Conducted through the Institute of Scottish Historical Research, University of St. Andrews, the overall aim of the Project is to provide an accessible overview of
the impact of the Flemish people on Scotland and the historical
interactions between Scotland and Flanders (the Low Countries or
Combining genealogical, historical research and Y-DNA data, the project will reassess the settlement of Flemings in Scotland - their distribution and local impact - as well as reviewing the role of the Flemish in the broad sweep of Scottish history.
How to participate: The Y-Chromosome is carried only by men who inherit it from their fathers. As surnames in Europe are typically patrilineal in descent the Y-Chromosome can be used to identify men who share a common ancestor. As women do not carry a Y-Chromosome, females who wish to participate require a male family member to participate who bears one of the project surnames.
The DNA test itself involves a simple swab
on the inside of the cheek. There are several levels of test for genealogical research. We recommend you purchase the 67
marker Y-DNA test for surname research which may well identify
distant relatives within Family Tree DNA's extensive database.
This test may give you an
indication of your "deep ancestry" by matching with other participants who have
been found positive for advanced SNP deep ancestryť markers. These advanced markers can be ordered at a
later date if required.
Y-DNA37 : This is a male specific test. Results identify the ethnic and geographic origin of the paternal line.
mtFullSequence - Both men and women may take this test. The entire mitochondrial genome is tested and this is the last mtDNA test that a person would need to take.