Although this may not fit the usual classification I thought it may be interesting to those working on the MacInnis surname. The International Association of Clan MacInnes has initiated a 25 marker male Y chomosome DNA study. Y chromosme DNA is passed from father to son unchanged for thousands of generations. This data is then matched with others in the database with the same surname or spelling variant. It can be further matched with other Clans who have partnered with Family Tree DNA for even more information and matches. Most people with an interest in genealogy can only research back no more than 250 years. With a DNA match it is possible to find someone with a common ancestor going back hundreds of generations.
Clan MacInnes decided to partner with Family Tree DNA mainly because they are currently servicing many other Scottish Clans which gives us a larger database pool.
To get more information or enroll please go to our website, www.clanmacinnes.org
Norm MacInnis, High Commissioner
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