Do you have an interest in the UK or British Isles. Then join us in the United Kingdom Project. [closed]

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Time to start a new thread !!

The United Kingdom Project has numerous sub projects including:

1. England Project:(now with it's own project badge ) to join this project, please go to to sign up.

2. Scotland, now including the new Declaration of Arbroath sub project  plus 

(Scottish Clans Project with its own badge)

3. Wales 

4. Ireland (For Irish Roots Project, with its own badge, see

5. Scots-Irish and Ulster Scots

6. We have categories covering British Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories plus Commonwealth Countries which do not have their own Projects. 

We also coordinate closely with the various European Aristocrats projects.  

If you would like to join the project we would love to have you.  Please post an ANSWER below (except for England), let us know which part of the UK you are interested in and follow the instructions on the project page.   Thanks.

Hi Folks - remember  to post your requests to join as an "Answer'"  This gives you your own slot and makes it easier to follow replies etc.  Many thanks. 

asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Maria Maxwell G2G6 Pilot (139k points)
closed ago by Maria Maxwell
I am related to Clan Gunn via my mother's (Lura Colleen Robinson) father's side of my family.  I am interested in locating other members of the Gunn's, particularly the Robinson/Robson branch.  To date, I have been able to trace my lineage back to James Monroe Robinson, born in 1772 in Prince George's County, Maryland, USA.
Hi Travis and welcome to the Scottish Clans Project.

What exactly does one do if part of this project?  Is there some specific way of doing things, or does one simply create and source profiles that are Scotland based, or England based, or Wales based?

I have a large number of ancestors and collaterals that are Scottish and English (pre-Australia and pre-New Zealand), but I don't feel I "fit" with any group that uses google for contact, or expects x number of profiles per month, or wants x number of profiles pre-1700, or x profiles merged before you qualify to join, or whatever. 

I've always been told my family were Clan Gordon, but my understanding of that is that is that Clan Gordon was a Highland Clan and I've pretty much come to the conclusion that, unless my pod person was of the Highlands, my lot were lowlanders.  I have no idea about the McCrea side.  So, unlike my mother, I am not willing to claim any kind of Clan affiliation, but am still aware that Scots bluid flows in m'veins, however thinly now.  (Well, unless it turns out to be Irish.)

So, to answer the question as phrased - yes, I do have an interest in the UK; BUT I have no idea what to do about that interest other than to say what I've said, which is why I am posting a comment, not an answer.  :)

(I also have a mild interest in Wales, because of my children, but have no wish to start down that road because the Scottish side is already taking up so much of my interest and time.)

I'm off to keep delving into Scotland's People trying to find the right match for the names I have.  :)

Hi Melanie,   Sorry for the delay in picking up your post.    I see you've made contact with the England Project - great.

For Scotland I would suggest you initially join the Scotland Project and work backward from your most recent ancestor line(s)  As you know Scotlands People is the web site which has all the BMD records.

The Scotland project does not have the resources to set up the team structure which the England Project has.   So begin by creating or developing profiles for your Scottish ancestors,  which I know you are already doing.    In time if you'd like to be more actively involved you could sponsor a County and be point of contact for other Wikitreers.

Let me know if you'd like to join the Scotland Project rather than the Scottish Clans which is a one name study of each clan.
John Johnstone of Annadale of that ilk is my 13th great grandfather. I'd like more information around the 1500 time frame.

Let me know if you'd like to join the Scotland Project rather than the Scottish Clans which is a one name study of each clan.


I think I've pretty much given up any pretensions to Clan membership, unlike my mother who believed to her dying day that were "Gordon Highlanders".  I have found no evidence that we were anything other than lowland Scots.  (Well, unless my pod person McCrea turns out to be a highland Scot.)  I'm also willing, which Mother was not, to entertain the idea my Scots Gordons were related to the Irish Gordons just across the water.

I think I still have a number of Scottish profiles to add.  Not my direct line, but a collateral, which is why I started doing them.  I hated to see that tree left only partly done when I had information I could add.  (One of that line has currently headed me to pre-Germany Schleswig, which is interesting as I've never seen an Australian Oath of Allegiance document before.) 

Heh .. I practically "live" in Scotland's People these days.  I wait with trepidation for some huge red notice that I have exceeded the limit for storing searches (because I save everything related to what I'm adding, as I simply can NOT afford to buy them all).  cheeky

If you think I will do justice to being a member of the Scotland Project, I'd be honoured to have the badge.  :)

(Just don't expect google, or anything other than G2G.)

