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    1. [MS-SCOTS] y-dna surname groups
    2. Gerald Buchanan
    3. Hello all. I've noticed in my Buchanan, McIntosh, and other research that many Mississippi families with Scottish surnames can trace their families back to the same (or nearby) locations in other states, particularly the Carolinas. To find Buchanan family connections, I am participating in the Buchanan y-dna project hosted by Family Tree DNA and have done both the 67-marker test and the "deep clade" test to confirm my haplogroup. The few Buchanan matches which I have found wo9rldwide have been most interesting and have led to new avenues of traditional genealogical exploration. However, potential matches among MS Buchanans are few so far because so few MS Buchanan men are participating in the project. And so far no McIntosh men from MS have joined the McIntosh y-dna project at FTDNA. I think MS has a rich heritage of Scot-derived families and would like to encourage many more MS Scot-surnamed Mississippians to join a y-dna surname project. And I'd like to wish all you other merry Mississippians a sacred and blessed Christmas and a 2007 filled with all good things (especially successes in learning about ancestors). --------------------------------- Want to start your own business? Learn how on Yahoo! Small Business.

    12/02/2006 10:07:03
    1. Re: [MS-SCOTS] y-dna surname groups
    2. ef_mckee
    3. Begorra, Gerald, and the same can be said for the Irish My grandparents' surnames are Kirkwood (Scot?), Ferill (Irish),Lee (English?), and McKee (NW Ireland...R1b1c7). We have had more success in tracing the others than the Kirkwoods. I expect all three came by way of North Carolina (or Lee from VA?) I am already in the FTDNA with 67 markers, HVR1 maternal, without any idea as to how to use the HVR1 (do you know?); I just got the results, and am reluctant to go for HVR2 until I know more about it. I grew up in MS and now live in NC, have lived for awhile in GA. I have never met a Buchanan in the Southeast, for 79 years, and hardly heard of them, except for that guy who was Pres a long time ago. I am interested in plotting the migratory pattern for immigrants from the British Isles, and have several chapters of a book on the Ferrills 'nearly' suitable for uploading to the net. 'CLAN FERRILL, in Mississippi' has been uploaded and may be displayed through "MSJackson" [Families]. Any additions you can add will be appreciated. Genealogic researcher Harry McDonald has been a great deal of help...meantime, if I see any Buchanans lurking in the Southeast I will let you know! I may not live long enough to write up the McKee's or Kirkwoods. The woods are full of researchers into the name Lee, as in that soldier Robert E! Ed McKee ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gerald Buchanan" <buchanan737@yahoo.com> To: <MS-SCOTS@rootsweb.com> Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2006 8:07 AM Subject: [MS-SCOTS] y-dna surname groups > Hello all. I've noticed in my Buchanan, McIntosh, and other research that > many Mississippi families with Scottish surnames can trace their families > back to the same (or nearby) locations in other states, particularly the > Carolinas. To find Buchanan family connections, I am participating in the > Buchanan y-dna project hosted by Family Tree DNA and have done both the > 67-marker test and the "deep clade" test to confirm my haplogroup. The > few Buchanan matches which I have found wo9rldwide have been most > interesting and have led to new avenues of traditional genealogical > exploration. However, potential matches among MS Buchanans are few so far > because so few MS Buchanan men are participating in the project. And so > far no McIntosh men from MS have joined the McIntosh y-dna project at > FTDNA. I think MS has a rich heritage of Scot-derived families and would > like to encourage many more MS Scot-surnamed Mississippians to join a > y-dna surname project. And I'd like to wish all > you other merry Mississippians a sacred and blessed Christmas and a 2007 > filled with all good things (especially successes in learning about > ancestors). > > --------------------------------- > Want to start your own business? Learn how on Yahoo! Small Business. > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe ef_mckee@bellsouth.net from the list, please send an email > to MS-SCOTS-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    12/03/2006 02:00:18