Alasdair Macdonald (Educator)

Alasdair Macdonald (Educator)

Alasdair is a Teaching Fellow on the MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies by Distance Learning at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Location Edinburgh, Scotland


  • Kathy, if a 2nd cousin marries a 3rd cousin we have 'cousins marrying cousins'.

  • Thanks everyone. The chart has now been updated.

  • Carol and Jill, thanks for highlighting the problem with the image. It is being revised. Sorry about that.

  • Hello Everyone,

    I had a specific question I wished to answer - my paternal grandfather was illegitimate. Was he a 'MacDonald' or was my paternal line descended from a different 'clan'? The journey into my father line has been enlightening and has led to research in the early modern and medieval period.

    I've also contacted a whole bunch of other...