Clan McAlister of America held their biennial gathering July 2000 in Norman,Oklahoma. At the gathering, one of themembers from Provo, Utah gave a very impressive presentation on geneticgenealogy. One of the members becamegreatly interested in proving that some of the McAlister descendants fromMonroe County, TN shared a common ancestor. Therefore, a search began to find a DNA testing provider. The President and CEO of Family Tree DNA,Bennett Greenspan provided the assistance and guidance in establishing theFamily Tree DNA McAlister Project.
Six males with the McAlister surname were found to take theY-DNA 12 marker test. The six were descendants of McAlister kin ofMonroe Co, TN. The test results provedthe six McAlister's were a match for a common ancestor.
As the number of FTDNA McAlister Project members increased,subgroups were formed based on the members' Y-DNA 12 results. The sub-grouping was beneficial in connectingthe lineage of McAlister families to their progenitors.
To take the DNA test and join the Family Tree DNA McAlisterProject, just click the link JOIN in the Tartan Banner above. If you have taken the Family Tree DNA testthen login to your FTDNA account and click on the link Join under Projects.