MacInnes YDNA Database Project
During phase ll we will build our initial
database around the male Y- DNA chromosome test. By limiting our tests in this
phase to male Y-DNA we will be able to build our database more quickly and at a
lower cost to participants. Phase lll will include
the female mtDNA analysis.
In the vast majority of cases a father passes an exact copy of his
Y-chromosome to his son. The test, known as the Paternal DNA
Sequence, is used to find information regarding a direct male line. A direct
male line is son to father, to grandfather to great grandfather and so on
following the male line.
The test that we are recommending provides a 25 number genetic
fingerprint. By comparing this print with others of the same or similar surname
it can be determined if they share a common ancestor and in many cases indicate
how long ago this common ancestor lived.
- Determine if
two people are related
- Document your
- Discover if others with the same
surname and different spellings (i.e. MacInnis or MacInnes) are related
- Determine if two people are
descended from a common ancestor
- Confirm your family tree
- Find others to whom you are
related (outside Clan MacInnes)
- Determine a possible
geographical point of origin ( Jura,Morvern,
- Compare time-lines
- Discover if other surnames are
variants of MacInnes (i.e. MacMasters MacNish)
- Determine relationships between
various immigrant groups (North Carolina,
Nova Scotia, Australia)
- Shed light on long standing
historical debate, for instance was Somerled a
progenitor of Clan Donald and an important figure in the history of
the Western Highlands of Scotland a MacInnes through his father’s
DNA testing is the most powerful tool to ever
become available to genealogists. For those who are new to DNA testing
for family history, it can seem overwhelming and technical. Genetic
Genealogy is not any more complicated than learning about the various records
available that may contain information about your ancestors.
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Here are the simple steps to get started
- Go to the Clan MacInnes Family Tree DNA Database website
- Enter your order for a 12 marker test at $99.00 or 25
marker test at $169.00 (We are recommending the 25 marker for a more
- When your kit arrives follow the simple instructions (A
simple swab on the inside of your mouth). Return the samples in the
supplied bottles and safety envelope.
- Within two weeks test results will be returned to the Group
Administrator (Norman MacInnis) as they are received by Family Tree DNA.
You will also receive a certificate and report containing your personal
test results. The staff of FTDNA will help you interpret the meaning of
your test results.
- Your test results will be maintained in the Clan MacInnes
DNA Project Database and you will be notified on any relevant matches by
As a result of the turbulent history of Scotland
and the terrible Highland Clearances Clan MacInnes has traveled to the four
corners of the Earth. Our DNA Project can literally connect the dots over
thousands of miles and many hundreds of years. When you have registered your
DNA results with the Clan MacInnes DNA database you will become part of the on
going story, you will be a pioneer for our own age.
Thank you for your interest in this project
and I look forward to your participation. If you have any questions please get
back to me and I will try to help.
P.S…….FTDNA is able to offer the 25 Marker
kit to Clan MacInnes Members at the low price of $169.00 each, compared to
$245.00 and $315.00 for the other two leading programs. Credit cards are
accepted and test kits can be shipped all over the world. Order your kit today
and get started.
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Sharon, MA 02067