Clan Campbell Genealogy from MS 1467

genelach cloinni cailin ann so cailin og mac gille easpuig mhic cailin mhic ailin mhic neill mhic ailin moir mhic gille espuig mhic dubgaill mhic donnchaidh mhic gille easpuig mhic gille colaim renabartha mac duibne mhic duibne mhic eirenai[n] mhic meirbi mhic artuir mhic iubair*.i. righ in domain gan rusan** The genealogy of the Clan […]

Even to the Twentieth Generation

That is the mark of the Scot that he stands in an attitude to the past unthinkable in Englishmen, and remembers and cherishes the memory of his forebears, good and bad, and there burns alive in him a sense of identity with the dead, even to the twentieth generation. — Robert Louis Stevenson.

Where All the Women are Strong, All the Men are Good Looking…

The inhabitants of this Island are for the most part of a good stature, strong and nimble, of a good complexion, live verie long, much addicted to hunting, arching, shooting, swimming, wherein they are expert. Their language for the most part is Irish, which is very empathetick, and for its antiquity Scaliger reckons it one […]

My DNA Kit

My DNA kit for the Clan Campbell genetic genealogy study has just arrived. Reading the instructions, suffice it to say, the cheek swabbing you see on TV is bogus. To get a really good sample, the instructions direct one to swab vigorously for sixty seconds, but I guess that’s a lot of valuable airtime for […]