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Surname DNA testing is the newest tool available to genealogists. These tests help genealogists verify their paternal ancestry (father's father) in a quick and easy way. It saves time, prevents mistakes, and provides invaluable data that can be obtained in no other way.
All spellings of the name come from the Gaelic MacDhiarmaid, 'son of Dermaid', who is one of St Columba's attendants, son of a king of the Scots, and a Celtic hero. The MacDiarmids claimed to be the oldest inhabitants of Glenlyon, and many of them enlisted in the company raised by the Duke of Atholl in 1706. There is a strong representation in Argyll. electricscotland.com/webclans/m/macdiar2
The name has a number of spellings all meaning ‘Son of Diarmid’.
It is reckoned to be the name of one of the earliest tribes inhabiting Glenlyon, in Perthshire. As Glenlyon became a holding of the Campbells of Glenorchy, its inclusion as a Campbell sept seems appropriate.
According to the Rev. William A. Gillies, (69) (Gillies, In Famed Breadalbane, 360.) there were three branches of the MacDiarmids in Perthshire; the ‘Royal’ MacDiarmids who had the right of burial in Cladh Dobhi, Morenish; the Dubh-bhusach (‘Black -lipped) MacDiarmids and the Craiganie MacDiarmids who went by the name of the ‘Baron MacDiarmids’ www.ccsna.org/septs
This Family Project is started to:
1. Help researchers on common or related families work together to find their common heritage (See the Patriarch Page)
2. Identify the DNA of the ancestor families and compile them and their lost branches into distinct genetic lineages through DNA matches
GENETIC GENEALOGY: The ultimate purpose of this site is to gather and present genetic genealogy information relating to the McDIARMID and McDERMID surnames and their spelling derivatives. In some instances surname spelling may be specifically related to the particular locality that a family group inhabited: Hence, possible spelling changes within family groups. Surname spelling derivatives may include - McDiarmid, McDermid, McDearmid, McDermaid, McDearmaid, McDiarmed, McDermont, McDerment, McDermant, McDarmid, McDermut, MacDermid, MacDiarmid, MacDearmid, McDiarmed, McDermott, MacDermott, etc.
Y-DNA: Y-chromosome mutations trace paternal lineages through history (Y is the male chromosome). The Y-DNA test is a scientific method used to establish genealogical kinship. Genetic Haplotypes identify geographic regions to where our forebears may have migrated, or settled (it is like a genetic surname that is traceable beyond paper records). Y-DNA tests are used to determine, scientifically, if male individuals with a similar family surname, are indeed related. The epitomy of genealogy!
There is a GROUP DISCOUNT Rate for the McDIARMID DNA Project!!!
Testing as a group is much more cost effective
A standard 12 marker DNA test is US $99 +$4 postage
This is a big saving on having an individual test done
Other family surnames can also be tested through this site
(see the RECRUITMENT page for more on pricing)
DNA testing can be far more cost effective than traditional paper-trail genealogy. Employing a genealogy researcher, or buying copies of ancient documents can be quite expensive, and at times unrewarding.
DNA testing can confirm the validity of paper records and family anecdotal evidence.
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