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From: Iain Kennedy <>
Subject: Re: [R-M222] Family Tree DNA - Clan Donnachaidh DNA Project Website
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 13:28:49 +0000
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I'm not sure what you mean by 'other large projects' but it would be interesting to have a comparison of the M222% for Stewart, Robertson and McGregor as all three have peak density in Perthshire (even if their true origins were elsewhere). The Kennedys from highland Perthshire I have tested (including myself) are a mixture but the M222 ones probably entered over the border from Lochaber.
You are right that we may never solve the general problem of how everyone of a particular surname came to acquire it, but unearthing 'background' haplotypes for areas is a start.



> Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:12:34 -0400
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> Subject: [R-M222] Family Tree DNA - Clan Donnachaidh DNA Project Website
> http://www.familytreedna.com/public/clandonnachaidh/default.aspx?section=ycolorized
> SET results to 1000. There are not that many results, however, well
> over 750 and growing all the time.
> The results of this project are similar to those of other large projects --
> Currently M222 results project wide somewhere around 100 or slightly
> under 1/7th of the published results.
> Up until DNA this clan like all others considered Surnames as chosen,
> acquired, or changed as the classification for belonging. Only the
> leadership was blood related, or attempted to be.
> If you read the candid summary of history previously posted one sees
> that they honestly state the histories are a bit murky (as most scribed
> oral histories are); however, the Clan does attempt to eek out the
> probable(s) and has embraced DNA to assist in the process.
> Will we ever really know the entire truth? Probably not. Theories are
> suggested, suggestions made which generally are revised over time as new
> discoveries and/or theories are launced.
> R1b1c7 Research and Links:
> http://clanmaclochlainn.com/R1b1c7/
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