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From: "MJK" <>
Subject: RE: [KY-CENSUS] Fw: [SCT~ROOTS] Scottish DNA Tests
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 17:50:09 -0800
In-Reply-To: <000001c1b8c7$971939a0$e688d8ce@semoore5>



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From: semoore5 [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 1:20 PM
Subject: [KY-CENSUS] Fw: [SCT~ROOTS] Scottish DNA Tests

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From: "Dennice Goudie" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2002 12:33 PM
Subject: [SCT~ROOTS] Scottish DNA Tests

> *note* the above ought to be entered into your browser window in one line
> Dear All:
> There is an emerging interest in looking at the
> possibility of a Project to evaluate the use
> of DNA markers for ancestry studies in
> the Scottish Clans and Septs. There are already
> several Scottish Studies underway and several more
> are forming. Their initial results are interesting.
> The Scottish clans are very unique in that the
> Clans have been identified and family relationships
> tracked for hundreds of years. Some Clan family
> have documented histories stretching back to
> before 1000 AD ( and some back to 500AD) .
> So this leads to some interesting possibilities
> of identifying current clan family members and
> determining if the Scottish ancestry line can
> be identified. Some have cautioned: be careful
> because you may find out that you are not who
> you think you are :-). Non-paternity events
> were as frequent then as they are now.
> There is also an interesting mailing list here on
> Rootsweb : .
> It turns out that A couple of factors make this
> a very interesting study for the Clans to be
> involved in.
> A: The mtDNA passes down the mother to daughter
> line. ( All of her children receive the MtDna
> but only the daugher passes it on.) So all the
> current children can provide mtDNA. The matriarch
> of the family becomes clearly identified and her
> ancestry traceable. Scottish history is one of the few in
> the world where female lineage was often documented.
> Iceland is another. Note that non paternity events
> don't occur very often in this DNA since obviously
> the mother knows her daughter is her offspring.
> B: The Y DNA passes only from father to son. Then the
> tests can see if there is a line of potential coordination
> between the written documentation and the Y DNA
> markers.
> C: The Most Recent Common Ancestor ( MRCA) should
> also give some interesting insights into the common
> ancestor lines that they may share.
> There are some other fine points of the DNA identification
> and you can find out a lot more in the archives of the
> mailing list.
> Anybody that is really interested in participating
> should please reply to me at the email address below
> or reply to this message post.
> Then just list only your interest, surname , contact info
> and potential Clan association. I don't want to
> clog up the archives with a lot of "me too" emails
> and board posts. :-) Any comments or questions are
> appropriate to post.
> Someone will then contact you for further details and
> how to proceed. Please note there will probably be
> cost of some amount for the DNA test. I don't know
> what that amount is for the test, but it is probably about
> $250. My initial survey indicates that we will want
> the 23 marker DNA test to get some definitive answers.
> I expect to get more details next week.
> We are also interested in obtaining Volunteers to
> assist on the Project committee
> in the various aspects of this massive project. We need
> someone to select and co-ordinate the Labs, handle
> the Project co-ordination with each Clan etc. The role
> of Project Manager is also needed desperately.
> Please feel free to pass this message along to other
> mailing lists and boards that may have a high per centage
> of Scottish Clan or Sept descendants.
> Should be an interesting database over the months and
> years :-)
> Best Regards
> John A Hansen
> Clan Board and List Admin
> ------------
> to subscribe
> subscribe
> ^^^^ above in the body of the email
> ==== SCOTLAND-ROOTS Mailing List ====
> The archives for the list are located here:
> and

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