Declaration of Arbroath Descendants Search

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Not really a question, just an FYI for those who are interested.

Genealogists at Strathclyde University have launched a search to find the families of those who signed the historic Declaration of Arbroath ahead of 700th anniversary.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/scotland-now/scientists-hunt-descendants-nobles-who-20998626?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

in The Tree House by Christopher Lamb G2G1 (1.5k points)

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by Andrew Hunter G2G3 (3.9k points)
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Seems faintly ridiculous given practically every person in the world of Scottish descent would qualify!
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Hmm, interesting. WikiTree's relationship finder shows I'm directly descended from 17 of the signers with profiles.
by Sarah Mason G2G6 Mach 4 (48.6k points)
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Check your lines here

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Relationship_Finder_Quick_Links_-_Declaration_of_Arbroath

But it looks like the university people are only looking for male-line descendants.

by Anonymous Horace G2G6 Pilot (568k points)
edited by Anonymous Horace
So not even my dad, because the direct connection goes through several females in the path? That does narrow down the possibles considerably.
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The presentation of information on this project has kind of been stalled by Covid but, hoping to see some info in 2021. I descend from Henry Sinclair who signed this document and I am a participant along with other Sinclairs who share the same male Y dna
by Robert Sinclair G2G Crew (650 points)
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The project is being run by a cousin of mine Alistair Macdonald who is also my Co-admin of the Sutherland DNA project. The aim is to trace male descendants of the original signatories who carry the yDNA of those signatories. A great deal of work has been done and continues to be done on the project.
by Mark Sutherland-Fisher G2G6 Mach 3 (34.9k points)

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