You're welcome, and thank you so much for your response. I know that the new DNA technology can be confusing, so I worked hard to explain what participation in the project has done for MacDonald researchers in general. I hope that MacDonald researchers with questions about the project will feel free to contact me or one of the project administrators. I'm not on the MacDonald mailing list, but anyone with a question should be able to reach me very easily by replying to this post on the MacDonald message board.
By the way, you and others who have already been tested through FTDNA for 12, 25, or 37 markers currently have the opportunity to upgrade your results at a substantial discount. This offer started on Friday and will continue through Monday, June 30th. I don't believe that FTDNA has ever had a sale on Y chromosome test upgrades before, so anybody who was on the fence about upgrading should jump on this offer.
Tal, Doug McDonald, the project webmaster, is also in the group for Somerled descendants, but he doesn't have a paper trail back to the clan chiefs. I'm sure that he would be delighted to have 67 marker results for another man with a paper trail back to Somerled, and that other men in the same situation would, too.
My prior post seems to have encouraged some MacDonald men to join the project, and I hope that others will be encouraged to upgrade. The more data we have in the database, the more we can say about the relatedness of project members.