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by D-Morrison
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: History
Topic: O'MUIRGHEASAIN
Replies: 6
Views: 4572

Re: O'MUIRGHEASAIN

O'Muirgheasain, apparently I am one, FTDNA 196477, a member of the Morrison project and of the Doherty project, originally of Inishowen, Donegal and with genetic relatives scattered throughout the Hebrides and western Scotland. Edit: The Doherty project includes several groups and the main group all...
by D-Morrison
Sat May 24, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Could your family have lived in Iona?
Replies: 8
Views: 6740

Re: Could your family have lived in Iona?

Hi Andy, Genetic testing could go a long way toward answering your questions, or at least narrowing your range of questions. But even that could leave you with more questions. However, we are lucky if our family genealogy/paper trail goes back a couple of hundred years or so, what with sketchy churc...
by D-Morrison
Sat May 24, 2014 5:07 am
Forum: Group M
Topic: Group M Origins
Replies: 1
Views: 3471

Re: Group M Origins

I am of the M222 group, commonly referred to as NWI or northwestern Irish, but that same M222 group is also distributed in the Hebrides and western and southwestern Scotland, too. The point is that such genetics can cover a very long time back into history, to long, long before there ever was an Ire...
by D-Morrison
Sat May 24, 2014 4:40 am
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: Which DNA Test to Choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 11812

Re: Which DNA Test to Choose?

STR haplotype testing remains quite valid and useful, but more recently SNP haplogroup testing has become a focal center-point, especially with the advent of Next Generation SNP testing. Fortunately, at FTDNA there are a number of volunteer citizen-scientists on various projects who are trying to co...
by D-Morrison
Sat May 10, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: If you are a genetic R-M222 Morrison ...
Replies: 1
Views: 2960

Re: If you are a genetic R-M222 Morrison ...

Ordinarily I am not a big talker, but on this occasion let me open my mouth and make some perhaps introductory comments about the R-M222 haplogroup, of which apparently quite a few Morrisons belong to. The nations known as Ireland and Scotland are each about 1,000 years old, but the genetic haplogro...
by D-Morrison
Wed May 07, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: If you are a genetic R-M222 Morrison ...
Replies: 1
Views: 2960

If you are a genetic R-M222 Morrison ...

We of the M222 haplogroup are a Morrison minority, but there are quite a few of us, and at FTDNA the M222 project is among the hottest and most active of all projects. Iain Kennedy is a leader of the M222 project and he has developed an M222 genetic tree: http://www.kennedydna.com/M222.pdf And as an...
by D-Morrison
Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Morrisons from Waterford Ireland
Replies: 2
Views: 3046

Re: Morrisons from Waterford Ireland

Genealogy only goes so far, maybe back a couple of hundred years or so if you are lucky. The question is, are you a Scottish Morrison, or could you be an Irish Morrison? There is considerable correlation between Irish and Scottish Morrisons. That is why MSNA relies upon yDNA genetic testing. Go to: ...
by D-Morrison
Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 2
Views: 3875

Re: Hi everyone

Hi Mark,

Yeah, we Morrisons came from all over the place, but we are Morrisons, all of us.

Good to meet you!

Doug
by D-Morrison
Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Could your family have lived in Iona?
Replies: 8
Views: 6740

Re: Could your family have lived in Iona?

Oh, the history of the Morrison name could be horrifically tangled! With a name such as Morrison I simply assumed that my family had originated somewhere in Scotland. A no-brainer, right? But an Internet search quickly proved that the Morrison name had been widely adopted by a number of otherwise un...
by D-Morrison
Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Could your family have lived in Iona?
Replies: 8
Views: 6740

Re: Could your family have lived in Iona?

