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

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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 your 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 WikiTree and have not become a full member you will need to upgrade to Wiki Genealogist Level. 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!

Don't forget to add the Scotland tag to your profile page

If you leave a *comment* here instead of an *answer,* your comments will be read and then removed. This thread is only for joining the project, and all other questions should be started on a separate G2G post.

Again, please be certain to *answer* above, not *comment.*

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180 Answers

+9 votes
Researching McAlexanders of Drummochrein, Ayrshire
by Peter Holloway G2G Crew (710 points)
Hi Peter

I will send you the joining information

Jackie
I would like information on how to join in
Andy, I am researching McLeans. Are you too?
Hi Janiece

If you go to the top of the page and click on the ANSWER button I will be able to reply to you properly

Jackie
Hi Janiece

I only go back to my Grandfather as he changed his name to McLean from Yeats, but I do not know why he chose McLean

Andy
I am Scottish I live near Falkirk/ Stirling
+10 votes
I would like to join the Scotland project and have a badge. Ancestors Stewart, Monroe’s, plus

Deb Dumont Eklund
by Deborah Dumont G2G1 (1.8k points)
Hi Deborah

I will send you the joining information

Jackie
+10 votes
Hi!  In the United States I have a lot of information on my maternal side:  Duncans (several branches) and am pursuing my "brick wall" James King on my paternal side, perhaps a Scots/Irish Revolutionary soldier (who probably arrived in 1718). In my proven family line the children's names include Nelson repeatedly and I believe that quite probably the connection is with Nelson (Nillson) who also arrived in 1718 with the Scots/Irish and lived in and around Palmer and Blandford, Massachusetts.  But I'd be thrilled to share with cousins!

Best, Laurie
by Laurie King G2G Crew (870 points)
Hi Laurie

I will send you the joining information

Jackie
+8 votes
Hi, I am interested in joining the Scottish Project as I have Urquhart ancestors in the Ross and Cromarty area.

Phil Urquhart Urquhart-550)
by Phillip Urquhart G2G Crew (440 points)
Hi Phil

I will send you the joining information

Jackie
+9 votes
I wish there were more hours in the day for all I want to do.  I am slowly researching my Scottish ancestors.  My grandfather, John Robertson Kirkwood, was from Scotland.  I will gladly join and try to contribute.
by Janet Cook G2G2 (2.7k points)
Hi Janet

I will send you the joining information

Jackie
+9 votes
I have quite a few Scottish ancestors and 38% Scottish DNA according to ancestry.com.I would like to join the project please.
by Chris Moore G2G2 (2.2k points)
Hi Chris

I will send you the joining information

Jackie
+7 votes
Am interested in Forrest families of southern Scotland:  one Johannes/Johnne Forrest appears to have come as a baby ca 1619 to Edinborough area. Need remarriage of widowed mother ca 1619.to a Forrest (?)....by 1623 a person, not a blood relative, was in control of the boy's inheritance.  Possible source of family dispute ca 1690, when William Forrest was miller of Mashock Mill.   Have been working on this Forrest family a while; have y-DNA results in FTDNA Forrest project.   No clue is too small for this Forrest family research!
by Louise Walsh Throop G2G Crew (890 points)
Hi Louise

I will send you the joining information

Jackie
+9 votes
I am interested in the Scotland project. Family connections include:  Salmond, Smith, Jarvie, Russell, Lindsay, Williams, McDougall, McQuarrie
by Myrla Birch G2G Crew (470 points)
Hi Myrla

I will send you the joining information

Jackie
+8 votes
Hello, I would like to join the Scotland Project.  My Scottish ancestors are McKay's and Herron's.
by Jennifer McKay G2G Crew (690 points)
Hi Jennifer

I will send you the joining information

Jackie
Hi, I'm researching the Dunlops, more specifically from Neilston.

I'm a kiwi living in Scotland 22 years and only a few months ago found out I have Scottish heritage!

Damon
Hi Damon

If you go to the top of the page and use the ANSWER button I can reply to you properly

Jackie
+8 votes
Thank you for the opportunity.  I am a 4th generation New Zealander with maternal and paternal Scottish ancestry.  I am particularly interested in learning more about my Lovat Fraser line and especially about my great great grandfather Alexander Fraser https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fraser-6180
by Alistair Fraser G2G5 (5.5k points)
Hi Alistair

I will send you the joining information

Jackie
+8 votes
Hi! I would like to join the Scottish Project as I have Scottish ancestors in the Hamilton, Stewart, and Stuart families and my wife has ancestors in the Douglas and Godfrey families. I have good profile information for Thomas Godfrey (b. 3-12-1818).
by Lee Trotta G2G1 (1.9k points)
Hi Lee

I will send you the joining information

Jackie
+8 votes
Definitely want to obtain more information about my Scot and Irish roots. My MacKay (MacAdiogh) family seemingly goes back to Dunchad Donnchaddh, Abbott of Scotland. Cannot get further back than the US on the Ellison side, except finding the original Irish spelling: O'Heilgheasian.
by Anonymous Jerome G2G Crew (590 points)
Hi

I will send you the joining information

Jackie
+8 votes

I would like to trace my ancestor Margaret McEwan Myles who was born 21 Feb 1861 in Murroes, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom and married James R Hayton in Princeton, MA.

by Alan Jewett G2G5 (5.7k points)
Hi Alan

I will send you the joining information

Jackie
+8 votes
I would love to join, help others as well as figure things out quicker or better as well!  Sounds fun and challenging!  My family is Cummings from Scotland, so I have a vested interest.  I do have some history, always more to be found.
by Kelly Pivoney G2G Crew (440 points)
edited by Kelly Pivoney
Hi Kelly

I will send you the joining information

Jackie
Thank you!
+9 votes

I would like to join the Scotland project and have a badge.  Ancestors Chapman / Mckiran / 

by MariAnne Woehrle G2G Crew (470 points)
Hi MariAnne

I will send you the joining information

Jackie
+8 votes
I am hoping to connect the McKaskle's from North Carolina to Isle of Skye McKaskle's by joining.
by Martha Summers G2G Crew (680 points)
Hi Martha

I will send you the joining information

Jackie
+7 votes
I am researching Beattie (all spellings) among other Scottish ancestors, McElfresh, Dysart, Cowan are some of the names.
by Amy Pippin G2G Crew (410 points)
Hi Amy

I will send you the joining information

Jackie
+8 votes
Plz sign me up for the Scottish Project.
by Bill Byers G2G Crew (440 points)
Hi B.

I will send you the joining information

Jackie
+8 votes
I have some detailed information on Holden Turner who fought in the American Revolution for the British and his descendants including DNA for three of them from two descendants of Holden's male children.  Also I have information from the Parish Records for him and his parents and ancestors back to Robert Turner born after 1650 and wife Agnes Anderson and their parents. Wm Turner, John Anderson and Briggit Boyes.   Also some information on Wicketshaws and Alexanders and Crawford related families.  Other surnames are Campbell, Crawford, Boyd, Steel and Brakinridge.  Earliest dates are 1550 mostly in Lanarkshire and Ayrshire.  Descendants are in New Brunswick, and elsewhere in Canada, Maine and Massachusetts in the USA.
by Ralph Turner G2G1 (1.6k points)
Hi Ralph

I will send you the joining information

Jackie
+8 votes
Yes, Dad and Mum's family from Perth, Arran, and Fife mainly.

Also have an interest having visited and worked there a few times, but live in Melbourne Australia so a long way a way!

David
by David Welsh G2G Crew (440 points)
Hi David

I will send you the joining information

Jackie

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