Donaldson men are strongly encouraged to join the Clan Donald DNA Project. Most of the 637 men whose DNA test results are already posted on the results tables for the project have names that are or can be variants of the surname MacDonald. Donaldson is one of the names that is sometimes a modified form of MacDonald, and any Donaldson male may join the project, whether he suspects that his Donaldson family may originally have been a MacDonald family or not.
This is a very good time to join the project, because companies that do DNA testing for genealogical purposes have been very competitive with each other recently, and some promotional prices have been deeply discounted. Some of these discount offers are still available, but are supposed to end soon. Donaldson researchers who have been considering DNA testing may find it worthwhile to arrange testing before these offers expire.
Those interested in the Clan Donald DNA project will want to explore the project website at:http://dna-project.clan-donald-usa.org/
Those interested in the Clan Donald DNA project may also want to look at some of my prior posts about the project on this board, on the McConnell board, and on other boards.
When comparing the various options, make sure that you are looking at the best offers from each lab. With some labs, you will need to take advantage of project discounts to get the best pricing.
Kirsten Saxe, McConnell researcher