In Memoriam: Ron Lindsay

Lindsay/Lindsey researchers recently lost a genuine giant: Ron Lindsay of San Jose, California. Ron was a pioneer in the use of DNA in family history research for Lindsay/Lindsey families. He also created and continually updated the “Clan Lindsay” website, complete with YDNA results, powerpoint charts, and more information than you can shake a stick at. He connected Lindsay/Lindsey researchers with each other. He wrote and published a massive volume about his North Carolina Lindsay family. He shepherded, agonized over, and (as a practical matter) birthed the Lindsay/Lindsey Family DNA project, which features a co-administrator for each one of the distinct Lindsay YDNA groups. Ron recruited each administrator, and trained his own replacement when he realized that he hadn’t long to live. He was one darn fine family history researcher.

He was also a good friend. And a Lindsey cousin. I will miss our email exchanges.

Here is a link to his his obituary. 

And here is a link to the Clan Lindsay website.

RIP, my friend.



One thought on “In Memoriam: Ron Lindsay”

  1. Thank you for posting this remembrance of Ron Lindsay, Robin. All of us with Lindsay/Lindsey roots are deeply indebted to Ron for organizing the DNA project, and for all the work he did for many years on it.

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