MacLennan DNA Project- Background



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The MacLennan genetic genealogy program was started in June 2009 to look at the roots of the clan. In doing so we may be able to prove or disprove some of the traditional genealogies of the clan.

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 for understanding DNA 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: Alice M. Fairhurst – Mary McLennan Davidson – 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.

General Fund

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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 4
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 7
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 16
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 11
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 21
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 2
Maternal Ancestor Information 34
mtDNA 18
mtDNA Full Sequence 13
mtDNA Plus 16
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 42
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 11
Total Members 58
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 7
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 3
Y-DNA Subgroups 8
Y-DNA111 13
Y-DNA12 42
Y-DNA25 39
Y-DNA37 38
Y-DNA67 31