Do you have an interest in or ancestors from Scotland ? Then join us in the Scotland Project

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The Scotland Project covers profiles for everyone born in what we now know as Scotland from the earliest times until today,

See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Scotland  for details.

The Project is organised into teams and the main requirement for membership in the Scotland Project is that you join a team and our google group.

The Teams are :-

  • County Teams: There is a team for each of the historic counties of Scotland. If your ancestors come from a particular area, or you have interest in a particular county, then one of these teams might be the right ones for you.
  • Profile Improvements Teams: We also have teams for each area of profile improvement, from Sourcerers to Data Doctors to the Categories Team. These are often in conjunction with the functional associated projects. These teams are great for people wanting to do one aspect of work across the whole of Scotland.
  • Managed Profiles Team: This team is for people who are interested in carrying out specialist work on some of our "Flagship Profiles" for Scotland. Members of this team must have the pre-1500 badge.

If you would like to join the Project then we would love to have you.  Please post an Answer below.

The Scotland Project is closely aligned with the Scottish Clans  Project.  

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Scottish_Clans  

To join that project please post an Answer below.

If you are already a UK badge holder please do not post below but wait till you are contacted by Susie McLeod who will pass your name on to each Countries Membership Team to take forward - Thanks for your co-operation and patience.

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Maria Maxwell G2G6 Pilot (157k points)
edited by Maria Maxwell
Hi Maria,

I'd like to join and contribute (where I can) to the Scottish Project, as well as the Scottish Clans Project. I'm from NZ but have a number of links back to Scotland through the McFarlane, McMillan, McAlpine, McGregor, Campbell, McDonald and McLeod family lines.
Hi Dean and welcome to the Scottish Clans Project.   I'll contact you direct re the Scotland Project.
Hello:  I have recently found out that I am related to Innes Clan and maybe others but would like to find out more.  Is there a Innes Clan Project or just all in with the Scottish Project.  I would like to join toe Scottish Project and also the Innes Clan Project (if there is one).

Thank you Linda
Good day! I'm quite interested in joining. I have confirmed lineage on my maternal side in Kincardinehshire and Angus to the early 1800s. On my paternal side, I have strongly suspected ties, given my surname Dalrymple and a written history by my 3rd great grandfather, William Henry Dalrymple. Unfortunately, there was little mention of the arrival of my line of Dalrymples, aside from believing they came in the 1730s and settled in Sudbury, Massachusetts. I have confirmed their settling in Sudbury in 1763 and that they resided in Boston prior to that.

I have done both Ancestry and FamilyTree DNA tests (Y37). The y-37 showed 3 matches with Dalrymple surnames and a genetic distance of 0.
Hi Linda, sorry for the delay in picking up your post and thanks for your interest in the Scotland and Scottish Clans Project.    I'll contact you direct to take this forward.
Hi Jason,  sorry for the delay in picking up your post.   Thanks for your interest in the Scotland Project.   I'll contact you direct to take this forward.
Hi ,

I would like to join the project. Researching my Boyd and MacDonald lines. I live in Plymouth , MA . I Haven't made it back to Scotland for either of them. Researching for just over a year off and on . I have done a big Y test and mtdna.

Thanks, Rob
Hi Rob and welcome to WikiTree.   I'll contact you direct to take your interest in the Scotland Project forward.
Hello. I'm a descendant of clan Haig. I would love to join this group.
Hi Aldo a very warm welcome to WikiTree and to the Scottish Clans Project.

78 Answers

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I’d like to be on the Kincardineshire team and the Perthshire team.
by Barry Smith G2G6 Mach 7 (70.1k points)
Hi Barry,   I'll contact you direct to advise how this will be taken forward.
I'm very interested in Kincardineshire!. This is where the families took a stand against Rome. I would be so excited to be part of exploring their clans, their loyalties, their concerns and what would motivate them to leave their lands to travel to Georgia? Absolutely fascinating!
Hi Amanda. Thanks for your interest in the Scotland Project.

