Hi every one I guess like all other Morrisons searching we all have one thing in common the name Morrison. So this is my story so far ,I was born in 1955 in Christchurch New Zealand and adopted at birth, I found my birth mother many years ago and have just found my father 6 months ago, yes he is still alive and in good health for his age(84), but like me he is stuck on how far back we can go in the family tree.
Our oldest known ancestor is a Joseph Morrison B.1809? in Ballybryan road County Down D.1863, he married a Sarah.......(morrison) on the 21/07/1854 in Greyabby N.I I have done my DNA at FTDNA to 111 markers and the closest matchers at 111 markers are a McGowan at a gd of 5 and a McDowell at a gd of 9, at 67 markers McGowan again at a gd of 4 and a McGarry at a gd of 7, the only Morrison is at a gd of 3 at 37 markers. There are lorts of other matchers 200 plus at lower markers 12&25 markers but I do not think that they are close enough to even be cousins (1,2,3). I am hoping that someone here has some info pre 1809 about my line of Morrison's it seems that every line I try ends in a brick wall, I have planned to visit Northern Ireland in about 3 years so it would be nice to know where my line started or as close as can be found. thanking anybody that can help.
Michael Crighton (Morrison)