This y-DNA project currently has 370 members. Only male testers who have done a Y-DNA test are eligible to join.
Thanks to the participation of the 370 male testers to date and the tireless work of administrators Joanne Cameron, Loraine Smith and Kim Taylor good progress is being made in identifying the various Cameron cadet lines with yDNA, and that is expected to continue as more men test. You should be aware that in order to determine if you match a particular cadet line, you will need to test at the highest level (BigY).
The goal of the project is the identification of the yDNA mutations that delineate the direct Lochiel line, the lines of the founding ‘tribes’ (Macgillonie, McMartin, McSorley), and the numerous cadet lines.
In addition, the aim is to identify and categorize the many yDNA signatures belonging to Camerons who are not descended from the line of the Chiefs or from one of the original ‘tribes’.
Lastly, evidence is sought that might validate or disprove any of the many legends regarding the origins of Clan Cameron. This necessarily involves analysis of results for other Clans that appear to have genetic links with the Camerons (for Group A of the project, the main stem of the Clan, this is so far some MacPhees, some MacNabs, a group of Grants, and a small group of MacMillans).
Thanks to Project administrator Joanne Cameron who recently posted the following summary of findings to date.