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Scottish Clan DNA Testing

Scottish Clan DNA Testing

Posted: 30 Jan 2002 2:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear All:

There is an emerging interest in looking at the
possibility of developing a database of the
DNA markers for the Scottish Clans and Septs.

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 : Genealogy-DNA-L@rootsweb.com.

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
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 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.

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 :-) Was that my Chief ???

Best Regards
John A Hansen
jahansen@qwest.net
Clan Board and List Admin

Re: Scottish Clan DNA Testing/MCPHEE BLOOD LINE TO KING KENNETH MACALPINE?

Posted: 14 Aug 2002 12:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Apr 2006 9:45PM GMT
IV BEEN TOLD THAT ARE FAMILY IS THE BLOOD LINE OF THE LAST CHIEF OF MCPHEE FROM COLONSAY ISLAND ARGYLSHIRE SCOTLAND. ALSO THEY DID FIND A VIKING KING BURRIED ON COLONSAY IN HIS SHIP, WITH HIS WOMAN A HORSE, AND SOME COINS DATED 832AD TO 850AD THAT'S THE TIME OF KING KENNETH MACALPINE WHO THE MCPHEE'S ARE SAID TO BE OF DECENT! . THE MACGREGOR,AND MACKINION,MACNAB'S ARE ALSO BUT HE WAS NOT BURRIED ON THERE ISLAND WAS HE? THIS DNA STUDDY IS OF GREAT INTERST TO ME I LOVE THE IDEA! . TEST THE WOMAN ON THE SHIP, TEST THE KING, TEST THE MACDUFFIE'S BURRIED ON COLONSAY, TEST ME. WELL PRO REGE AND BY THE BY CURRIE'S ARE MCPHEE'S TOO

Re: Scottish Clan DNA Testing

Thomas W. Corey (View posts)
Posted: 30 Dec 2004 3:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Apr 2006 9:46PM GMT
Surnames: Cory, Corey, Corye, Corie, Corrie, Kori, Currie, Curry
I am looking at checking my DNA markers to those of the Scottish Clans.

Minnesota
Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 1:44 am Post subject: What English Clan Father Would I be from and what Clan in EU

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I know I am viewed as being Anglo-Saxon/Dane by my Y-line ancestor in England (But I also know these markers are found in the Highlands, Lowlands and Boarders of Scotland and England). I know that my Hapslogroup is: I1a H1a which is shown as Anglo-Saxon. My DNA markers are the following with data.

I have just gotten my 37 marker testing done by Relative Genetics and the data is being used for the Corey/Cory/Corye Family Project Worldwide. I am not sure if this data will help you or not but I could use some help working out some of the data and location. I know my Y-lines that I have on my Corey lines is Thomas Corey/Cory/Corye born Ca. 1621, in England, died 02 May 1706, in Watertown,Middlesex, MA, He married Abigail Gould/Goole on 19 Sept. 1665, in Chelmsford (Watertown), Middlesex, MA. It is said he came to America with his brother John Corey/Cory/Corye born Ca. 1618, in England. It is said they sailed from Devonshire, England in 1657. After DNA testing we know that Thomas is a cousin to Giles Corey born ca. 1621, in England, who is the same Giles Corey of Salem, MA Witchcraft trials. It is known that they both are tied by DNA Y-line to the Corey/Cory/Corye families within Harpole, Northampton, England where the line seems to go back to a male Corye born ca. 1435, in Northamptonshire. I know that by DNA Y-line testing it shows the blood lines are that of a Anglo-Saxon/Dane. It is unclear if this Y-line founder of my Corey/Cory/Corye family came from Scotland or directly to England by direct travel.

Thomas W. Corey


Thomas Wendell Corey

Relative Genetics 10/18/2004

Family Genetics Project Tracking

Kit # 13631

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