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Baird, Bard, Beaird, Beard, Beird, Biard, Mac an Bhaird, Ward


The book: 'Baird and Beard Families,' by Fermine Baird Catchings, 1918 identified many Scotch Baird families, English Beard families, and Scotch-Irish Baird, Beard and Bard families who lived in America. Since the publication of her book, additional Baird and Beard families living both in America and other parts of the world have been identified and some connections between these families have been established.

The purpose of this project is to scientifically connect families sharing the surname Baird, Beard, and other spelling variants using Y-chromosome microsatellite data. The connections will be based on commonality of haplogroups and their associated haplotypes. Whereas the study will not positively identify your missing Baird or Beard ancestors, it will ultimately provide you with information regarding where you should and should not be searching for them.


A Surname Project traces members of a family that share a common surname. Since surnames are passed down from father to son like the Y-chromosome, this test is for males taking a Y-DNA test. Females do not carry their father's Y-DNA and acquire a new surname by way of marriage, so the tested individual must be a male that wants to check his direct paternal line (father's father's father's...) with a Y-DNA12, Y-DNA37, or Y-DNA67 marker test. Females who would like to check their direct paternal line can have a male relative with this surname order a Y-DNA test. Females can also order an mtDNA test for themselves such as the mtDNA or the mtDNAPlus test and participate in an mtDNA project.

Surnames In This Project

Baird, Bard, Beaird, Beard, Beird, Biard, Ward, Mac an Bhaird

General Fund

Current balance: $0.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Debit $99.00 8/28/2006   Kit 71758 71758 Unknown
Debit $25.00 8/28/2006   Kit 71759 71759 Unknown
Credit $25.00 2/27/2006 Richard A. Bard     Memory Of
Credit $99.00 2/27/2006 Curtis Bard     Unknown

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 3
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 16
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 36
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 22
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 48
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 6
Maternal Ancestor Information 79
mtDNA 57
mtDNA Full Sequence 27
mtDNA Plus 41
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 113
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 8
Total Members 204
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 6
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 16
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 14
Y-DNA Subgroups 12
Y-DNA111 18
Y-DNA12 174
Y-DNA25 118
Y-DNA37 109
Y-DNA67 67