Clan Morrison Society of North America (CMSNA) is sponsoring a DNA project to allow interested parties to use Y-chromosome DNA testing as a tool in their family history research.

Participation in the project is welcomed from anyone of Morrison or associated surname descent. Membership in CMSNA is not required for participation in this project. Surnames commonly associated with Morrison include Gilmore, Judge and Brieve, however spelled.

Since Y-chromosomes are only passed from father to son, the donor of the DNA for testing must be a male of Morrison descent in the paternal line. This means that the donorís father, his fatherís father, etc., as far as the line can be traced were named Morrison (or other associated surname). Females and males of Morrison descent through maternal lines may participate in the project by having a male relative of Morrison descent in the strictly paternal line supply the DNA sample for testing.