DNA of the Scottish Clans - using genetic genealogy to further your Research
May 01, 2015
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
|Where||Inverness Archive Centre|
|Contact Name||Inverness Science Festival Team|
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Alasdair’s talk will focus on how to use DNA to complement documentary evidence and oral tradition when researching surnames and lineages in the Highlands and Islands. His talk will highlight some recent research findings and the challenges which face research when using DNA evidence. The talk will provide guidance on the best test for specific genealogical questions and how attendees can participate in testing.
Alasdair has been involved in family history research since his late teens and has a particular interest in the Scottish Highlands. He completed his MSc in Genealogical Studies focusing on Scottish baronies in 2011. His research interests include the use of DNA in genealogical research and he is currently researching the origin of male lineages in the British Isles using Y-Chromosomal DNA. Alasdair is the administrator of the Scottish DNA Project and the Flemish in Scotland DNA Project.