That would be great!
Hi Melanie and welcome to the UK and Scotland Projects !!   Have fun.
Hi Melanie and welcome to the UK and Scotland Projects !!   Have fun.


Oh, it's all about the fun!  smiley 

(Thanks for the badge.)

Hi Micheal,    The Peerage gives a history of Clan Johnstone including your ancestor;view=fulltext   I can't see a profile for him and the line in general could be developed.

Would you like to join the Scottish Clans Project ?

104 Answers

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Hi !  My Wiki ID is Oltmann-8.  I am the Profile Manager for my family's Blacksher/Blackshaw genealogy and their Scottish Gaelic ancestors born in Chester, England, including two ancestor profiles I wish to add to complete the family lineage as listed in "Visitations of Cheshire, 1613" "Harlean MS 1535" Pedigree by Norroy King of Arms, and also listed in "Blacksheariana", copyright 1954, by Perry Lynnfield Blackshear, Sr.  I posted an answer to the England Project so that I can add the two ancestors, whose names are:  "Robart Blackshaw, of Withington, born about 1530, married about 1555, son of; John Blackshaw, of Withington, community of Chester, England, born about 1505, married about 1529" as quoted from both resources listed.  John Blackshaw, born about 1505, is the direct ancestor of my husband who is still living--we've been married 34 years & have one wonderful son; we collaborate & do research together.  I do extensive research; gather, buy, and read resource books & materials, type, and teach--because that is my expertise.  Our goal is to link John Blackshaw to his Gaelic & other ancestors in Scotland, ever exploring fascinating ancestors from the Medieval Era and antiquity, including the name "Blackshaw" found at Caerlaverock Castle in Scotland, part of whose estate is currently owned by the Maxwells.  I am so excited to finally communicate with you, Maria Maxwell.  I know there is a connection & I think I've found the link after years of personal, intensive & immersive research.  I'm not searching for glory or fame, only to know the truth and be able to pass along this knowledge to my only son before my day arrives to meet the face of God.  I would be happy to share what I've already learned & intend on adding all of my resources and biographies of our families--one at a time.  Blackshaw/Blacksher ancestors were travelers for sure:  From Ireland to Scotland, marrying daughters of French Knights in Chester, England; to New Jersey, USA; to Delaware, to North Carolina, to Tennessee, to Missouri; and during WWII as an M.P. (Military Policeman) to Normandy, France, and Belgium--being awarded directly by the Prince Regent himself; and afterwards--across the nation to Washington state--where we currently live today.  Considering following in their footsteps--Nova Scotia looks like a fascinating place to live !
answered by A. Blacksher G2G Crew (530 points)
Hi delighted to meet you and thanks for your post.    Based on your profile I think the most appropriate Project would be our Scottish Clans Project.    Would you like to join that one ?

Your application for the England Project will give you the UK Project badge.
Thank you for your response !  I would very much like to join the Scottish Clans Project.  It took me forever to find out that the Blacksher/Blackshaw associated clans were Clan Chattan and Clan Shaw of Tordorrach.  And also discovering that "Clark," my maternal grandmother's maiden name is also associated with Clan Chattan.  It's such a relief now, after so much research & time invested, and prayer, to finally discover what clans we belong to !
Hi again and welcome to the Scottish Clans Project.
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My Grandmother Edna Owen (m. Burnett) had Welch and I imagine English forebears, so I can keep an eye on that part of things.
answered by Roberta Burnett G2G6 Mach 2 (21.9k points)
Hi Roberta,  Good news - you are already a member of the UK and Wales Projects. To join the England Project see
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I'll look for Welch ancestors via my first maternal GM: Edna Iona Owen. 

 I don't know much about her line. Does anyone else find the Welch of the era before the 1890a interesting???  

Her "in family" line is: 

  • James Monroe Owen   family list ancestors descendants dna features Find Relationship 1810 Tennessee-Virginia, US - Nov 1849 Carrizo Springs, Dimmit, TX   [M]
  • James Columbus Owen   family list ancestors descendants dna features Find Relationship 20 Jul 1842 Little Rock, Arkansas - 9 Nov 1919 Carrizo Springs, Dimmit Co., Texas   [M]
  • Edna Iona (Owen) Burnett   family list ancestors descendants dna features Find Relationship 27 Aug 1888 Carrizo Springs, Dimmit, Texas, USA - 17 Sep 1972   [M]
answered by Roberta Burnett G2G6 Mach 2 (21.9k points)
edited by Roberta Burnett
Hi again Roberta and good luck with your research.

