MacGregor

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JANUARY 2017  PLEASE UPDATE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS. If your e-mail address in particular is out of date people who match you genetically can not contact you. Thank you.
Also please give one of the administrators some details of your ancestry for inclusion in this website: it will help you to make connections.

We are still searching for a confirmed male descendant of the Glengyle branch of MacGregors - the branch that included the famous Rob Roy.

Please note that the announcement below applies equally to the equivalent mutation rates on 67 and 111 markers.

CLAN GREGOR ACCEPTS MEMBERS ON THE BASIS OF A DNA SIGNATURE PRESS RELEASE as reported in all the Scottish newspapers, The Times, various weeklies and local radios: THE CLAN GREGOR SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND Comunn Chloinn Ghriogair Founded 1822 – Charity No. SCO 07391 Patron: Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor Bart

Press release June 10th 2007

At the Council meeting held on Friday June 8th 2007, the Clan Gregor Society of Scotland agreed that it will, from this point onwards, accept into full membership of the Society individuals with ANY surname who can show, through DNA testing, that they have a DNA signature which matches, at the accepted degrees of mutational difference, that of the main MacGregor DNA signature. Council has taken this decision in recognition of the fact that, as a result of Clan Gregor’s past turbulent history, individuals were required to assume names which were totally divorced from their actual clan name, and although such name changes were often documented at the time, others were not. The Clan Gregor Society Council recognises that the ancestors of some MacGregors chose not to return to the original clan name for a variety of reasons, and that advances in DNA testing now allows the descendants of such individuals to be identified as belonging to the clan.

In taking this decision the Council is conscious that it is the first Clan Society to promote membership on the basis of a DNA signature and it is to be hoped that other clans will follow this lead. Details: The Clan Gregor Society will admit to full membership of the Society anyone who can show 23 markers out of 25, or, up to 31 (but normally 33) markers out of 37 in common with the main MacGregor DNA profile which is found as kit number 2124 on the Family Tree DNA public website for the Clan Gregor DNA Project [hot links under MacGregor]