Z35794 Haplogroup, the earliest Founder is likely to be Alexander Montgomery (1305-1388) of Renfrewshire, Scotland and could be as recent as Neil "2nd Laird of Lainshaw" Montgomerie II (1510-1600). The goal of the project is to confirm with DNA and documentary evidence the descendants of the Founder of J-Z35794 and the founders of each subclade downstream of J-Z35794. The project is also exploring relationships to the 26 men with surnames Nyberg, Hunt, Wilson and Canning who share the common upstream Haplogroup J-Z35788. The article "Big Y DNA Testing Results for Montgomery - Many Separate Lineages and One Family Name" from the Clan Montgomery Society International Spring 2021 issue of The Gardien is on the Background page of the project website. See the Links page for profiles of the J-Z35794 Founders (including Lainshaw, Braidstane, Grey Abbey and Blessingborne lines), Montgomery Immigrants in the line, and project member trees. See the FAQ page to see how the Earliest and Latest Founders were identified. Who should apply: 1. Men with Y DNA Haplogroup J-Z35794, J-Z35788, or one of their clades. 2. Men and women who match a Montgomery man with the J-M172 haplogroup on either their Y DNA match list or their Family Finder match list. The project uses tools to document lineages, confirm DNA relationships, and comply with GDPR privacy constraints. Tools at provide more complete autosomal tools for triangulating matches and confirming relationships. The project will provide applicants help registering at WikiTree and GEDmatch to enable the analysis. Please apply if you are willing to register at the free WikiTree and GEDmatch websites. A free Y700 upgrade or test is offered by the Administrator to a direct male descendant of any of the following: Hugh Montgomery b 1727, Ninian Montgomery Jr b 1765, or David Clark Montgomery b 1812 of Lancaster County, South Carolina; or Humphrey Montgomery 1715-1783 of Orange and Burke County, North Carolina.