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Have you had your DNA tested?

By Edward (Ed) Nisbet, Secretary

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Our DNA Coordinator, Jean Skar, has posted on Facebook several interesting facts about the various Nesbitt/Nisbet's spellings. Did you know that how your ancestor's spelled their surname could be a clue about their origin? For example, NISBET is predominately from Scotland, also Shetland and Orkney. NESBIT is predominantly from England and seems to have spread into Scotland. And NESBITT is from the UK and Ireland but predominantly found in Ireland.

If you are serious about your genealogy research and learning more about your ancestors, have your DNA tested from Ancestry, My Heritage or 23 and me and load your DNA results up to FTDNA,, where the Nisbet/Nesbitt Society has a DNA surname project. You will learn more about your ancestors and connect with other NN cousins. It will also be a great help to build our Nesbitt/Nisbet database.

Newsletter Articles Needed

By Edward (Ed) Nisbet, Secretary

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The winter edition of our N/N Newsletter was just released. As we search for a new Content Editor, let me remind you that the Editor is not the only person who can research, write and submit articles. In fact, he encourages all members to submit articles. The articles don't have to be long, detailed compositions. We all have N/N family stories that would be interesting to all members. Maybe there is a N/N historical location near you of interest. Check out its history and write an article. Or maybe share grandma Nesbitt's famous biscuit recipe (better ask her first). Send your article to our new Production Editor, Donnita Fisher, at I hope to see your story in an upcoming Newsletter. Ed Nisbet, Secretary

Membership Renewal Options

By Edward (Ed) Nisbet, Secretary

Friday, June 19, 2020

Hi Members, Just a reminder that when you are ready to renew your membership, we have recently added more options for you than just the single year renewal. So, consider showing your support for the Society by using one of the following options: a) 5-year; discounted to $100 b)10-year; discounted to $175 c) auto-renewal; set it and forget it, your renewal and payment are automatic Let me hear from you if you need more information Click Here . Ed Nisbet, Secretary