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by morrisondna
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Ephraim Morrison
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: Ephraim Morrison

Possum, do you have any locations for the early generations?
by morrisondna
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: Participating in the Morrison DNA Project
Replies: 10
Views: 4061

Re: Participating in the Morrison DNA Project

Recent changes in privacy policies at Family Tree DNA necessitated that Morrison DNA Project reports use the FTDNA website. Reports are currently available to project members at that site: https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/morrison/about
by morrisondna
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: DNA testing through mother's line
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Re: DNA testing through mother's line

You might find clues to Morrison relatives through autosomal DNA testing. These tests are best for 3rd cousin and closer, so you would want to test the earliest generation family member available who shares the same Morrison descent with you. If you find a Morrison connection through autosomal testi...
by morrisondna
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Ewen Morrison of Lewis; an early Morrison
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: Ewen Morrison of Lewis; an early Morrison

Thanks for sharing this, Fil.
by morrisondna
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Joseph H Morrison Sr
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

Re: Joseph H Morrison Sr

SNP testing among matches can narrow down how far back a Y-DNA connection is better than comparing the number of STR mismatches.
by morrisondna
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Lewis Morrisons
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Re: Lewis Morrisons

Y-DNA testing is a good way to learn more about whether your Morrison line connects with known Morrison lines from Lewis. Many do not, but descend from families in central Scotland or Aberdeenshire.
by morrisondna
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Morrison Construction Great Bend Kansas
Replies: 1
Views: 1368

Re: Morrison Construction Great Bend Kansas

Here is a link on Morrison, Colorado:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrison,_Colorado
by morrisondna
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: private messaging
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

Re: private messaging

If the person is a member of the Morrison DNA Project who has not posted on this board and who does not have an e-mail address listed in the FTDNA matches, you would need to go through the Morrison DNA Project administrator.

Edwin
by morrisondna
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Looking for FTDNA kit no.369790
Replies: 2
Views: 1145

Re: Looking for FTDNA kit no.369790

FTDNA normally provides links to contact matches by e-mail. If there is no e-mail address listed, contact the project administrator and request information on how to contact the matching person.
by morrisondna
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: History
Topic: King Olaf the Black
Replies: 3
Views: 1665

Re: King Olaf the Black

Y-DNA testing is the way to determine paternal lineage. Most people start with a 37-marker STR test and follow up with SNP testing, which is more definitive.
by morrisondna
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Group H
Topic: Group H3
Replies: 2
Views: 1639

Re: Group H3

An update is underway. Will check this out.
by morrisondna
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Genealogy. David Gilmour from Strathaven Scotland
Replies: 1
Views: 1201

Re: Genealogy. David Gilmour from Strathaven Scotland

Try http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk to search for records of Gilmours in the Strathaven area. Y-DNA testing can show which other Scottish surnames are most closely related. There is probably no connection to the Isle of Lewis.

Edwin
by morrisondna
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: History
Topic: O'MUIRGHEASAIN
Replies: 6
Views: 4440

Re: O'MUIRGHEASAIN

Spelling in Scotland was highly variable until recent centuries. Some of the different spellings are due to regional preferences and/or emigration before spellings were standardized in Scotland.

Edwin
by morrisondna
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: History
Topic: King Olaf the Black
Replies: 3
Views: 1665

Re: King Olaf the Black

Andrew, check out this link: https://books.google.com/books?id=txBBAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA55&lpg=PA55&dq=oilmoir&source=bl&ots=Lg07y4LzbI&sig=0hvtixJk0dMnUFspCwRVlGIhksU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwip8rnM0evZAhUI2FMKHR85DLQQ6AEISzAK#v=onepage&q=oilmoir&f=false We have found through the Morrison DNA Project that th...
by morrisondna
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Group E
Topic: Group E Origins
Replies: 3
Views: 3688

Re: Group E Origins

Mark, most Morrisons participating in the project find matches with other Morrison families. These matches are often helpful in determining deeper Morrison ancestry, whether through connections with other Morrisons who lived in the same vicinity as their earliest known ancestor or through connection...
by morrisondna
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Morrisons of Cape Breton - Having trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

Re: Morrisons of Cape Breton - Having trouble

An autosomal DNA for the family member would be a good tool to provide some clues.
by morrisondna
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Group C
Topic: Group C Origins
Replies: 10
Views: 9793

Re: Group C Origins

Brian, please join the "Morrison, Gilmore" DNA project at FTDNA. The Morrison, Downie, and Hamilton names seem to indicate a central Scotland connection. The specifics of your Y-DNA matches may yield additional clues.

Edwin Holcombe
Administrator, Morrison DNA Project
by morrisondna
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What Tartan in 1780?
Replies: 3
Views: 2764

Re: What Tartan in 1780?

by morrisondna
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Lost Morrison's
Replies: 2
Views: 1293

Re: Lost Morrison's

Michael, SNP testing is really the key to finding your most closely related matches. Your SNP matches are probably the surest way of finding the seat of your Morrison line. You have a 37-marker match with a Morrison who is R-M222 and a 25-marker match with a McGowen who has tested as R-DF109 (which ...
by morrisondna
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Group F
Topic: Group F Origins
Replies: 7
Views: 6150

Re: Group F Origins

Two new members of Group F have been determined to be R-DF63 rather than R-L1402 haplogroup and have been placed in Subgroup F4. The origins of the DF63 Morrisons will be explored through the DF63 project.