MacKenzie Clan DNA Project- Background



Mackensen, MacKenzie, McKenzie, McKinzie


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
View My Stats

General Fund

Current balance: $389.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Debit $39.00 8/27/2013     N88177 Unknown
Debit $39.00 5/8/2013     35761 Unknown
Debit $78.00 5/8/2013     105215 Unknown
Credit $500.00 5/6/2013 Mackie CORE SNP   Memory Of
Debit $39.00 5/5/2013     129632 Unknown
Debit $39.00 5/1/2013     30344 Unknown
Credit $78.00 4/29/2013     82210 Unknown
Debit $78.00 4/29/2013     35769 Unknown
Debit $156.00 4/28/2013     82210 Unknown
Debit $39.00 4/27/2013     260538 Unknown
Page: 1 2 of 2

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 4
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 42
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 40
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 22
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 10
Family Finder 63
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 10
Maternal Ancestor Information 139
mtDNA 73
mtDNA Full Sequence 29
mtDNA Plus 55
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 308
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 67
Total Members 339
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 21
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 27
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 12
Y-DNA Subgroups 60
Y-DNA111 45
Y-DNA12 293
Y-DNA25 240
Y-DNA37 234
Y-DNA67 144