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Ancestral Scotland Ltd. is a Company Limited by Guarantee (SC244818) first registered in 2003

The Directors are: David John Bruce Durie
David Donald Alexander James Durie

Ancestral Scotland Ltd. is based in Edinburgh, Scotland





DNA test interpretation

Confused by what your DNA results mean? Have them interpreted. Unclear on Y-DNA, autosomal DNA and mitochondrial-DNA? Guidance is here.

Y-DNA - this can link you to genetic relatives as far back as 1,000 years distant.

autosomal DNA - cousin matches 5 to 6 generations back, plus "ethnicity estimates" which are unreliable

mitochondrial DNA - maternal line from a male or a female

Y-DNA - This tracks a man's paternal line (to his father, grandfather, etc.)
Cannot be taken by females, but find a male close relative (for example, brother, father, grandfather paternal cousin, paternal uncle) with the appropriate surname. Click here for more.
Autosomal DNA (at-DNA) - research all lines back 5 to 6 generations.
Mistrust ethnicity estimates. Click here for more.
Mitochondrial DNA (mt-DNA) - tracks a man or woman to his or her mother, her mother etc.)
Can be taken by males or females. Click here for more.

Ancestral Scotland Ltd. recommends and will only interpret test results from Family Tree DNA -

  If you have been tested by another company, it may be possible to transfer some of these results into the Family Tree DNA database.

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