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Clarence Goins Clarence Goins
6 hours ago
I'm excited to finally find a paper trail that allows my St. Clair line to jump the pond to Scotland and help me find the MacGregor name that my family tree was missing. The DNA kept prompting MacGregor, but I didn't have the documentation until I located a baptismal certificate for my Christian (name unknown) who married Duncan St. Clair. Duncan St. Clair married Christian Stuart. Christian Stuart was baptized on 11 Jan 1740, Inverness, Scotland. Her parents were John Stuart and Christian McGregor. It is interesting how the mother's name was passed down through each generation beginning with Christian McGregor to Christian St. Clair whom they called Kissie St. Clair. Now, I have a name to my McGregor ancestor and can move forward in my research.
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Yesterday at 2:15pm
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Robert Buick Christopher Whyte
Robert Buick
Yesterday at 2:25pm
Hello, I recently learned I was born a McDonald and completed the Y-DNA67 test as part of my Scottish heritage journey. My expectation was that the Y matches would show some McDonald and derivative surname connections. Although some MacDonald/McDonald matches were made, there were 4X as many MacGregor/McGregor matches. Of course this has peaked my curiosity and I am now exploring this unexpected result. My haplo group is R1b and Clan Donald placed me in their Red-Black group (what ever that means). For anyone that can provide insight or guidance my kit number is 832140.
Richard McGregor
Yesterday at 5:02pm
Hi your 5th and 6th markers show mutations which are not so common - especially the 6th marker at '12'. However many of the other markers look very close to MacGregor - I think the only way to be sure one way or the other is to have the L1065 SNP pack done to see whether S690 is positive or if not where the split comes genetically in the SNP sequence
Richard McGregor
Yesterday at 5:03pm
Hi your 5th and 6th markers show mutations which are not so common - especially the 6th marker at '12'. However many of the other markers look very close to MacGregor - I think the only way to be sure one way or the other is to have the L1065 SNP pack done to see whether S690 is positive or if not where the split comes genetically in the SNP sequence
James Willock James Willock
April 12 @ 1:22am
So I just got my results and my Group is J-M172. Now where do I go with that?
James Willock
April 12 @ 1:26am
The reason I joined this group is because my Grand Uncle always insisted that because of the proscription we had changed our name from McGregor to Willock. I want to get to the bottom of it so here I am. Kit number 822650.
Robert White
April 16 @ 8:45am
I wonder which Gregg or Gregor or MacGregor or name that was hiding working with the Clan that your family changed from, remember you are going to find only your family.. but it would be cool to match with a big Gregor name here! :) They will carefully check that for ya James! :) I am in the same boat but my name is too common and my DNA is rare. I do have history of our Whites in the towns always as Clan Chiefs of Gregg all over, including when William Gregg II's son came to the US and died in New Castle Del. small place and our Moses White died 4 years apart from John Gregg in that town. Either that or they were following us haha! j/k Good luck, hope you find your family at familysearch and your link to Gregor!
James Willock
April 17 @ 8:35pm
Yeah that would be awesome. I am having the SNPs done as well to help confirm.
Richard McGregor
Yesterday at 4:55pm
James - there was one family who used the alias Willox - the genealogies suggest they were originally from the House of Roro (MacGregors) in Glenlyon. Your J haplogroup originates from the east Mediterranean and is genetically quite far away from the expected R1b group for this family. It is possible that in the past there has been an adoption or non paternity event which has created the 'new' male chromosome line. In fact nearly half of all people who are called MacGregor have genetic origins which are not the same as the main Argyllshire branch of MacGregors. It is surprising given the clan's history and a fact we don't understand the reason for very well
Rosemary MacDonald Rosemary MacDonald
Bruce Whyte Bruce Whyte has a question!
April 16 @ 8:48pm
I am a novice to this. I have had the FTDNA Y-111 test performed. No really close matches. One potential Whyte is in Nairn, I am in the USA now but from Australia. My haplogroup is now defined as R-DF25 which changed some time recently. Questions are (1) what does my new haplogroup label mean, (2) how do if determine the closeness or otherwise to the Nairn Whyte, (3) where do I go from here? I am in the MacGregor, Scotland and White projects, get very little but that is probably due to my poor follow up. Thanks. Kit 208986.
6 Recent New Members
March 16 @ 7:42am
6 new members have joined this project!
Tanya Hood-Reeves Tanya for Charles Hood Bill Gregory DAVID WALKER Dianne Haddox Patricia Hordan
Richard McGregor
March 20 @ 8:44pm
indicator because of the clan's chequered history
April 8 @ 6:54pm
Thanks for the reply Richard. It seems my Walker ancestors going from my Y DNA don't seem to be that closely related to any of the individuals listed. Am I therefore to conclude my Walkers aren't from the MacGregor line?
April 13 @ 2:35pm
19 out of 25 or 26 out of 37 matches to Grigor......not close enough to join the Macgregor does that mean my Walkers aren't a sept of the clan??
Robert White
April 16 @ 8:38am
Not necessarily, There are many who's DNA is unique, say your family helped with food or weapons and or helped fight in your vicinity.. but if your DNA is rare, you would need someone from your direct family to come in to match.. This is after all the YDNA which only follows your Male line straight back. I would also join a Scottish group also and if there is one the Walker sir name project. I see that Walker IS a name that some might have changed their name to in hiding during the proscription.. but not much documentation on it, so maybe you will find that as you wait here but also add to other groups as well! :) It is really hard to match people when your DNA is different or rare.
1 Recent New Member
April 11 @ 2:47pm
1 new member has joined this project!
Lisa Hand
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April 6 @ 10:23pm
4 new members have joined this project!
Bruce Wallace BMc B steve mcelmurry Debra Northart
Danny McDaniel
April 7 @ 9:44pm
My father's kit 683392 Danny McDaniel is now posted on the Y tree. In the Ystr dna he matches several MacGregors, McRaes, and a few Bains. I read that some McRaes are closer matches to MacGregors than to other McRaes. We have SNP 691. Lower down on the activity feed I see where S691 may be MacGregor. Right now our terminal SNP is A850 down from S691 and that A850 is about 1,000 years ago and S691 prior to that. With the SNP 691 does that mean we were once connected to the Clan MacGregor? I would appreciate any advise on how to know if we were once part of Clan MacGregor. Thank you. Tammy McDaniel,
Bryan Stewart Bryan Stewart
March 15 @ 9:43am
Three different SNP lines are now reflected downstream of R1b-S690 on the "Haplotree & SNP" feature. Which one should I order?
Bryan Stewart
March 22 @ 12:44am
These are not currently "clickable," which is to say they appear in the SNP tree but cannot be selected for testing or purchase on my profile. These SNPs are also color coded as "Test Available."
Richard McGregor
March 28 @ 11:59am
I have written to FtDNA on your behalf about these but it may be a while before they respond
Richard McGregor
March 30 @ 2:03am
Bryan this was the reply: “SNPs that appear in blue but cannot be added to the cart are not available for individual purchase — they are only tested in the Big Y.”
Bryan Stewart
March 31 @ 8:43pm
Thank you for researching this.
3 Recent New Members
March 30 @ 7:08pm
3 new members have joined this project!
Daniel King Michael McGrew Bruce McGregor