Caithness and Sutherland - Goals

The project aims to:
- promote DNA testing to help individuals further their genealogical research
- help participants make the best use of testing and to make contact with their genetic cousins
- explore the deep ancestral origins of the inhabitants of Caithness and Sutherland
- encourage and support participation in surname, clan, family and haplogroup projects (including the Scottish DNA Project).

DNA links
Scottish DNA Project - http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Scottishdna/default.aspx
                             - http://scottishdna.net/
                             - http://scottishdna.blogspot.co.uk/

Genographic Project (Geno 2) - https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/
International Society for Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) - http://www.isogg.org/
ISOGG wiki (recommended) - http://www.isogg.org/wiki/Wiki_Welcome_Page

DNA - Clan and family
Gunn - http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/gunn/
MacKay - http://www.familytreedna.com/public/MackayDNAproject/
MacLeod - http://www.familytreedna.com/public/ACMS_MacLeod/default.aspx
MacKenzie - http://www.familytreedna.com/public/MacKenzie
Murray - http://www.familytreedna.com/public/murray/
Sinclair - http://www.stclairresearch.com/
Sinclair Z346+ - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sinclair-DNA-Z346/247638732038212
Sutherland - http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Sutherland/

Scottish clan and surname Projects - http://www.familytreedna.com/scottish-clan-list.aspx (This list may not be up to date. Check the link below).
Check to see if you surname has a project - http://www.familytreedna.com/projects.aspx

Family History Societies

Caithness Family History Society - http://www.caithnessfhs.org.uk/
Highland Family History Society - http://www.highlandfamilyhistorysociety.org/
Scottish Association of Family History Societies - http://www.safhs.org.uk/

Useful links
Am Baile - http://www.ambaile.org.uk/
Caithness Archive Centre - https://www.facebook.com/caithnessarchives
Caithness Broch Project - https://www.facebook.com/CaithnessBrochProject
Gaelic and Norse in the Landscape - http://www.snh.org.uk/pdfs/publications/gaelic/gaelicnorseinthelandscape.pdf
Kildonan Clearance Families - https://www.facebook.com/KildonanClearanceFamilies
Highland Archives - http://www.highlandarchives.org.uk/
Timespan, Helmsdale - http://www.timespan.org.uk/category/kildonan-clearances-2013/