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Welcome to the home page of the Clan Hamilton Society.

We invite you to learn more about the Hamiltons, our Society's activities and your Scottish heritage. Click on the left side bar links and take the complete tour through the many pages. Our site is updated very frequently, so make a bookmark and come back often.

Be sure and check out the MEMBERSHIP page. We invite you to join your fellow Hamilton Family members world wide for the many benefits of membership in the Clan Hamilton Society. 

Also check the Calendar of Events to find a Scottish Festival close to your hometown. And visit the Clan Hamilton tent at those games where we have a presence. For our members, there is always special hospitality to be found at the Clan Hamilton tent.


Click here to view a video history of Clan Hamilton.


2017 Clan Hamilton Tour of Scotland has been scheduled. Click here for details.   

Point of Contact is Clan Hamilton Treasurer.


Clan Hamilton will Be the Honored Clan at the 2016 Stone Mountain Games!!

This year the Clan Hamilton Society will welcome his grace, the Duke of Hamilton to the 2016 Stone Mountain games in October. In anticipation of our honored clan status for these games, the Clan Council has been hard at work planning an annual meeting and member dinner to be held on Saturday night of the games. If you have ever thought about coming to these wonderful games held on the grounds of Stone Mountain, now is the time!

Game Details, Hotel and Clan Dinner Info is here.



Hamilton Family DNA Project2/24/2005

The Hamilton Genealogical Society has organized a DNA project for the male line of the Hamilton family. The DNA project uses DNA markers from the male Y chromosome (reason for males only) to trace family origins. This project can provide valuable clues to possible linkage to various families past those in documented  form. 


For the latest results visit site  Latest Hamilton DNA Results.

Some highlights of the current summary are the following. Results are given for over 70 participants. About two thirds of the participants can be placed in one of seven different groups (A to G) with reasonably close matches within each group. Groups A and B are the most populous with about half of all participants in one or the other of these groups. The Group D participants are all documented descendants of Alexander Hamilton, a USA founding father and first secretary of the treasury, so his DNA profile is now known. Most of the participants were not aware of any relationship to other participants so those who match others in the various groups now have new avenues to explore the derivation of their lines. Thus, I would like to encourage each of you to consider participating in the project because it may help you unravel details of your Hamilton line. 

 Most of these participants were previously unaware of the relationships that the DNA results turned up. As we obtain more results we are beginning to see relationships among several people with known ancestors from Ireland, Scotland, and the early American colonies. Thus, each of you is encouraged to consider having your Hamilton line DNA analyzed; the more participants we have, the more possibilities for finding new relationships and extending the knowledge of your Hamilton line. To make it easier to participate, the application procedure has been
simplified and streamlined; visit (Hamilton DNA Project) for details.

Check it out. And if you are a male with the Hamilton surname, consider participation in the program. The more participants that we have the better we will be able to understand the results.

Further information about the Hamilton DNA project can be found at the web site for Hamilton DNA Project.

The information on these pages has been compiled from numerous sources and is by no means complete. Your Hamilton Web Master solicits and welcomes comments or information concerning these pages.

For additional information about the Clan Hamilton Society , please contact our Clan historian:

Philip G. Dixon
Clan Hamilton Society
P.O. Box 1245
Summerville,, SC 29484-1245

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