The Wishart Surname DNA Project was established in October 2010, to create a database of male Wishart DNA lineages to aid genealogical research. DNA analysis can assist in supporting or refuting the premise that two or more participants descend from a common ancestor. The aims of the project are: - to establish the origins of the Wishart surname. - to determine possible relationships between the known Wishart lines in the British Isles. - to discover how or if these lines are connected to Wisharts in Australia, Canada, United States of America and other regions of the world. - to enable Wisharts not sure of their lineage determine which group they might fit into. - to help individuals connect beyond the paper trail with their Y-DNA cousins.