My FamilyTree DNA Project Website : McAmis/McCamish - Goals

The goals were to confirm relatedness of possible American descendents and to confirm the place of origin. WE HAVE CONFIRMED PLACE OF ORIGIN.

Descendants of the three brothers match a descendant of James McCamish who lived in southern Tyrone in the late 1700s/early 1800s. This man is in Australia.

Furthermore the DNA of the 3 brothers and our Australian cousin shows they are close relatives of the line of the chiefs of the O'Cathain sept.

We are currently doing more extensive research in Ireland on the McCamish family of Tyrone.

We work with the Ulster Heritage DNA project (www.ulsterheritage.com).

While most people with this surname believed they are ultimately Scots, the DNA indicates they were North West Irish in origin.