DNA Genealogy Research Talk

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Talk by Alasdair Macdonald
8 September, 19.00

Alasdair has been involved in family history research since his late teens and has a particular interest in the Scottish Highlands. He completed his MSc in Genealogical Studies at the University of Strathclyde focusing on Scottish baronies in 2011.

His research interests focus on the use of DNA in genealogical research and he is currently researching the origin and linkage of male lineages in the British Isles using Y-chromosomal DNA. He also specializes in Scottish land records and palaeography. Alasdair is one of the administrator of the Scottish DNA Project and the Flemish in Scotland DNA Project.

His talk will focus on research findings on Scottish clans and families to date in particular with relation to the Caithness and Sutherland Area. In 2013 Alasdair has set up the Caithness and Sutherland DNA project.