Galbraith DNA Testing Project

DNA testing information - Why test your dna?

Are you eligible for a free or subsidized DNA test?

Under certain conditions Clan Galbraith will subsidize testing:  The amount of subsidy whether partial of full will depend on priorities established through the following criteria:
i) Potential value of the results to the Clan based on number of members benefiting and expected importance of results;
ii) Untested lines and those lines with suspected or confused results; 
iii) Lines of special interest (may be descendant of a Chief, a famous ancestor, etc)  
iv) Full subsidy eligibility, or if not then cost-sharing by the applicant, friends, interested relatives etc., the Clan, or individual Clan members members who are interested in your lineage.
You do not need to be a member but you may also be eligible for one year's free membership.

To apply please complete the online form.
or send an email to including your Galbraith line and oldest known Galbraith ancestor.


Clan Galbraith DNA Project

The Galbraith DNA Project was created to explore and better define the relationships of the 1500+ past and present members of the Galbraith Clan, a clan which began in 1150 on Loch Lomond. The tests have two main components
1) Y-DNA testing of Males born Galbraith or one of its spelling variants;
2) Autosomal Testing for Females and Males who have a Galbraith in their direct and near-term past, such as a great, great grandmother.
Note that detection capability drops off quickly beyond the 3rd great grandparent. Females can arrange to have a male Galbraith relative (father, brother, cousin, uncle, etc.) tested.

Our Galbraith DNA project began in the fall of 2003 and thus far, we have had more than 150 participants. These come from all English-speaking countries. We have discovered that: the Galbraith lines are diverse, having multiple early origins with thirteen major DNA groups now discovered; parent countries (Ireland or Scotland predominate) have been found for most groups; many surnames, including those listed, have proven to come from the Galbraith root; several lines have proven connections back to our Clan Chiefs in the 1300s; a few with other surnames (e.g., Brattin, King, and Creel) surprisingly match the Galbraith DNA and through adoption or other events we had a common ancestor. The genealogy and history for all Galbraiths has prospered, not only for our test subjects, but for those with a proven relationship to a participant. We recommend participants purchase through FTDNA an Y-DNA (male) test at the highest number of markers within their means: --the YDNA-37 marker test being the minimum; the Family Finder autosomal test; or for Galbraith males a combination autosomal-Y DNA test. Beside your test results with our analysis and discussion, a participant also is provided a one-year membership in Clan Galbraith. If qualified, please join us in this exciting endeavor.

The Clan Galbraith DNA project with FamilyTreeDNA

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