Clan Maelanfaid

Macaloney, McAlonan, McMartin, McPhail, Cameron, Molamphy, McSorley, McLoney
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Are you a member of the Clan Maelanfaid project?
Donald MacLeod Donald MacLeod
May 20 @ 8:22am
05.20.2020. As per Mr. Graeme Macloney's email request dated 05.09.2020, I joined your group. Don MacLeod, Lr. Sackville, N.S.
Donald MacLeod Donald MacLeod
May 20 @ 8:15am
05.19.2020. At Mr
Phillip MacNeill Phillip MacNeill
May 12 @ 4:16pm
Thankyou to Graeme for invite. Told I share a rare Viking-Scottish-dna with some in group. Scottish ancestry primarily from Carloway, Ilse Lewis. Father Murdo married Frances Benning [English], G.father Finlay married Catherine MacGregor ,ggfather Finlay a MacLeod gggfather Finlay from Colonsay in 1795? Phil MacNeill
John MacDonald John MacDonald
May 9 @ 11:36pm
Thank you to Graeme MacAloney for the invite. My earliest known MacDonalds are from glasgow in 1797 but I have very strong suspicions they will be from the Parish of UIG on Harris before that
Paul Cameron Paul Cameron
March 17 @ 12:25am
Christopher Cameron
March 20 @ 7:56pm
Hi Paul. I guess that you are a members of the Clan Cameron Project. With a few more Camerons doing the Big Y-700 testers the project is making great progress. The more males testing, the greater the capacity to unearth our deep origins.
Paul Cameron Paul Cameron
March 17 @ 12:27am
Try again. :) I am looking for a copy of Somerled MacMillan's Bygone Lochaber in Australia. While I can find a reference for it it seems it is not avaible from Library or sale. Does anyone have a copy?
Christopher Cameron
March 20 @ 7:40pm
Bygone Lochaber is available from AbeBooks (UK). The supplier is Chris Robinson at, so if you go directly to Chris you may save yourself paying AbeBooks fee. Chris is the VP of the West Highland Museum Fort William, and he sells the remaining stock (as new) on behalf of the museum, so it is a good donation in any event. While a comprehensive but dated read MacMillan certainly has an anti-Cameron bias. I reviewed the book on behalf of Clan Cameron NSW which was published in our quarterly newsletter for our members. I have copied the relevant summary and costs as posted a while ago on my AbeBooks order page. Book Description: 288p. Illustrated. Printed for Private Circulation by K. & R. Davidson. Detailed and meticulous survey of the history of Lochaber, with particular reference to local clans and families - much local history and anecdote not to be found elsewhere, but unfortunately without references. Particular attention to MacMillans and Camerons about Lochaber - Glendessary, Glen Pean and Loch Arkaigside. In fine condition in original blue boards without marks ... Binding: Hardcover Book Condition: As New Book Price: £ 36.00 Postage Price: £ 8.85 Extra Charges Confirmed: £ 4.95 Estimated GST: £ 4.48 Another interesting read is Robert Somers "Letters from the Highlands-On the Famine of 1846", with again one letter writing in somewhat less than glowing terms of Locheil at the time of the famine. This is available from Book Depository which I find to be one of the cheapest and most comprehensive book sellers on the nett . Letters from the Highlands: Or, the Famine of 1847 (Paperback) Created by Robert Somers Available - dispatched from the UK in 3 business days 1 A$20.45 A$20.45 Delivery FREE GST A$1.85 Total A$20.45
Duncan McMillan Duncan McMillan
November 26, 2018 @ 1:32am
Many thanks for inviting me to the project. I am interested to know if there are any other McMillans or related surnames that have been asked to be involved. I see from my Big Y that there are some Bains related and my earliest known descendant comes from Lochaber. Trying to get an idea as to how there might be a relationship between the Clan MacMillan and the Clan Maelanfaid.
Graeme Macaloney
January 5 @ 1:30am
see my comment above :)
Brian FitzGerald Brian FitzGerald
June 29, 2019 @ 8:22pm
Greetings all, I am Brian Fitzgerald, DC135, down in the Dalcassian line (AKA L-226) due to a NPE in 1320 when the O'Dea chieftains of Southern Ossory (Modern Kilkenny) married into the surviving Norman women folk of the Norman Fitzgerald Family there. This was during the Robert de Brus uprising in Scotland. He sent his brother Edward to Ireland ( and the Fitzgerald men of south Ossory were exterminated (The Barons of Ida and Iverk) but the the local O'Dea sept wanted better relations with the Normans as soon as the Scots had left and remarried the surviving Fitzgerald women allowing them to call themselves and their children Fitzgerald only after 4 generations of being called Fitzgeald-O'Dea. That deal was honored but the Desmond Geraldines, when they regained power, hated the fact that the offspring were not pure Norman so they cast-out the Fitzgerald-O'Dea family. This led to the various problems with Grants, a local offshoot of theirs, and with the local Butlers, later to become the Ormonds line. In any case there is little doubt that I and presumably all my line cousins alive today carry the ancient O'Dea marker DC-135. The connection with some of the the early Scottish clans is new to me but science is stern tutor. Graeme asked me to join so here I am.
Graeme Macaloney
January 5 @ 1:29am
Thx for joining Brian. The Dal gCais and our Maelanfaid MC14 branch together in prehistory - so I appreciate you joning. Your research is very impressive and made an interesting read. You should consider upgrading to the BigY when you can afford it or when it is on sale next. It will allow you to see more clearly your genetic branching from the Dal gCais and related kindreds.
John Tooley John Tooley
August 5, 2019 @ 8:15am
I have just ordered an up grade and have order big Y test.
Graeme Macaloney
January 5 @ 1:20am
Hi John, thx for doing this. You come from the ancient Germano-Celtic haplogroup R-U106. Because others adjacent to you have 14-18 SNPs before your common ancestor, it would appear no other tester is a relative of you for some 1400-1800 years which is the pre-surname era. So dont worry too much about the other names in your cluster. Given that the number of Y-DNA testers is growing exponentially a few years patience may throw up more recent relatives within the surname era (typically 12th century onwards).
Craig MacRae Craig MacRae
February 26, 2019 @ 6:02pm
Graeme, my brothers y700 results are in if you want to take a look. Kit #252226. Ann
John Tooley
August 5, 2019 @ 8:39am
How do you search and find someone kit on here?
Craig MacRae
August 5, 2019 @ 5:37pm
I am not sure, I was thinking only the admins can do that otherwise you need the password. I sometimes go through family finder and plug in the last name
John Tooley
August 8, 2019 @ 6:45am
Ok thank you. It is a shame there is no way to search some ones kit and research it on here.
Graeme Macaloney
January 5 @ 1:12am
Hi John, the best thing to for a Big Y tester is to go to The Big Tree at and type in your/their kit number. This site tends to be focused on R-P312 a haplogroup common in the British (and Irish) isles and Western European fringe.