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From: Kenny Hedgpeth <>
Subject: Re: [DNA-NEWBIE] Matches...?
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 22:58:31 -0700
Neil - you're not alone ... I have this same issue with the results of an
uncle on my maternal side ... Irving is the surname in my case, and yes I
have that lineage researched back eight generations to a David Irvine/Irving
b. 1738, who came to [St. John's Island] Prince Edwards Island, Canada in
1775 on the Lovely Nelly ... originating from St. Mungo, Annadale, Scotland
Being that you are showing "some" McD's at the 37-marker level YOU ARE
surely a part of the Clan McDonald, and I will bet the bulk of the other
matches are more than likely sept names associated with the Clan McDonald
:) Remember surnames didn't become uniform in the British Isle until
relatively recently ...
My uncle has a combination of eleven "Erwin / Irwin / Irvin" matches at one
GD on the 12-marker level ... none of them show up again at the 25 / 37
level "/ He also currently has 42 Campbell's he matches up with in the
12-marker level ... but they too don't show up in the upper levels "/
I seen in Wikipeadia they have a notation under the Clan Irvine that says...
"Drum Castle was again sacked on May 2, 1644 by the Clan Campbell." ....
the Drum Castle was home of the Clan Irvine :) this was in the Border
Revers area of Scotland ...
Oh and don't be so disappointed in the lack of matches at the 67-marker
level ... we are still on the cutting edge [ground-floor] :)
On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 1:04 PM, macbd1 <> wrote:
> My DNA was submitted in May. There were 46 exact matches at the 12 markers
> level with only three having the McD surname (plus 18 at genetic distance 1
> of which 15 were McD's) -- then 9 exact at level 25 (none of which being
> McD), plus 34 at distance 1 (9 McD's) and 64 matches at distance 2 (3
> McD's.) At level 37 there were only 3 matches at distance 3 (no McD's) and
> 17 at distance 4 (6 McD's.) Disappointingly, there were no matches found
> level 67 markers. This is for the MacDonald project. My haplotree branch,
> data and personal info 'indicates' ancestral location in Northern Ireland
> after Scotland (all prior to 1750 or possibly earlier.) What would a
> knowledgeable person recommend as my next step toward increasing ancestral
> Thank you.
> Neil McDonald
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