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From: "gerry" <>
Subject: Re: [SCT-ISLEOFMULL] DNA
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2006 09:42:26 +1100
A Mull DNA project is a clever idea and I would fully support it.I have had
good results from Family Tree DNA from the Wilson project. My paternal
Grandmother Catherine Campbell married a William Wilson from SW Donegal who
was Scottish /Irish they lived near Donegal Town on St. Johns Point
near,Inver,Dunkinelly etc..Williams father John took his family to Bradford
Ont. in 1862.Finding Irish records is much harder than Scottish ones but
help was on its way.A Ken Wilson from Minn.USA got in touch with me because
his family was from there too.We exchanged family pictures and he decided
we should do a DNA test with my oldest Cousin Kenn Wilson from Sioux Lookout
Ont.I was a bit shy to ask because I had only just located him by taking an
ad in the Manitoba newspapers because the Wilson/Campells had moved there.A
nice person sent the ad to Glenn who wrote to me within a week. Glenn is a
real sweety and was very glad to do the test.Recently I contacted DNA Family
Tree to ask if we could use Kenn for their Campbell project .I was told we
need to the direct male Campbell line ie Glenns grandmother was a Campbell
.We have to find a living male Campbell. Because digging up my Hector and
Donald Campbells up would be considered goulish and possibley illegal l have
have been looking in Ont. for male Campbell cousins. Recently a very nice
cousin who is the result of Hector Campells 2nd wife Susan Kennedy got in
touch with me.She is a keen reseacher and we are making some progress.Her
ggrandfather was a Mckinnon who married into my Campbell line.
ps Hey frank we may be related on the Irish side
many regards Gerry
----- Original Message -----
From: "frank mcgonigal" <>
Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2006 7:20 AM
Subject: Re: [SCT-ISLEOFMULL] DNA
> Hi Mary
> I think that a Mull DNA project would be especially fruitful,because it is
> an Island,and as such may show original inhabitants and those who came
> I'm just throwing the idea around at the moment,because the Family Tree
> website has many projects on the go and they seem to be very popular.
> The chair at the Halton Peel branch of the Ontario Geneological Society
> mentioned it one day,she said that it proved that two groups of hers were
> related by using DNA.
> Elaine Robinson may have more info on this.
> It's not that cheap in the long run,but the first 12 marker test is not
> expensive,and it can prove that certain groups are related.
> My experience with my Y DNA test has proved that I belong to the North
> Irish group,it's called the R1b1c7
> The Univ.of Dublin did a project on it.
> My problem is to find RECENT McGonigals and variant spellings willing to
> take the test.
> So far all I know is that I'm definitely a McGonigal and my ancestors
> originated in North West Ireland,but further back they could have come
> Spain and/or Europe.
> I just have the big picture at the moment with ties to Milesians from
> Spain,and/or Nial of the Nine Hostages and a Chief called Conghail which
> became Mac Conghail
> Thus McGonigal.
> A Mull project could have greater potential,because of the number of
> with recent ties and paper trails.
> The National Geographic has a "Genographic Project" and has excellent info
> on DNA etc.at it's web site.
> Frank McGonigal Ont.Canada
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ron & Mary Harris" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, November 04, 2006 2:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [SCT-ISLEOFMULL] DNA
>> Sounds like a worthwhile project. There are supposedly 2 lots of
>> on Mull - 1 that came from Glenorchy 250+ years ago
>> Mary Fletcher Harris
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