Hi AGM, The island of Iona? You might be in for a surprise. Y-DNA genetic testing could tell, but you might be an Irish Morrison just as I am. From Donegal in the far north of Ireland members of the O'Muirgheasain family are known to have migrated to the southern and to the inner Hebrides islands, i...
by D-Morrison
Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: Morrison Family Groups
Replies: 6
Views: 4961

Re: Morrison Family Groups

Edwin, and to All, Well, I have had the name of Morrison for nearly 60 years, so that is my name. Yet so many others also have the Morrison name, too. And so here we are. We all are Morrisons! OK, so maybe we could not so much be genetically related, but we all have had the Morrison name since time ...
by D-Morrison
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: Morrison Family Groups
Replies: 6
Views: 4961

Re: Morrison Family Groups

Edwin,

We Morrisons should stay together as one big family, regardless of genealogical/genetic origin.

Wear the green tartan or wear the red tartan, whichever, but let us all remain as Morrisons.

Perhaps splintering Morrisons into genetic groups could be counterproductive, eh?

Doug
by D-Morrison
Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Folktales and folklore.
Topic: Celtic music ...
Replies: 2
Views: 4746

Celtic music ...

This link goes to both Ireland and Scotland, the Thistle and Shamrock: http://www.thistleradio.com

Some thirty years old, this link goes to traditionally based music.

But it also does sometimes wander. ;-)
by D-Morrison
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Highland Games & other events.
Topic: Convener Starter Kit now online
Replies: 9
Views: 14670

Re: Convener Starter Kit now online

Hi Jim, The boots I wear really could add an authentic touch, 8" lace-up construction type boots. I live in a really old wood-framed house which has been repaired and worked on many times, and wearing any sort of soft-soled shoe could be dangerous as anywhere near the house there could be random, ol...
by D-Morrison
Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Highland Games & other events.
Topic: Convener Starter Kit now online
Replies: 9
Views: 14670

Re: Convener Starter Kit now online

Hi Jim, Thank you, that is just the sort of information that I was looking for! Basically, I am a t-shirt and blue jeans kind of guy, and I have absolutely no idea as to how to wear a kilt, but for at least once in my lifetime I think it would be fun to try. I have no interest in going "full formal"...
by D-Morrison
Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: Highland Games & other events.
Topic: Convener Starter Kit now online
Replies: 9
Views: 14670

Re: Convener Starter Kit now online

Hi Jim, How about a Convener who could provide comprehensive information about authentic Morrison clothing and dress AND perhaps the appropriate tartan(s) to go along with it? In other words, there are those of us out here who are aware of such traditional clothing, but we have no idea as to where t...
by D-Morrison
Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: Which DNA Test to Choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 11812

Re: Which DNA Test to Choose?

At FTDNA, the 37 STR marker test is a real workhorse, big value for the money and a LOT can be accomplished. The 12 marker test only proves that you are a human, and the 25 marker test does have its uses, although limited, but the 37 marker test is where the action really begins. However, unless you...
by D-Morrison
Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: Irish Morrisons?
Replies: 7
Views: 12498

Re: Irish Morrisons?

Edwin, If you have even a limited reading of Gaelic then you are ahead of me. From what I have seen of beginner's Gaelic lessons, the letter that you see is not necessarily the letter that you hear. A very long time ago, apparently at some time in maybe the 15th or 16th centuries, O'Muirgheasain spl...
by D-Morrison
Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: Irish Morrisons?
Replies: 7
Views: 12498

Re: Irish Morrisons?

I participate on some other Internet boards, notably the FTDNA M222 and L21+ projects, and while the majority of participants there could be of Irish descent there also are quite a few of Scottish descent, too. So yes, the historic inter-migration between Ireland and Scotland is well known. And, as ...
by D-Morrison
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: Irish Morrisons?
Replies: 7
Views: 12498

Irish Morrisons?

My name is Morrison and Edwin and I met online a few years ago. My family traces back to Armagh, Ireland in the later 18th century, but I had long assumed that my family had originated somewhere in Scotland as with my having a name such as Morrison that was a very easy assumption for me to make. But...