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What is DNA telling us about our Flemish origins?

This posting is part of the blog series on themes that will be addressed at the June 2016 conference in St. Andrews. This posting looks at the content of the DNA session. Overview Genetic genealogical analysis has developed rapidly in … Continue reading

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Scotland and the Flemish People Conference, 16 and 17 June

Dear readers, Over the coming weeks we will be using this blog to update you on the conference on Scotland and the Flemish People that will take place in St Andrews on 16th and 17th of June.  If you wish to register for … Continue reading

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Scottish Families with Possible Flemish Origins – A Summary

Over the past two years this blog has played host to a number of postings that have sought to provide evidence of a Flemish root for some specific Scottish families. This blog posting summarises the state of play so far. … Continue reading

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The Murray, Sutherland and Douglas families: were they related and were they Flemish?

Genetic genealogical analysis has developed rapidly in recent years with new techniques being applied to an ever increasing volume of data from samples of DNA taken from individuals, much of it pertaining to Y-DNA passed down through the male line. This … Continue reading

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Additional Scottish Families with Possible Flemish Roots

Two weeks ago a blog posting examined a number of families that may, with varying degrees of probability, have Flemish roots. This blog posting examines a further two families – Bishop and Spalding – that may have had their origins … Continue reading

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The Flemish and the game of ‘curling’

Basically curling is a team game in which contestants slide heavy stones over a flat ice surface towards a specific target. The team that gets closest to the target is the winner.  As with golf (blog posting dated November 20, … Continue reading

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More Scottish Families with Possible Flemish Roots

Over the last two years this blog has featured postings written by authors who have extensively researched their families and have concluded that they have Flemish roots. In this posting we draw your attention to a number of other names … Continue reading

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“The Lightsome Lindsays” – Roots and Branches

Early Scottish Charters bear witness to the name “de Lindeseia” back as early as 1116; a name which evolved through common usage to become “Lindsay” under the convention of Scottish surnames.  Was Walter de Lindsay related to the Flemish Gilbert … Continue reading

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In the Name of the French Father

This blog posting, prepared by Dr Maarten Larmuseau, describes how a study of surnames led to genetic proof for a 16th century migration of French Catholics to Flanders. The work demonstrates, among other things, the fluidity in movement of the … Continue reading

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Scotland and the Flemish People Conference 2016

Background We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Conference on Scotland and the Flemish People that will take place at the University of St Andrews on 16 -17 June 2016. Details on how to register … Continue reading

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