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… four Grierson families all have documented connections to SW Scotland, with a span of 150 – 350 years according to the various records. One representative is located in the USA, two are in England, one is in Australia. None have a direct family legend of descent from the Lag family, although one has a connecting historical claim.

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DNA stalking in the Nith Valley

February 2, 2013 – 3:17 pm | Comments Off
DNA Stalking

… four Grierson families all have documented connections to SW Scotland, with a span of 150 – 350 years according to the various records. One representative is located in the USA, two are in England, one is in Australia. None have a direct family legend of descent from the Lag family, although one has a connecting historical claim.

Why DNA testing helps genealogy

January 9, 2013 – 1:14 pm |
Rob Roy

My Great Grandfather dictated some notes about 110 years ago, in which he stated that he believed an ancestor had changed his name from MacGregor to Grierson and that this MacGregor had been a member of the Glengyle family. I of course, in turn, believed the legend, and over many years spent much fruitless research time in trying to establish the connection with Rob Roy’s family. When DNA testing became available some years ago, it offered the possibility of proving or disproving such a connection, so I decided to make a study of the process.