The Red Tower, May 2022 -
The May 2022 issue of the Red Tower Journal is now available
for viewing and download from the
The Red Tower Journals
(updated 04 May 2022)
Clan Gathering 2022 -
POSTPONED to 2024 due to COVID
To All Members,
The board of directors met Sunday afternoon (9/19/21) to discuss the current issues
around the covid restrictions. The restrictions the United States Government, the
Scottish Government, and the airlines are placing on people who want to travel to
and from Scotland makes it very difficult to plan for any big event. Some of the
details of the restrictions are as follows:
- The Airlines are requiring all passengers to be vaccinated to travel.
- Scotland is requiring all visitors be vaccinated with a two dose vaccine.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is not recognized.
- Scotland is requiring a negative PCR test no more than three days from the
day of travel. If you arrive at the airport and Customs determines your
test is too old or you test positive there at the airport they will deny entry.
- Masks will be required for group events over 20 people.
- If you get a breakthrough case in Scotland, then you will be required to
quarantine for at least 10 days at your expense in the hotel.
- The United States is requiring a negative PCR test within three days before
traveling back to the U.S.
- The United States has also classified the UK as a level 4, Do Not Travel,
due to the virus.
I do not know the specific rules for Canada or Australia, but I have been told by
a member in Australia he had to cancel because he might not be able to get himself
or his family back in the country.
Due to the ongoing evolution of this pandemic and the resulting restrictions
governments are having to impose to keep people safe, the board of directors
has decided to postpone the Scotland Gathering until 2024. Further information
will be coming out in future e-mails and The Red Tower regarding the 2022
gathering and election of officers.
Clan Galbraith President
(updated 21 Sep 2021)
New Members of Clan Galbraith Society -
- Laura Beck from Indianapolis, Indiana, US (4/12/22)
- Tanner Culbreth from Inman, South Carolina, US (5/1/22)
- Kristina Ferrara from Fallston, Maryland, US (11/17/21)
- Audrey Fox from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2/20/22)
- Christopher Gene Galbraith from Seminole, Oklahoma, US (11/1/21)
- Alan M Galbraith from Plympton-Wyoming, Ontario, Canada (4/21/22)
- David J Galbraith from Altoona, Pennsylvania, US (4/30/22)
- Erin F Galbraith from Park Ridge, Illinois, US (2/7/22)
- Evan Galbraith from Lynnwood, Washington, US (4/4/22)
- George K Galbraith from Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia (3/7/22)
- James Raymond Galbraith from Mitchell, Ontario, Canada (1/23/22)
- Joan Galbraith from Erie, Pennsylvania, US (12/7/21)
- Jon Galbraith from Green Bay, Wisconsin, US (11/24/21)
- Michael Robert Galbraith from Surprise, Arizona, US (12/2/21)
- Patrick W Galbraith from Scranton, Pennsylvania, US (2/20/22)
- Peter A Galbraith from Lakeway, Texas, US (11/9/21)
- Robert Lee Galbraith from Delta, Ohio, US (12/6/21)
- Robert Leroy Galbraith III from Phoenix, Arizona, US (12/5/21)
- Robert Paul Galbraith from Clinton, Arkansas, US (1/16/22)
- Scott Galbraith from Colorado Springs, Colorado, US (3/18/22)
- Tom Galbraith from Phoenix, Arizona, US (12/2/21)
- John Wallace Galbreath from Winston Salem, North Carolina, US (11/24/21)
- Kimberly Dawn Galbreath from Lenexa, Kansas, US (2/8/22)
- Scott E Galbreath from Sacramento, California, US (11/3/21)
- M. David Gilbreath from Carthage, Tennessee, US (11/19/21)
- Robert Mark Gilbreath from Emsdale, Ontario, Canada (2/7/22)
- Shawn Gilbreath from Weatherford, Texas, US (11/29/21)
- Peter Grant from Hanmer Springs, Canterbury, New Zealand (12/30/21)
- Kevin Lee Helms from Athens, Tennessee, US (3/23/22)
- Diane Jackson from Seattle, Washington, US (12/2/21)
- Sarah Linster from Colorado Springs, Colorado, US (12/12/21)
- Delores Moore from Mt. Hood Parkway, Oregon, US (12/12/21)
- Jennifer Moseley from Madison, Alabama, US (12/26/21)
- Teresa Putman from Guntersville, Alabama, US (3/18/22)
- Jennifer Romasco from Gaithersburg, Maryland, US (3/20/22)
- Janie Shriver from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, US (12/5/21)
- Alan Stillman from Cazenovia, New York, US (1/14/22)
- Christopher Struk from Tallahassee, Florida, US (1/25/22)
- Caleb Whitten from Cookeville, Tennessee, US (12/6/21)
- Barbara Jean Wisor from Commerce City, Colorado, US (12/12/21)
(updated 2 May 2022)
Returning Members of Clan Galbraith Society -
- Lyneve Amoore (#1105) from Menora, Western Australia (re-joined 3/6/22)
- Kent W Carlisle (#958) from Corinth, Texas, US (re-joined 1/7/22)
- James H. Culbreth Jr. (#1481) from West Jefferson, North Carolina, US (re-joined 3/16/22)
- Alan Davis from Scottsdale, Arizona, US (#1457) (re-joined 1/8/22)
- David Gilbreath (#98) from Marietta, Georgia, US (re-joined 11/3/21)
- Starra Keen (#1579) from Stonewall, Louisiana, US (re-joined 3/14/22)
- Alexander Rudolph (#1358) from Los Angeles, California, USA (re-joined 12/8/21)
