McAlister DNA Project- Background



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Welcome to the Family Tree DNA McAlister Project Public Website.

In July 2000, Clan McAlister of America held their biennial reunion in Norman, OK where one of the members made a presentation on genetic genealogy.  Shortly after the reunion, Wanda Shelton, another member of CMA, became interested in using DNA to prove that her McAlister kin, with ties to Monroe County, TN were related. 

In her search for a DNA testing provider, she contacted the President and CEO of Family Tree DNA, Bennett Greenspan.  He provided her with assistance and guidance in establishing the Family Tree DNA McAlister Project. 

Wanda found six male McAlister cousins to take the Y-DNA-12 marker test. The test results were matching DNA, which proved her research on the McAlister group was correct and had ties to Monroe County, TN. 

As the FTDNA McAlister DNA project grew in numbers, subgroups were formed based on the participants' Y-DNA-12 results.  The sub grouping of the participants was beneficial in connecting the lineage of McAlister families and their progenitors.   

To take the DNA test and join the Family Tree DNA McAlister project, just click on the Join Request in the menu ribbon above.  Have  you  taken your DNA test with another test provider?  Would you like to transfer your results  to Family Tree DNA, then click on transfers.


General Fund

Current balance: $281.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Debit $39.00 12/17/2014   8490 Unknown
Credit $200.00 12/8/2014 Cynthia McAlister Bresson To be used to support new members or essential upgrades.   Anonymous
Debit $20.00 9/19/2014     368200 Unknown
Credit $140.00 1/28/2014   To be used to support new members or essential upgrades.   Unknown
Debit $69.00 12/29/2012     8491 Unknown
Debit $69.00 12/29/2012     139403 Unknown
Credit $69.00 12/26/2012   To help upgrade a 12 that would benefit the project. Can be used for any Subgroup.   Anonymous
Debit $69.00 12/23/2012     179743 Unknown
Credit $138.00 12/20/2012   To be used for two 12 - 37 upgrades   Anonymous
Debit $31.00 12/13/2012     12175 Unknown
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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 5
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 33
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 24
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 22
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 61
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 4
Maternal Ancestor Information 103
mtDNA 40
mtDNA Full Sequence 19
mtDNA Plus 34
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 198
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 14
Total Members 209
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 4
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 11
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 6
Y-DNA Subgroups 18
Y-DNA111 25
Y-DNA12 174
Y-DNA25 158
Y-DNA37 147
Y-DNA67 88