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In Fintry, Stirlingshire
Scotland it is now a hotel but once was the ancestral home of Clan
Galbraith; built in 1296. This castle replaced the clan stronghold
of Inchgalbraith in Loch Lomond. Other Galbraith castles included
Gartconnel, Balgair, Balvie, Bannachra, Bardowie, Barskimming,
Craigmaddie, Garscadden, Mains, as well as Kincaid House. All were
located between Stirling and Glasgow.
free to access our rich collection of greater than fifteen thousand
pages of documents which has proven to be invaluable to those
researching their Galbraith (or other spelling) history. Wills,
obituaries, books, marriage, birth and death records are included in
The Clan Galbraith Society also publishes a
quarterly newsletter, The Red Tower, available online, which
includes informative articles about family history and current news
from our global membership.
A Clan gathering is held every
two years. See previous events.
Clan journal The Red Tower
Clan Galbraith Society (CGA) is actively seeking members
interested in their Galbraith family history and Scottish customs.
We are a worldwide family with
diverse interests bound together by our Scottish heritage.
name Galbraith is reportedly from the Gaelic words
“Clan-a-Bhreatannich” or “children of the foreigner Briton”. Our
newsletter title 'The Red Tower', was taken from ancient
verse, which was translated to the following:
Galbraith of the Red Tower
Noblest of the Albannic
The Red Tower is recognized as referring to Dumbarton Castle, former
seat of the Royal House of Strathclyde.
All interested male
Galbraiths (or other spellings) are invited to join us in our
Galbraith surname Y-DNA project.
Free or subsidized yDNA tests for males with the Galbraith
name may be available depending on
your Galbraith lineage. Autosomal tests for both men & women may
also be subsidized in certain circumstances. 3 years free membership
may also given to those testing their yDNA with us. (conditions
Clan DNA Project
is open to those persons
related by blood or marriage to the Galbraith Clan, or who can
establish a reasonable presumption of direct descent from an
ancestor meeting the name requirement. This shall include the
surnames: Calbreath, Colbath, Colbreath, Culbreath, Galberth,
Galbreath, Galbreth, Gilbraith, Gilbreath, Gilbreth, Gilreath,
Kilbreath, Kilbreth, Kulbeth, or any of the other spelling variants
of the Galbraith surname.
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