Journal of the Clan Campbell Society (North America), Vol. 47, No. 2
The Scottish Great Highland bagpipes are the best known in the Anglophone world; however, bagpipes have been played for a millennium or more throughout large parts of Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia, including Anatolia, the Caucasus, and around the Persian Gulf.
The Campbell DNA Project was launched in October, 2002 with the purpose of trying to help genealogy researchers break through brick walls. The goal of the project is to attempt to get DNA samples of several Campbell reference lineages and to look at opportunities to link current genealogy research to these lines.
The Campbell DNA Project was initiated to augment genealogical research and to provide general insight concerning our Clan's overall history and genetic composition. DNA testing is not a substitute for genealogy research. Instead, it is a companion tool to prove or disprove research, determine relationships, and to provide clues for further research. DNA testing can be an extremely powerful tool when combined with your genealogy research. DNA testing can uncover information that was not previously known, as well as confirm your research, and get leads for further research.