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Welcome to the  Clan Cameron DNA Project Website

Inspired by other surname projects, we are working to compile all of the information in our project that participants are willing to share, make some sense of it, and make it more accessible to you.

Some highlights

  • who is related to who and how closely…see Participant Groups
  • what Cameron ancestors are represented in the Project…see Oldest Known Ancestors
  • NEWFamily Trees of project participants are being uploaded to a database as they are provided by participants. Use the database search function to find the Oldest Known Ancestors to locate specific families.

News/ Blog


Results from a new Big Y test for our oldest documented line shows that there is a new genetic marker that might be able to distinguish some of our old Scottish families from one another.

The marker is called MC14

Testing for this one marker is pretty cheap. It can be done for about $25 from

I would STRONGLY  recommend anyone with Y DNA results that fits into the following groups to test for this maker:

  • Quebec Templeton Camerons
  • Clunes Camerons
  • Lochaber Ft-William
  • James Cameron of Quebec
  • anyone who has not been assigned a group and has a genetic distance of 4 or less from kit 144395

There is a possibility we could have more markers that could even potentially distinguish the five different ancient branches of the Clan. However, in order to determine that, we would need more folks to take the Big Y test.  This test is expensive and has run between $550 and $695.



Web Page Development Ideas

These pages are a work in progress, so please excuse any typos, inadvertent omissions, and pages under construction . We thought it was more important to get information out there before every one was fixed. As we move ahead we would love to add refinements like:

  • more information from participants about their family trees–hunches, what they are looking for, etc.
  • maps showing locations of oldest known ancestors
  • long-standing debates or genealogical puzzles that DNA could answer