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Be a part of this important study by sharing your Y-DNA Chromosome results with the project. Y-DNA is passed down through time and generations from father to son. Analysis of this unbroken, male-line DNA will reveal the ‘Y’ signature of your paternal ancestor. Membership in this project requires a Y-DNA test. For more information, contact Craig Nelson, Admin: Bell Y-DNA Project.
The Court and Office of the Lord Lyon (known more simply as “the Lyon Court”) is the heraldic authority for Scotland and Scots living overseas. The Lyon Court deals with all matters relating to Scottish Heraldry and Coat of Arms, and maintains the Scottish Public Registers of Arms and Genealogies.
Step back in time to the mid sixteenth century when the Borderlands were an area of constant feuding – when loyalties were to kinship rather than king and country and when “Reiving” was a means of survival.
The National Records of Scotland (NRS) is a Non-Ministerial Department of the Scottish Government. Our purpose is to collect, preserve and produce information about Scotland’s people and history and make it available to inform current and future generations.
The Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 (RPS) is a fully searchable database containing the proceedings of the Scottish parliament from the first surviving act of 1235 to the union of 1707.