MacKenzie Clan DNA Project- Background



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The MacKenzie project was begun in 2003. DNA testing may be able to prove or disprove some of the traditional genealogies of the MacKenzie clan. Not all surnames in the project have had traditional genealogies preserved so DNA may help participants to find related people so they can compare their knowledge and add to the clan’s lore.

TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO READ THE RESULTS, GO TO NEWS. Understanding DNA Testing: Family Tree DNA provides information to help you understand DNA testing. Most people start by looking at projects which fit their surname. Across the top of every page are the words TESTIMONIALS, PRIVACY and FAQ. There are also excellent explanations of Y-DNA (male DNA) testing and mtDNA (female DNA) testing accessed from the left column. On the lower right column are articles which give you a deeper understanding of DNA. An excellent tutorial on DNA is found on the Blair Surname site called DNA 101.

Recommended books on DNA in general are: Colleen Fitzpatrick & Andrew Yeiser, DNA & Genealogy Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak and Ann Turner, Trace Your Roots with DNA. Books featuring DNA in the British Isles and Ireland are: Stephen Oppenheimer, The Origins of the British Bryan Sykes, Saxons, Vikings and Celts (published in Great Britain as Blood of the Isles).

If you still have questions, contact: Ordering Tests & Upgrades- Alan McKenzie – alan at or Understanding Groupings - Alice Fairhurst – alicefairhurst at Genealogy Links - Ann McKenzie Stansbarger - Niall of the 9 Hostages Group - Connie McKenzie - Please note that the FTDNA Surname Group Administrators are not FTDNA employees. They do not receive any form of financial payment or any other incentive or reimbursement. The administrators of the project are members of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy.  hit counter html code
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General Fund

Current balance: $109.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Credit $100.00 2/28/2017 Dellae     Individual
Credit $1.00 11/14/2016 Kimsey For the Chief   Memory Of
Debit $795.00 10/31/2016     122823 Unknown
Debit $704.00 10/27/2016     95686 Unknown
Credit $1,500.00 10/21/2016       Unknown
Debit $575.00 6/7/2016     N88177 Unknown
Credit $288.00 6/7/2016 Peter Campbell For balance of BIG Y test on kit N88177   Individual
Credit $288.00 6/6/2016 Ann Stansbarger for the BIG Y test on kit N88177   Unknown
Debit $378.00 9/19/2014       Unknown
Credit $95.00 9/18/2014 Ann Stansbarger "Research for Potential L643 Candidates"   Individual
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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 52
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 45
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 93
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 89
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 179
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 14
Maternal Ancestor Information 255
mtDNA 133
mtDNA Full Sequence 77
mtDNA Plus 112
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 439
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 94
Total Members 528
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 52
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 29
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 17
Y-DNA Subgroups 56
Y-DNA111 117
Y-DNA12 402
Y-DNA25 352
Y-DNA37 344
Y-DNA67 235