  I'll contact you direct to take this forward.
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I have great personal interests in my families Scottish heritage.

I can directly trace my families “roots” to he Rothes area, many of my direct ancestors come from within a 100 km radius.

Using retail ancestry programs I have a high level of traceability back to mid 1600’s.
by

Hi Charles and thanks for your post.   Looks like you were not logged in to WikiTree when you did your post but I think I've found you !!  https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lyon-2882

I'll contact you direct to take this forward.


Hi I don’t know if you live in Rothes but I am only 3 miles away in Aberlour if I can be of help

Regards

Jackie

Thanks for the kind offer, I live in Canada and am actively researching my heritage

Charly
And I'm in Knockando, just a hop, skip and jump away!
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I have followed other trees to piece mine together which leads me to Scotland. I am interested in confirming what I have and getting more complete information.
by
Hi and thanks for your post.  Unfortunately you were not logged in to WikiTree when you made your post.  Can I ask you to repost or let me know your WikiTree ID.
Thanks Michael,   I'll contact you direct to take this forward.
+6 votes
I would be happy to help where and when I can with your Scotland project. I am particularly interested in East Lothian (Haddingtonshire), Midlothian, Berwickshire, and to a lesser extent Peeblesshire.
by Gregory Lauder-Frost G2G4 (4.1k points)
Hi Gregory, I'll contact you direct to advise how this will be taken forward.
+7 votes
My father's ancestors came from Ulster by way of Scotland and I recently learned that my 19th Great Grandfather was King James lV  of Scotland - so I am very interested in becoming part of this project. I am not sure how or where to  I should link up though.
by
Hi Catherine and thanks for your post.   I'll contact you direct to advise how this will be taken forward.
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I'm researching ancestors from the counties of Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, Fife, Ayrshire and others, but these are the main counties.
by Donna Allen G2G Crew (630 points)
Hi Donna and thanks for your post.   I'll contact you direct to take this forward.
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After three years' of trying I so need to trace my third great grandmother's line. She was Christiana Munro (b. abt 1816), parents John and Margaret. Christy emigrated to Sydney in 1839. HELP! I think Ross-Shire group would be best.
by Greg Smith G2G1 (2k points)
Hi Greg, thanks for this and your e-mail.   I'll contact you direct to take things forward.
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My Ancestors so far are from the Lindlithgow area of Scotland so am excited to find out more and to possibly help others around the same area if I can even if I am new to all this and still learning,  Shared information is education.

Kind Regards

Lori (Lorraine)  Marshall

by Lori Marshall G2G2 (2.2k points)
Hi Lori and thanks for your interest in the Scotland Project.   I'll contact you direct to take things forward.
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I am interested in the Caithness area as I have been able to trace my great great grandfather and his father to there.
by Peter Sinclair G2G Crew (510 points)
Hi Peter, welcome to WikiTree, and thanks for your interest in the Scotland Project.   I'll contact you direct to take things forward.
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Hi,

My intrest is around Inverness, Arbroath and Fraser clan.
by Mervin Smart G2G Crew (320 points)
Hi Mervin and thanks for your interest in the Scotland Project.  I'll contact you direct to take things forward.
+4 votes
I am interested in Ayrshire for certain. Faulds and Burns ancestry.
by
Hi Marilyn,  looks like you were not logged in to WikiTree when you posted your message.   

Are you McDole- 89 ?
+4 votes
I would like to be on the kintyre team.
by Scott McKay G2G Crew (320 points)
Hi Scott and thanks for your interest in the Scotland Project.   I'll contact you direct to take this forward.
+4 votes
My interest lies in Wigtownshire and Kirkudbrightshire.
by David Roberts-Jones G2G2 (2.7k points)
Hi David and thanks for your post.   

