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

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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.

closed with the note: New thread started:  https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/969579/
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Maria Maxwell G2G6 Pilot (160k points)
closed by Amy Gilpin
i have always had an interest in all things Scotland and would like to join the group to search my roots.  My grandparents name were McDanel and their ancestors emigrated from Scotland in the 1700's.  Supposedly I had a distant relative that went with Cromwell from Scotland to Ireland.  It has been noted that we are part of the McClaren clan and I would like to look into that more extensively.
Not sure if this is still open. I'm just joining, but have a lot of interest in my Scottish heritage. I think I have several lines headed that direction.
Hi Carson

I'll contact you by PM to take this forward.

Amy Gilpin
I would like to be added to the Scotland Project. I have ancesters in the Ayreshire and Lanarkshire areas.
Hi Jan!  I'll contact you by PM to take this forward.

Amy
This is an answer and reply to my super late response to the clan project moving. I am a descendant of the Armstrong clan from Liddesdale, Scotland and Northern Ireland. I would like to continue being a part of the clans project, submitting my Armstrong family information and any other helpful information as best as I can present.

Thanks and Cheers!
Hi Sarah

I'll have Jackie contact you to take this forward.
Hi, I would like to join the Scotland's project team.  

Through my ancestor Lucretia Boyd dau of Robert Boyd 2nd of Trochrig (Boyd - 13709). It seems I have links back to the Lords Boyd of Kilmarnock, Sir Robert Colville of Ochiltree, Gilbert Kennedy of Denure 1st Lord Kennedy, Alexander Gordon Earl of Huntly, Sir Robert Chalmers of Gadrith, Sir Hugh Campbell of Loudon and John Cunningham 4th lord Caprington.  

This is a new discovery to me and I have much work to do but am unable to link up my Robert to existing trees as I am not yet pre 1500 certified.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Kerry in Brissy

Hi Kerry,

Please note that this thread is closed. The new joining thread is located here: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1040035/have-scottish-ancestors-interest-scotland-scotland-project

many thanks

100 Answers

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I’d like to be on the Kincardineshire team and the Perthshire team.
by Barry Smith G2G6 Pilot (147k 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.
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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 G2G6 (6.3k points)
Hi Gregory, I'll contact you direct to advise how this will be taken forward.
+11 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.
+12 votes
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 (810 points)
Hi Donna and thanks for your post.   I'll contact you direct to take this forward.
+11 votes
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 G2G2 (2.6k points)
Hi Greg, thanks for this and your e-mail.   I'll contact you direct to take things forward.
+10 votes

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 G2G3 (3.4k points)
Hi Lori and thanks for your interest in the Scotland Project.   I'll contact you direct to take things forward.
+9 votes
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 (690 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 (470 points)
Hi Mervin and thanks for your interest in the Scotland Project.  I'll contact you direct to take things forward.
+8 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 ?
+9 votes
I would like to be on the kintyre team.
by Scott McKay G2G Crew (470 points)
Hi Scott and thanks for your interest in the Scotland Project.   I'll contact you direct to take this forward.
+9 votes
My interest lies in Wigtownshire and Kirkudbrightshire.
by David Roberts-Jones G2G6 (6.1k 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.
+10 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 (500 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.
+9 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 G2G5 (5.7k points)
Hi Donna, welcome to WikiTree and thanks for your interest in the Scotland Project.

I'll contact you direct to take this forward.
+9 votes

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 Anonymous Magyar G2G6 Mach 1 (19.1k points)
edited by Anonymous Magyar
Hi Skip and thanks for your interest in the Scotland Project. I'll contact you direct to take things forward.
+9 votes
I'm very interested in joining.

My great grandmother was from clan Alison.
by Cloudia Matthews G2G1 (1.6k 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 (1.7k 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.
+9 votes
I would like to be on the Wigtownshire and Aryshire team's thanks
by Anne Thomas G2G Crew (470 points)
Hi Anne and thanks for your interest in the Scotland Project.   I'll contact you direct to take this forward.
+9 votes
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 (1.7k 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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