The FORBES Surname Project
FORBES Genealogy by DNA Project Goals:1.) Gain insight into the origin of the surname Forbes.2.) Establish or estimate the number of different ancestral lines found among FORBES families worldwide.3.) Trace currently known and unknown FORBES lineages to common ancestors in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and English colonies, past and present.4.) Assist genealogy researchers in identifying and validating their immigrant FORBES ancestor and/or remotest FORBES ancestor through the 25 Marker test.5.) Ancillary goals via collaboration with other DNA Projects: a. investigate genetic connections to clan septs [Bannerman, Berrie, Berry, Boyce, Boyes, Lumsden, Macouat, Macowatt, MacQuattie, MacWatt, Mechie, Mekie, Meldrum, Michie, Middleton, Walter, Walters, Watson, Watt, Watters, Wattie, Watts].b. investigate genetic connections to the URQUHART and MACKAY projects to see if there are genetic matches. Historical documents speak of the common Irish origin of the Forbes, MacKay, and Urquhart families.
Other surnames in Project
FAUBUS, FOBES, FORBES, FORBESS, FORBIS, FORBISH, FORBUS, FORBUSH, FORDICE, FORDYCE, FURBUSH
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