- Olivia Rudolph (#1357) from Denver, Colorado, USA (re-joined 12/8/21)
- Kimberly Shock (#1148) from Saint Joseph, Missouri, US (re-joined 11/7/21)
- Diane Weiss (#1124) from Boston Georgia, US (re-joined 3/25/22)
- John D. Williams (#392) from Ocean Park, Washington, US (re-joined 3/10/22)
(updated 2 May 2022)
We are sad to report the passing of longtime fellow Clan Galbraith member
Charles Richard Galbraith (member #294). His obituary, as reported in
The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, follows:
Charles Richard Galbraith
February 8, 1931 - March 27, 2022
91, of New Florence went home to be with the Lord and the love of his life, his wife, Doris,
on March 27, 2022. He was born on February 8, 1931, in Johnstown. Son of the late
Charles and Olive (Robinson) Galbraith, he met his wife Doris (Fritz) in 1941 in the
one-room Tubmill Schoolhouse located across the road from their home. After attending
Penn State, he married his childhood sweetheart in 1951 but was soon drafted and
served in the US Army from 1952-1954. After fulfilling his service obligation,
they purchased their home located across the road from the Tubmill school. They
spent nearly the next 66 years building a beautiful life and family together making
everlasting memories until Doris' passing in 2017.
After serving in the US Army during the Korean war from 1952-1954 in San Antonio, Texas,
Dad retired from Bethlehem Steel on March 30, 1985, after working for over 35 years.
He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, quilting with his wife, Doris, (anything as long as
Mom was with him), being outdoors, hunting, morel mushrooms, his porches and especially
his back porch in the later years, and time with family and children. His neighbors
(Valerie and Jeff Boring and Beth Fishter) were of great company to him nearly every day
for the past several years.
He had a strong faith in God and loved his church where he served as an elder and
Sunday School teacher.
Dad's favorite football team was, of course, the Penn State Nittany Lions. His second
favorite team was our Pittsburgh Steelers.
He is survived by his loving children Cathy (Mrs. Roger) Melville of Hanover,
Charles W. and Donna (Shearer) Galbraith of Seven Fields, David and Debra (Betton) Galbraith
of Michigan, Daniel and JoAnn (Frick) Galbraith of Greensburg; grandchildren
Melissa (Mrs. James) Heming, Crystal (Mrs. David) Stockmaster,
Brenton and Caitlin (O'Connor) Galbraith, Nolan Galbraith and husband Tony Jones,
Tiffany (Mrs. Steven) Rau, Bradley and Lauren Galbraith; and great grandchildren
James Heming, Zachary Stockmaster and Evelyn Galbraith. He is preceded in death by
his wife Doris Galbraith, parents Charles and Olive (Robinson) Galbraith, brother
Harold Galbraith, sister Lucille Heming and great granddaughter Gabrielle Heming.
Friends received 4-8 pm Thursday at Kenneth A. Stuart Funeral Home, 139 Ligonier St.,
New Florence and 10 till time of service 11 am Friday at Trinity Presbyterian Church,
117 Chestnut Street, New Florence. Rev. Dr. Richard Sweeny officiating. Interment
West Fairfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Charles name may
be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, PO Box D, New Florence, PA 15944. Online
condolences may be left at www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com
Published on March 29, 2022
The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
link to obit
(30 Mar 2022)
This is an interesting and great example of why we are interested in DNA. Some
theorists have surmised that Galbraith may be a descriptive surname of people
who lived in the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde and spoke Cumbric, a now extinct
language close to early Welsh and spoken by early Britons, and not just one family.
DNA Testing Dispels a Genealogical Myth
- From Dana Love, Clan Autosomal DNA Director, via FB post of 1/1/2022:
Happy New Year! Here is a recap of our latest DNA statistics for 2021 from the Galbraith DNA project
and ClanGalbraith.org! We categorize our DNA participants by biological Galbraith group based on the
YDNA of male Galbraith surnamed participants in a particular line. We added 22% more YDNA kits vs
last year's 3% and autosomal kits (Ancestry, 23andme, FTDNA, My Heritage) continue to grow
(26% vs 13% last year.) This past year we focused on upgrading YDNA kits to the BigY700 and we
continue to focus on getting autosomal kits to the free site GEDmatch.com. We now have more
BigY700 kits in the project than any other YDNA test category! These two factors will help
link historical lines together and we are excited that it is already beginning to do that for us.
Besides this, we hope to be able to make the Ungrouped category a lower number and place some of
those into other Groups. If you are in the ungrouped category, you can help us by looking for a
male Galbraith to test. We have a kit in progress from Australia, that is going to help solve
that equation for members in Australia, Canada, Hawaii, and Northern Ireland. If you haven't
joined our DNA project, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You never know
when your DNA may help another member.