Council of Scottish Clans & Associations
Advancing Scottish Heritage Societies through Service, Education, and Advocacy
Jul 30, 2022
The Clan Forbes Society has announced the completion of major DNA report called the “Clan Forbes Family History Project: What Can yDNA and Autosomal DNA Analysis Conclude on the Degree of Relatedness among Clan Members and the Ancient Origins of the Chiefly Lineage?” The research was conducted by Mr. Philip Stead as part of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science (MSc) in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. The dissertation reviewed the origins of the Scots in general, the origins of the Forbes Surname yDNA Project Participants based at FamilyTreeDNA. Mr. Stead reports that “the earliest period that the Forbes Chieftain lineage could have entered the British Isle was during the Early Bronze Age with the Bell Beaker people that likely migrated from France.” Mr. Stead plans to publish his study in September 2022 and he is also writing a summary of the main findings for an article which will be published in September issue of “History Scotland” magazine.
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