Normanites Project

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About us

The Normanites Project is open to all who are connected by their common relationship to the saga of the Reverend Norman McLeod and his epic journey from Sutherlandshire in the Scottish Highlands, to Nova Scotia, Canada, and ultimately Waipu, Northland, New Zealand. This project seeks people interested in working together to find their common heritage through sharing of information and DNA testing. All variant name spellings are welcome. If your Surname is missing and should be included, we'll be glad to add it. The preferred DNA test is FamilyFinder so as to include as many people as possible in the project and efficiently find genetic links amongst participants. Participants in the Normanite Project will include Normanite descendants who fall into one of the following four Groups, those who: (1) have a direct Normanite paternal line and a direct Normanite maternal line; (2) have a direct Normanite paternal line but no direct Normanite maternal line; (3) have a direct Normanite maternal line but no direct Normanite paternal line; and (4) related to the Normanites, but not through either a direct maternal or direct paternal line. In the Normanite project, the aim is to combine genetic and genealogical information from participants in all four groups to assist all participants in finding their ancestral roots. To this end, participants are asked to provide genealogical information relating to their Normanite ancestry. The genealogical information for each participant will be posted by kit number. Additionally, participants in the Normanite Project are encouraged to upgrade their DNA testing to include FamilyFinder as the results of this test will best assist participants from all four of the above Groups to find their ancestral roots. A fund has been set up to assist qualified participants in purchasing FamilyFinder and all participants are invited to donate to the fund if they can. To qualify for assistance from the fund, please send a description of your ancestry which shows how you are related to the Normanites (for example, you are a descendant of a Normanite who immigrated to Nova Scotia, Canada or Waipu, New Zealand, or a descendant of a Scottish family with at least one ancestral relative who was a Normanite) and a statement regarding why you are requesting assistance. Visitors since 9 February 2014: Free Hit Counter