International Lindsay Surname DNA Project

including all the recognized spellings of the surname
  • 257 members

About us

The International Lindsay Surname DNA Project commenced in June 2001 at the Lindsay International web site ( http://clanlindsay.com/dna_project.htm ) utilizing the testing of the Y-chromosome of the male.  Since that time, the convergence of genetics and genealogy has, without doubt, revolutionized the traditional tried and tested methods previously available to the family historian or the genetic genealogist.  While we are aware the Y-Chromosome DNA will not directly provide us with the names of any of our specific ancestors, it has demonstrated that it can establish, without any doubt, those Lindsay lineages that share a common paternal ancestor some where in the near term past.  This achievement has inserted new life into previously stalled family history studies.

The testing laboratory, Family Tree DNA (FTDNA), based in Houston, Texas, is now the only testing laboratory used by the International Lindsay Surname DNA Project for its Y-chromosome STR marker testing of males.  It is also the primary site for deep ancestry/Y-chromosome SNP marker testing along with mitochondrial and autosomal DNA testing for males and females.

As of June 2015, this FTDNA web site has become the primary venue where all the new Y-chromosome DNA testing and the new Y-chromosome DNA test results for the International Lindsay Surname DNA Project will be displayed.  Past DNA testing, prior to June 2015, will continue to be displayed at the Lindsay International web site.

In the February 2017 time frame, the International Lindsay Surname DNA Project is still going strong with 293 worldwide Y-chromosome DNA participants.

The evolving conclusions currently drawn from the data found in the International Lindsay Surname Haplotype, STR Database can be found in the sub-sections designated as found at the International Lindsay web site found at http://www.clanlindsay.com/dna_test_results.htm