Graham Holton (Educator)
Graham is the Principal Tutor on the MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies by Distance Learning at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
Location Glasgow, Scotland
It is certainly a good idea to get elderly relatives to test if possible, particularly if the Y chromosome is not being carried on by younger family members. As you say, this can help take research that bit further back.
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