The Laird of Monzievaird

In 1684, a small group of Scottish families left their homeland to seek their fortune in the New World. Since the venture was funded by James Drummond, the fabulously wealthy Lord Chancellor of Scotland, it was known as the Earl of Perth Expedition. Three Sutherland brothers were part of those settlers. One of them, William Sutherland, may have been our ancestor. Continue reading

Sutherland y-DNA Project

The Y-chromosome is passed down from father to son. Genealogists can trace direct paternal ancestry back hundreds of years by identifying unique attributes in male Y-chromosome. The Sutherland DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA is dedicated to comparing Y-DNA markers of male descendants of Sutherland, Sutherlin, Southerland (and related Clans/Septs) for genealogical and genetic purposes. Continue reading