As you are a UK Project badge holder,  Susie McLeod will be contacting you to take your interests forward.   She has over 800 UK badge holders to contact so it will take some time to do this.
+5 votes
I have DNA matches on Ancestry and gedmatch to many people whose pedigree traces back to Scotland -- places like Inverness, Nairn, Cromarty, Kiltarlity, etc. I haven't been able to find the line of descent to me, even using the newest DNA tools at ancestry. I'd like to join the Scotland project to flesh out these connections.
by Anonymous Oney G2G Crew (350 points)
Hi Walter and thanks for your interest in the Scotland Project.   

I'll contact you direct to take this forward.
I too have done the Ancestry DNA testing and my DNA is 95% total from area of Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Northwestern Europe, with a touch of Germanic Europe (4% +-).  I have traced my ancestry here in the states to pre-revolutionary war; w/ a number of Gordons and clan names show up before the war.  

As I prepare to purchase  overseas databases a resource such as this would be helpful.  With a vast majority of the records destroyed or history rewritten by the English; this group could provide a excellent knowledge base.  So tired of fake databases, links and such by people trying to create a fake ancestry.  My favorite to date was Electra Matthews born in early 1700's, almost broke out laughing; then saddened because it was so pathetic.
Hi Gregory,  are you interested in joining the Scotland Project - or Ireland or Wales ?
Scotland would b of the most benefit right now.  Parts of my tree I've traced back 2 > 1500's.  From what I have discovered some of this stuff is BS.  People trying 2 "create" genology" 4 what ever reasons. Being a American titles & relationships r confusing 2 me.  Looking 2 find informed honest colaborators

Gregory
Thanks Gregory.   I'll contact you direct to take this forward.
+4 votes
I am interested in the Scottish heritage. Through research and DNA I find that I have Scottish roots. My ancestors were Cochrane
by Donna Martin G2G3 (3.4k points)
Hi Donna, welcome to WikiTree and thanks for your interest in the Scotland Project.

I'll contact you direct to take this forward.
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I would like to join the Scotland Project. My Giffen ancestors emigrated from the Kintyre Peninsula, namely Kildavie, Southend Parish, Argyllshire, Scotland just prior to the American Revolution. Thank you.

~Skip - contact me at jmagyar2@comcast.net 

by Skip Magyar G2G6 Mach 1 (16.6k points)
edited by Skip Magyar
Hi Skip and thanks for your interest in the Scotland Project. I'll contact you direct to take things forward.
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I'm very interested in joining.

My great grandmother was from clan Alison.
by Cloudia Matthews G2G1 (1.3k points)
Hi Cloudia and thanks for your interest in the Scotland Project.    I'll contact you direct to take this forward.
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Hi!  I am interested in joining the Scotland project.  My husband's family is from Scotland.  One side is from Lanarkshire and the other is from Aberdeenshire/Banffshire/Angus area.  I would love to be able to assist in some way.
by Jennie Kahl G2G1 (1.4k points)
Hi Jennie and thanks for your interest in the Scotland Project.   

I see you are a UK badge holder.   Susie McLeod is in the course of contacting all 800 plus UK badge holders to determine which of the new individual country project members would like to join.   Can I ask that you pass your interests on to Susie when she contacts you.   Many thanks.
+4 votes
I would like to be on the Wigtownshire and Aryshire team's thanks
by Anne Thomas G2G Crew (320 points)
Hi Anne and thanks for your interest in the Scotland Project.   I'll contact you direct to take this forward.
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I am a One-Name Studier of the surnames Belcher, Los and Youle which is a Worldwide Project.

So I would love to join your Scotland Project.

Maria Robinson
by Anonymous Belcher G2G1 (1.4k points)
Hi again Maria.

As with your request to join the Ireland Project,   as a UK badge holder can I ask you to reply direct to Susie McLeod to let her know you want to join the Scotland Project too.

Many thanks,

Maria
Thanks

I thought this was the Scotland Project.

Maria
Thanks

I have now closed my account.

Maria

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