Yes, I find the before the 1890s interesting. I can trace my lineage back to

Robert Vaughan (1506 - 1579) of Anglesey, Wales.

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I am Butler-12579  My mother was an Irvine of Drum (although never went near Scotland).  I am working on the biographies of the Irvines of Drum and trying to add spouces and their parents where I can establish this.

Mike Butler
answered by Michael Butler G2G Crew (690 points)
Hi Michael,   I've added you as a member of the Scottish Clans Project in view of your post.   If you'd like to join the Scotland Project too just let me know.

Here's a link to our Clan Irvine page which includes the Irvines of Drum
+9 votes

Looking to be added here, but also as a part of the CYMRU project team (which fits well with below, #1). My eligibility for the pre-1500 is pending, so if I have to wait for a badge, I suppose it is what it is :♦)

AncestryDNA Ethnicity (%) Estimates: 

  1. Ireland/Scotland/Wales (28) 
  2. Europe West (24) 
  3. Great Britain (24) 
  4. Scandinavia (19) 

*Nearness to Her Majesty the Queen with analysis to date: 10th cousin, thrice removed. However, only about two ancestry lines of inquiry are essentially "complete." Nevertheless, the majority of profiles that I have done remain in my (nonpublic) profile, as it appears that my GEDCOM image's deemed too large. 

I am in the process of joining with the CYMRU project, ENGLAND as well as the EUROARISTO, this one seems like a reasonable addition, given the preponderance of Great Britain ethnicity that I have. My main focus is to clear up dead ends from my past work, which indirectly benefits others. The guidance here on naming conventions is quite encouraging. 

Thanks and I look forward to joining the team and receiving the badge.

answered by Fann Fann G2G6 Mach 2 (23k points)
Hi - picked up your request from your other G2G post.   Welcome again to the UK and Cymru Projects.
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Hi! I've got a mix of Scottish, Irish and English ancestry and I'm looking forward to delving into it. :D
answered by Andrea Smith G2G3 (3.4k points)

Hi and welcome to the United Kingdom Project.   To join the England Project please follow this link.

Did you want to join the Scotland Project or the Scottish Clans Project?



Hi, Maria! Can you give me a quick outline of the difference between the Scotland Project and the Scottish Clans Project? I'm not sure which one is right for me.
Hi Andrea,  The Scotland Project is based on county locations and is best if you are researching say 1700 to modern times or a particular area of Scotland.   Also not all Scottish famililes were clans so this fits the bill for any age with them.

The Scottish Clans Project is basically a one name study for each Clan.  If you are researching your connection to a particular clan  then you might choose this one.   

You can of course join both !!
I think I'd like to join both, then! :)
Hi Andrea,   and welcome to the Scotland and Scottish Clans Projects !!
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Hello,  I'd like to join the Scottish Clan project.  I descend from Clan Donald, which a branch formed the MacDonnells of Leister, Ireland.  I'd like to eventually do some more research and confirming once I get my lines all recorded and connected.  Thank you.
answered by Eric McDaniel G2G6 Mach 1 (11.6k points)
Hi Eric,  welcome to WikiTree and to the Scottish Clans Project.
+9 votes

My maternal line is almost exclusively from Scotland with the following surnames:-

  • Hill - Falkirk & Stirling -> Glasgow
  • Sharp, Hunter, Simpson, Wardlaw - Fife
  • Bain, McKay, Henderson, Sutherland, Gunn - Caithness
  • Nisbet, Loudoun, Paterson, Crawford - Ayrshire/Lanarkshire

Primarily interested in Scotland, but some people did originate from or end up in England, Wales and Ireland too.

answered by Chris Macneill G2G2 (2.4k points)
Hi Chris and welcome to the UK and Scotland Projects.
+9 votes
Hi, I would like to join the UK project to help my research which mainly involves generations of southern English ancestors. I have some links to clergy and nobility and it would be good to get some help to better understand information of my sources.
answered by Phil Dalling G2G Crew (880 points)

Hi Phil,   To join the England Project please follow this link.

