Do you have Scottish Ancestors or an interest in Scotland? Come Join Us in the Scotland Project!

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The Scotland Project is hard at work improving profiles for our Scottish Ancestors and we would love you to join us!  The Project covers all things Scottish, so no matter what you interests are, there's a team waiting for you!

You'll begin with a journey down our new Tartan Trail (you can learn more about it here) where you'll not only improve and/or learn new skills, but will also meet new people and learn to work within an active, collaborative WikiTree community.  Once you've completed the Tartan Trail, you'll be invited to join other teams within the project that interest you.

Membership Information

If you are new to WikieTree and have not become a full member you will need to upgrade to Wiki Genealogist Level and sign our Honor Code to receive your wiki genealogist badge, which is a necessity for editing profiles.  Full details can also be found on the Scotland Project  home page.  This will also give you a time line of what to expect from the Tartan Trail

To start your journey, post an ANSWER below!

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Jackie Prentice G2G6 Mach 1 (12.2k points)
edited by Jackie Prentice
Hi All I will contact you by private message shortly

My maternal grandmothers older siblings and parents came from Scotland, surname is Roy. My late husband spoke of Scottish ancestors. The names were Stuart and Snyman. I would like to learn more about their history. I would like to trace the history of his family crest.
I am considering myself as much or more Scottish than Irish as well.  Family names; Shannon & Reid, probably from Ayrshire (Kintyre?), and Hay/Hays/Hayes from near Haddington in East Lothian.
Hi Wayne

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Hello, I'm very interested in joining the Scotland Project.  Thru DNA testing, I recently discovered my paternal line actually was unexpectedly from the Maness/Manus surname, from Scotland, and members of Clan Gunn.  I've had a number of DNA tests, and would be happy to assist in any research efforts.
Hi Jim I will answer your question below

Hello! I 'm interested in learning more about my Scottish ancestry. I' m connected with the Stewarts, McDonald's,  Sinclairs, Bruce, Ross,  Gordons,  Moray's, Douglas, Grahams and more

Thank you

Toni Boone Sams
Hi Toni

Sorry for the delay.  I will send you the joining information shortly

I'm interested in joining the scotland project.  Areas of interest are Fife and East Lothian. Born in Paisley, bought up in Glasgow and currently living in East Lothian. Maternal ancestors mainly from East Lothian and Fife, Paternal ancestors from Shetland, Argyll, and Glasgow.
Thank you, Jackie

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i am interested in hiking the tartan trail. please let me know when my name makes it to the top of the list of hikers waiting for a guide.


by William Ross G2G2 (2.1k points)
Hi William

Sorry for the delay and I will forward the trail information to you shortly

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I would like to join the Scotland Project to further my knowledge about my Scottish ancestors.  From Ayrshire their last names are Martin, Osborne, Currie, Murdock, Muir, Gilmour and others.  Also Patrick McDonald that I have not been able to trace back from his birth in Hartford, Connecticut in 1822 to Scotland.  Any help would be appreciated.
by Roger Nilsson G2G Rookie (230 points)
Hi Roger

I will forward the joining information to you shortly

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My ancestors are very firmly rooted in Scotland, especially Ayrshire. My DNA results show I have mainly Scottish and Irish DNA. Only one highlander so far.
I spend a lot of my time collaborating with fellow researchers.

Most commom names in my tree are Boyd, Miller, Anderson, Marshall, Ramsay, Kerr and Currie.
by Karon Bell G2G1 (1.8k points)
Hi Karen

I will send you the joining information shortly

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Hi Jackie, I'd like to join.......researching Clan Limond among others.   Jack
by John Thompson G2G6 Mach 1 (13k points)
Hi John

I will contact you shortly with the joining information

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Greetings all! My mother's paternal side (Lilley) hails from Scotland, and according to several DNA tests I have confirmed my Scottish roots. Would like to do more sleuthing in this regard.
by Michael Warner G2G2 (2.8k points)
Hi Michael

I will contact you shortly with the joining information

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I am a first born USA citizen being my father was born in Aberdeen,Scotland who was naturalized in 1924.  I have visited Scotland three times and finding several second cousin while visiting.  My surnames that I have researched are Ramsay,Innes, MacKenzie,Gibb, Linton.
by Betty Ramsay G2G Crew (890 points)
Hi Betty

I will contact you with the joining information

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I desire to join the Scotland Project and Scottish Clans Project.  My first cut biography is provided as Grant-15788.  I am a member of Clan Grant and Clan Wallace Societies.

Paul Dallas Grant
by Paul Dallas Grant G2G Crew (440 points)
Hi Paul

I will contact you with the joining information shortly

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Hi Jackie,

Recently, I am mostly (there is so much) interested in the Y-DNA of the Lords (Earls, Dukes etc.) of the Hamilton Family in Scotland, their families, close relations, social interactions, ancestors and descendants. Seems to be some controversy concerning pedigree which I think is interesting, serious, but, well, with possibly a bit of comedy. Many of my great-grandfathers and mothers were from Scotland. Unfortunately, there was a stop put on publishing the ancestry of some of them because of one book and possibly personal wishes and/or opinions.

Michael Hamilton
ago by Michael Hamilton G2G Crew (810 points)
Hi Michael

I will forward the joining information shortly

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I am interested in joining the Scottish Project/Tartan Trail. I’ve been researching in Argyll for 20 years having McMillan, McCallum, Stalker, Morrison, McTavish/Thomson, Fletcher and Campbell roots.
ago by Catherine B G2G Crew (320 points)
Hi Catherine

Apologies for the late reply.  I will send the joining information to you shortly


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