Sutherland DNA Project

 Join Project

 Options for joining the Caithness and Sutherland DNA Project:


1. Order a test at Family Tree DNA (FTDNA)

Click on the link below to order a Y-DNA test. You'll be directed to the Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) website where you can order your Y-DNA test kit. You will recieve a price discount on your order by joining the Caithness and Sutherland DNA Project. We strongly recommend either the Y-DNA 67 or Y-DNA 111 as the others are insufficient for our project purposes. Once you order your test, you will be able to join the Caithness and Sutherland DNA Project: 


2. Already tested with FTDNA?

Follow this link to join the project. Enter your kit number and password. After entering your kit number and password, your will be re-directed to the "Join Page". Press the orange "Join" button in the lower right hand corner of the page:


3. Already tested with another lab? 

First, simply email us your Y-STR (alleles/markers) results, and we will include them in our Caithness and Sutherland DNA results.

Second, if you wish to "officially" join the Caithness and Sutherland DNA Project at Family Tree DNA (FTDNA), and have access to FTDNA haplogroup projects and other tests they offer, you must re-test with FTDNA as they do not accept transfer of results from other labs.

Update: 8/10/11 - Family Tree DNA now accepts 3rd party results from DNAHeritage, Ancestry or Genetree. Go to the FTDNA website for more information on how to transfer your results from one of these labs to FTDNA.

FTDNA offers reduced prices for re-testing or additional testing. If you choose this option, please sign up for the 37 (minimum) or 67 marker test at FTDNA through their discount program. Then, you can officially join our surname project. This is the way to order the test at the discount:

4. National Geografic also has a DNA testing project called "The Genografic Project" that we recommend. Their 'Geno 2.0' results can easily be transferred to the FTDNA Caithness and Sutherland project because NatGeo utilizes the FTDNA laboratory to perform their testing. The link to the NatGeo project is:

Enjoy the informative NatGeo promo video below: