Welcome

Red Stag in the Highlands

Red Stag in the Highlands

Welcome to the Clan Donnachaidh DNA Project.

The Donnachaidh DNA Project is sponsored by the Clan Donnachaidh Society in Bruar, Perthshire, Scotland.  Bruar is located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands:

A land rich in its peoples, culture, music, and history….

A land of stark extremes and awe inspiring natural beauty….

A land that has provided a hearty stock of emigrants that have settled lands around the world….

A land whose people have been at the forefront of many of the world’s scientific, industrial, political, social, and religious developments….

A land whose Diasporas longs to find, to feel, and to learn about the land of its roots….

Come by the hills to the land where fancy is free
And stand where the peaks meet the sky and the rocks reach the sea
Where the rivers run clear and the bracken is gold in the sun
And cares of tomorrow must wait till this day is done.

Come by the hills to the land where life is a song
And sing while the birds fill the air with their joy all day long
Where the trees sway in time, and even the wind sings in tune
And cares of tomorrow must wait till this day is done.

Come by the hills to the land where legend remains
Where stories of old stir the heart and may yet come again
Where the past has been lost and the future is still to be won
And cares of tomorrow must wait till the day is done.

Come by the Hills, Traditional Gaelic:

The Donnachaidh DNA Project is all about family……. family history and genealogical research, the corresponding and sharing of information, and the joy of sharing our common family bonds.

The project utilizes the newest tool, genetics, as a way to reach beyond the many roadblocks and brick walls that have prevented us from reaching further back into our family history.

We have developed this website as a point of public contact for the Donnachaidh DNA Project and as a site for persons with DNA test results from any testing company.

We will strive to explain, teach, and educate interested researchers about this world of DNA and how DNA can help with our family history research.

We will attempt to provide as much information and analysis of results as we can.  This DNA website will always be a work in progress for we will be adding many more features as we go.  We invite you to visit us often as we bring on line these new features and much data that we have compiled to date within the project.  Note: for best results this website will work and look best using an updated browser such as Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer 7 or 8.

We also look forward to hearing any of your comments, suggestions, and ideas that will help us meet your needs and better explain the project.

Again, Thanks for joining us on this adventure of ours!

Sincerely,

Project Administrators:

Tim Duncan, Stephanie Robertson, and Bill Robertson

PS: We would like very much to acknowledge Alvin McDaniel for his dedication, enthusiasm, and knowledge in the development of this website.  Alvin’s untimely passing has saddened us all, but he will be remembered as his memory lives on through his work.