+9 votes
Hello, my great-grandfather Neil McAllister migrated from Dumfries, Scotland to the United States in the 1880's. I am interested in learning more about the clan and collaborating on DNA results.  I visited Scotland twice; once stopping by the McAllister Clan Abbey in Glenbarr, beautiful country.
answered by P MacAllister G2G Crew (470 points)
Hi and a warm welcome to WikiTree and to the Scottish Clans Project from bonnie Scotland !!
Thanks Maria.  Look forward to what wikitree has to offer.
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Hi! I am a direct descendent of Robert II on my mother's side, and I am a direct descendent of Robert the Bruce on both my mother and father's sides. My great-grandmother was Katie Angeline Stewart, daughter of Robert Wilkerson Stewart of SC.

My maiden name was Campbell, and on my father's side there are also Abercrombies from Scotland. Several of my ancestral lines come from Scotland. I would love to be a member of this project.
answered by Becky Spearman G2G1 (1.1k points)
Hi Becky and welcome to the Scottish Clans Project.   Enjoy !!
+9 votes

I started looking more in depth at my maternal grandfather's family and they're mostly from Scotland. I'm interested in looking more into Clan Kerr, which my families origins are. I want to discover more about that aspect of my family.
answered by Nicki Grant G2G1 (1.4k points)
Hi Nicki and welcome to the Scottish Clans Project.
+9 votes
Hello. My Wiki ID is Miller-56544. I have 7 GGParents from Scotland (Miller, Walker, Stephen, McCulloch, Christie, Gordon & Cruikshank) and one Ulster/Scot (Carmichael). Most research has now reached walls, though there are some intriguing possibilities. Would be great to be part of the Scotland Project.
answered by John Miller G2G Crew (920 points)
Hi John and welcome to the UK and Scotland Projects.
+9 votes
I am interested in Scotland and England, my ancestry is split between the two.
answered by Malcolm Cowan G2G6 (7.9k points)
Hi Malcolm,   I see you already have the UK Project badge and are a member of the England Project.   I've therefore now added you to the Scotland Project members interest page.   Welcome !!
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I have multiple ancestors from Scotland and England with a fair number from Wales and Ireland. If possible, add me to England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. I uploaded a new GEDcom today and I don't know how much pre-1700 info will be accepted since I'm a bit new to WikiTree. I am hoping that participation in these groups will be of great help filling in blanks and correcting errors in my Ancestry research.
answered by Greg McGill G2G Crew (500 points)

Hi Greg and welcome to the UK, Scotland, Wales and Irish Roots Projects.

To join the England Project please follow this link.

+8 votes
I would be interested in the Scottish Clans project. From my paternal family line, John Addie and his family, migrated to the US in the mid-1800's from Kinross-Shire, Scotland. My family belongs to the Gordon family/clan.
answered by Angela Addie G2G1 (1.5k points)
Hi Angela and welcome to the Scottish Clans Project.
+8 votes
Hi there. My name is Tarn and I hail from South Africa. The majority of my paternal lineage goes back to around 1760 in the United Kingdom. I am currently sifting through birth records, census data and the like - in order to get a decent tree set up.
answered by Tarn Alcock G2G Crew (900 points)
Hi again Tarn and welcome to the UK Project.  Good luck with your research.
+8 votes
Hi, I have an interest in Scottish Clans and would like to help if I can.
answered by Jesi Hawthorne G2G1 (1.1k points)
Hi Jesi and welcome to the Scottish Clans Project.
+8 votes
Hello. I'm Penn-1125 on WikiTree. My Ancestors are 90%+ from England, Scotland and Ulster according to the research my brother and I have done on our tree. Ancestry DNA results and LivingDNA results are both available on my profile. Both sides were among the earliest British colonial settlers in North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia. We have direct ancestors in the UK with the surnames Penn, Connelly, MacGregor, Joynes, Edgefield, Campbell, McNicol. I would love to firm up the links on my tree and find living descendents there with common ancestors. I'm eager to help provide accurate, well sourced and documented contributions to this project. Any assistance will be most appreciated.
answered by Dale Penn G2G1 (1.3k points)

Hi again Dale,   Thanks for this post and welcome to the UK Project.  To join the England Project please follow the link

For Ireland we have a separate Irish Roots Project.  If you would like to join that one just let me know.

Good luck with your research.

+8 votes
I would like to join the Scottish Clan Project.  I have ancestors who are members of the McLaurin, McLaren clan.  I am trying to find parents of Duncan McLerren  Various spelling from Cumberland County North Carolina.  I am currently waiting for my DNA kit which will allow me to participate in the clan research of the Clan McLaren Society.
answered by Jo Grasso G2G6 (6.5k points)
Hi Jo and welcome to the Scottish Clans Project.  Good luck with your research.

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