One of the key goals of our Society is to be a resource with regard to our Scottish Heritage. To that end, we have several programs to assist you in determining your MacCallum, McCollum, Malcolm heritage.
Clan Data base: Thanks to the efforts of Oscar McCollum and his family, we maintain a listing of approximately 57 thousand family related names. This data base is comprised of names, dates and other pertinent information that has been amassed by the society. To determine if there is any information on your family with the data base, please submit an inquiry to Neil McCallum. We will make every attempt to respond within the week.
Genealogy/Family History: Over the years, our society has collected a number of family trees from our members. The internet has been a wonderful source of information to draw from. The listing to the left is just a few of the collections that we have information on. We also maintain a membership to Ancestry.com © and will be happy to perform research as time permits.
Please submit family history information or inquiries to Neil McCallum.
DNA Project: Within the last 10 years, the science of the sequencing of our DNA has provided a wonderful source of information to connect us to our past. Our Society maintains a project within the FamilyTreeDNA © system. The Y chromosome contains information with regard to our paternal lines. The Y chromosome is passed from male to male down through the centuries. By mapping this Y chromosome it is easy to be able to see which family you are likely from and to be able to focus the paper search of family records. Our project is currently tracking approximately 24 separate lines of MacCallum and Malcolms. The process of being tested is very simple. You purchase a kit from FamilyTreeDNA.com and submit 3 cheek swabs. In about 6 weeks you will receive your results. We will assist you in interpreting the results. There are also Family Finder DNA kits to assist both men and women in determining their heritage. For more information, please contact Neil McCallum.
Findagrave.com is an excellent source of information about graves all over the world. There are approximately 100,000,000 graves listed through the contributions of volunteers. Many of the listings also have photos of the grave and biography’s. At present there are 5,000 McCallum’s, 10,000 McCollum’s and 4,000 Malcolms listed.