A group of Clan members with the
surname Farquharson have now successfully had their DNA
profiled. Two of us, Gordon Farquharson, the Clan Chairman
and Andrew Farquharson, the Clan Treasurer appear to be
linked through the high number of matching markers and
now the exciting bit starts by trying to link us on our
A lot of families have quite extensive
family trees but most of us have only got so far back,
get stuck and can't go further. It is interesting when
various Farquharsons bring their family trees to the reunions,
but frustrating not to really know if there is a close
link between them. That can all change now through the
line - This is the tracing of our paternal
genetic ancestry through analysis of the Y-chromosome
in our DNA. The Y-chromosome is only passed down the
Paternal line from father to son i.e. just through
The DNA profiling we recommend will
give you results on 43 key 'markers'. It is proven that
if you find someone else with the same markers then you
will be directly related. Only one male in each family
need have DNA analyzed as father, son, and grandfather,
direct male cousins should all have the same DNA. This
is good for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.
have a trace done to explore their paternal ancestry based
on the Y-chromosome with a sample of DNA from their father,
brother or close male relative. They cannot use their own
DNA. Women can have their X chromosome mapped but this
is for geographical purposes rather than for recent family
firm to use?
We looked carefully at the market for such services. We decided to use a very
helpful firm, based in Dorset with another office in the United States www.dnaheritage.com.
They were both interested and helpful setting up the Farquharson Clan project.
Another plus point with this firm is that they have set up a free search site www.ybase.org to
enable anyone with a DNA profile (from any source) to search for other contributors
who might be related. If you click onto www.ybase.org and
type Farquharson into 'surname search' you can view the results of the group
www.DNAHeritage.com will test 43 markers for only about £97 based
on the current dollar rate. $ 1.89. A good time to buy with a weak dollar.
Clan Farquharson and Family Tree
interest will grow and grow as more people contribute their
DNA profile and interesting links start to evolve. This
can help prove a family link thus saving time by not having
to search down certain paths.
The Process It is very easy. Three
cotton bud swabs are supplied and these are rubbed on the
inside on your cheeks. After placing in the sterile envelope
and posted off, about two weeks later the results are through
and the matching up can start. Good luck!
DNA Heritage.com has us set up as a group
and will guide us.
name code is:- 542838529. This can
be accessed through