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Dunbar Y-DNA Surname Project
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Patrick Dunbar Patrick Dunbar has a question!
August 31, 2019 @ 2:59am
Is there another forum used by those with results listed on the Dunbar DNA Project? Pat Dunbar D-33
David Dunbar
March 27 @ 1:10pm
Pat, currently this is the only forum for DunbarDNA. I am hoping to add user forums to the Clan Dunbar website since I was elected Chieftain. I have not had a chance to get that done but still plan to work toward that goal. In the mean time this is the place to ask questions but as you have been in the project for many years and are very knowledgeable on the subject, I imaging emailing Debra directly would be your best bet for answers. However, I would love to see you share your knowledge with the group here.
Christopher Gilfilian Christopher Gilfilian
September 10, 2019 @ 1:21pm
Hello, everyone. I am related to the Dunbars through my father's mother. My earliest known ancestor was Shadrack/Shedreck Dunbar (1804-?). His son was Oliver Dunbar (1843-?). His daughter was Eva L Dunbar (1866-1955). Eva married in to the Miner family (Wayne, NY) and she was my 2x great grandmother. Shadreck Dunbar may have been one of the first settlers in Michigan, but I cant find anything about him, other than a son or brother named George who did live there. If anyone is a descendant or understands this particular line, I would like to know more!
James Dunbar James Dunbar has a question!
July 5, 2019 @ 4:42pm
Does anyone know the verification for stating on the Pedigree page the lineage from William Dunbar and wife, Ann Sullivan, to John Dunbar and wife, Bessie Watt, to John Dunbar and wife, Mary Anderson? Others seem to think that maybe there is a Robert or two in there somewhere. I know the lineage is correct from John Dunbar and wife, Sarah Chilton. John may have had a first wife named Ann McBride.
Brian Rutherford Brian Rutherford
June 1, 2019 @ 9:59am
Hi, could one of the administrators please fix a couple of errors in the DNA results chart? The first error is No. 42 Kit: 131560 is in the wrong group. You have him in the ZP78 group. His SNP R-A15898 does not sit with or under ZP78. This kit should be on its own or with other kits that full under ZP8. The second error is “Lineage 01e Distant - L257>ZP375>Z380>S5739>ZP78>S5443” the problem with this is that S5443 is not downstream of ZP78, it is a sibling to ZP78, so ZP78 should not be in this description. Thank-you Leeta
Debra Nowell
June 6, 2019 @ 9:05pm
Thank you. The corrections have been made. Debra
Brian Rutherford
June 9, 2019 @ 1:19am
Thank-you for doing this.
James MacMillan James MacMillan
June 1, 2019 @ 7:40am
My matches show a relation of genetic distance one to a Dunbar - is there some reason I am listed as a non=related member of this group, when tests show I am?
Brian Rutherford
June 1, 2019 @ 10:12am
Hi James, From what I can tell the reason why you are classed as ‘non-related’ is because your SNP R-Z156 (haplogroup) is on a different sub-branch in the R1b-U106 tree than the Dunbar’s are. You are looking at the STRs (which are really unreliable) only where to be classed as being related in a project often your surname and/or your SNP results are considered before the STRs. Hope this helps, Leeta
Debra Nowell
June 6, 2019 @ 9:04pm
Hi James, Leeta is correct. I highly recommend you join the MacMillan Surname Project and follow the Admin's advice and test SNP Pack R-Z156. It tests MANY SNPs, most already on the Haplotree and many that aren't. That test only runs $119.00 and can be found under the Advanced Test in the Add On page. The one Dunbar you match at GD1 @ 12 markers is in haplogroup BY40194. If you login to your account and go to the Haplotree and SNP link and search for that SNP you'll see just how very far away you're related. Debra Nowell - Admin
David Dunbar David Dunbar
September 3, 2018 @ 12:04pm
News of interest to those who's ancestors were involved in the English Civil Wars.It is with great pleasure that the Board of the Scottish Prisoners of War Society, Inc. has acquired control of Teresa Rust’s excellent WordPress blog website. The Society also has acquired the facebook page. the twitter page and the Instagram page These media were generously donated to the Society by Teresa after her excellent work creating and growing the assets into top search results. Teresa has been appointed as Executive Director of the Society and will continue to have editorial and moderator control of these media. She realized that these media need continuity. The prisoners story began over 368 years ago and will continue through their many present descendants. Our great-great etc grandchildren will continue to learn about their ancestors. They might be the ones who finally realize, with future technology and digitization of old records, where their SPOW came from in Scotland. The website, facebook and twitter accounts will be protected from expiring credit cards, domain expirations, illness or death of any one person. The Society also has the ability to protect the memory of our prisoners from false or nefarious use by the unscrupulous and cyber criminals. The Society looks forward to our cooperation with the Scottish Soldiers Project at Durham University in the excellent ongoing research they are conducting. David Dunbar President – Scottish Prisoners of War Society Chieftain – Clan Dunbar Society
David Dunbar David Dunbar
September 3, 2018 @ 12:02pm
Today it is 368 years since the Battle of Dunbar (3 Sep 1650) and 367 years since the Battle of Worcester (3 Sep 1651).
Lecio Gomes Lecio Gomes
February 11, 2017 @ 3:21pm
Lecio Gomes
February 11, 2017 @ 3:22pm
I am R_S5750
Nate Mayberry
June 29, 2018 @ 7:22am
me too!
David Lawson
August 15, 2018 @ 10:51am
Late comer to the comments, I am a Lawson R-s5750 as wel; - but my ftDNA y-DNA is all Dunbar and Cockburns... Any ideas on finding the common ground in my past.
Debra Nowell Debra Nowell
June 29, 2018 @ 4:14pm
Hi Everyone, The Dunbar DNA Project has been working diligently to update our independent website. It has a brand new look we think you'll really like. Check it out. Debra
Susan RAPER Barnett Susan RAPER Barnett
June 26, 2018 @ 7:53pm
David Dunbar~I am interested to know the location of the Dunbar Castle album of photos you have uploaded here. Thank You.
Debra Nowell
June 29, 2018 @ 4:08pm
Hi Susan, You'll find the pics of Dunbar Castle at the very end of the posts dated March 1, 2015. You just need some patience while FTDNA loads them. I think these is the Album you're referring to. Debra