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From: "Judy A. (MacPhee) LeDrew" <>
Subject: [SCT-ISLEOFMULL] DNA
Date: Sun, 05 Nov 2006 00:07:48 -0400
Yes....my family has participated in a DNA study, with wonderful
results! Since I am a female "MacPhee", my brother was the one to take
the test. Our surname project may be found here:
We had the first 'exact match' for this project, and here is the wording
that is now contained on the website:
> One pair in group 1 match on all 12 markers that they have tested.
> This gives a 50% probability of a common ancestor within the last 14.5
> generations or 362 years. Given that both participants have the same
> surname, then it was quite likely that the common ancestor was post -
> 1640. The participants have genealogies stretching back to the mid
> 1700's in Argyll, Scotland, and in fact, this match has allowed the
> common ancestor to now be identified in the paper records.
> This was the first match for the project and an exciting landmark. It
> will be interesting to see further matches as the project grows. The
> descendents of the two listed as matching live in Prince Edward
> Island, Canada and Australia. Such is the spread of the
> McDuffie/MacFie diaspora. Thanks to the project they have positively
> identified a common ancestor in the paper records.
This testing, along with 'the paper trail', established that the current
'Clan Commander' of Clan Macfie, A.C. (Sandy) McPhie of Australia, is
our 4th cousin. Since that time, we have been in contact with other
Australian cousins as well.
With our wonderful results, I would certainly recommend a DNA project to
anyone........however, I am not sure how a 'geographic' project, as
opposed to a 'surname' project, would, or could, work. Someone with
much more knowledge than I possess, would have to answer that.
>Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2006 13:42:34 -0500
>From: "frank mcgonigal" <>
>Subject: [SCT-ISLEOFMULL] DNA
>Has anyone on the MULL list ever had their Y DNA or Mtdna done ?
>I had my Y DNA done some time ago,but that only relates to my Irish McGonigal name,the Y DNA is passed down from father to son,and it must be a male with the same name who gets tested.
>I'm thinking of having a Mtdna test done as well,to see what the results would be.
>I'm not exactly sure how it works at the moment,but I believe it would trace my mothers McCOLL line etc. from Mull.
>I wonder if we could start an Isle of Mull DNA project ?.,both Y DNA and Mtdna.
>Frank McGonigal Ont.Canada.
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