Fortune DNA Surname Group Project Website- Background





December 5, 2009

This project was started like most, with a brick wall I couldn't get past. The brick wall in this case is when and where in Ireland was my ancestor Robert McCreary, Sr. born and who were his parents?

Having exhausted the available resources here and in Ireland, I was prepared to stop researching my McCreary line and let it end with Robert's approximate arrival in South Carolina about 1764.

Then I heard about DNA testing for genealogy purposes. I was skeptical and had the usual fears about loss of privacy and questions about reliability, but when I saw the results when compared to the paper trails of the researchers working on another of my family lines, I was amazed. I am now convinced DNA technology is the the most important tool we genealogists have at our disposal.

Lynda C. Moseley
Project Administrator

General Fund

Current balance: $7.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Debit $99.00 10/16/2007   Kit 99763 99763 Unknown
Debit $103.00 8/20/2007   Kit 99763 99763 Unknown
Credit $189.00 7/25/2007 Paula D'Orsogna     Unknown
Credit $20.00 7/25/2007 Annette Parker     Unknown

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 6
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 8
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 3
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 4
Family Finder 8
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 2
Maternal Ancestor Information 9
mtDNA 9
mtDNA Full Sequence 5
mtDNA Plus 8
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 13
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 4
Total Members 22
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 0
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 1
Y-DNA Subgroups 5
Y-DNA12 14
Y-DNA25 11
Y-DNA37 11
Y-DNA67 5