Scottish Y-DNA Project

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About us

The project welcomes males who have done yDNA testing and have an unbroken Scottish lineage on their direct paternal (yDNA) line of descent For example - father > grandfather > great-grandfather > great-great-grandfather. The project was originally established as the Scottish Clans DNA Project. The project merged with the Scotland DNA Project in 2012. The project was split into Y-DNA and mtDNA projects in Spring 2016. The Scottish DNA Project has no connection with the defunct company called Scotlandsdna/Britainsdna. If you are interested in using DNA for genealogical purposes and would like to find out about your deeper ancestral origins then first order a Y-DNA kit Project goals • Provide a database of Scottish yDNA test results useful for personal and academic research • Encourage participants to join a surname, clan or family and relevant haplogroup project • Enable participants to identify their ancestral origins and make connections with their genetic kin • Explore interrelationships between clans and families • To provide education and information on genetic genealogy and Scottish family history research Visit our blog for news or information about the project:

We advise all participants to join an appropriate surname, clan, family or haplogroup project as the best way to find genetic matches. The Scottish Y-DNA Project aims to support and promote the best possible participation of these projects.