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by morrisondna
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Group C
Topic: Group C Origins
Replies: 10
Views: 10717

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: 3211

Re: What Tartan in 1780?

by morrisondna
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Lost Morrison's
Replies: 2
Views: 1573

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: 6719

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.
by morrisondna
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: Which DNA Test to Choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 12502

Re: Which DNA Test to Choose?

Recent results in Group F of the Morrison DNA Project highlight the importance of SNP testing to verify STR matches. We now have two Morrisons who were matches to the rest of Group F at the 37-marker level, but the matches fell apart at the 111-marker level. Most of Group F is in Haplogroup R-L1402,...
by morrisondna
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: searching for relatives
Replies: 2
Views: 2145

Re: searching for relatives

Alex, can you be more specific in what info you are looking for? Are you looking for where Alexander settled in the US? If so, do you have any clues, such as other relatives who may have already been in the US?
by morrisondna
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: Participating in the Morrison DNA Project
Replies: 12
Views: 5295

Re: Participating in the Morrison DNA Project

The Morrison DNA Project website ( www.geneticousins.com/morrison ) was updated this week. See Subgroup H3 for your line.
by morrisondna
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Francis Lewis Morrison-Mystery Man
Replies: 5
Views: 3437

Re: Francis Lewis Morrison-Mystery Man

Excellent!
by morrisondna
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Ancestry
Replies: 6
Views: 2842

Re: Ancestry

The Morrison DNA Project can be of great help in learning where your Morrisons are from originally. About 85% of our participants have a match. As the project continues to grow, we expect to connect more of our Y-DNA groups to connect with Morrisons who still live in the ancestral homeland. Please d...
by morrisondna
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: Participating in the Morrison DNA Project
Replies: 12
Views: 5295

Re: Participating in the Morrison DNA Project

Very good. The Morrison DNA Project website is www.geneticousins.com/morrison . Test kits are available at a discount if you join the project first.
Edwin
by morrisondna
Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: Morrison Family Groups
Replies: 6
Views: 5391

Re: Morrison Family Groups

The AncestryDNA test is good for finding cousins back to about the 3rd or 4th cousin level. A Y-DNA test is best for researching your Morrison surname line. There are options for inexpensive Y-DNA tests through YSEQ.net .
by morrisondna
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Group F
Topic: Group F Origins
Replies: 7
Views: 6719

Re: Group F Origins

New test results show that McNeill (and therefore McAdams and Smith) are a closer match to the McEldowney group than to the Morrison/McMorris group. The subgroups of F1 and F2 will be renumbered and rearranged in the next update to reflect this.
by morrisondna
Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Group F
Topic: Group F Origins
Replies: 7
Views: 6719

Re: Group F Origins

A McEldowney match to Group F has tested positive for SNP A459. He joins the Morrisons, McMorrises, McAdamses, and Downings, a Smith, and a McNeill in this branch of the haplotree. Comparison of STR results for McEldowney and Downing indicate that together they form a new sub-branch of A459. Researc...
by morrisondna
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Group D
Topic: Group D Origins
Replies: 1
Views: 3558

Re: Group D Origins

We have a new match with Group D that will be posted in the upcoming Morrison project website update. Group D Morrisons have a very rare haplotype that matches no other surnames on 37 or 25 markers. This makes it easy to conclude that all Morrisons of this group share common descent, but makes it di...
by morrisondna
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Group T
Topic: Group T Origins
Replies: 6
Views: 6277

Re: Group T Origins

Welcome, Morrison_VIC, it would be easy to determine whether your line is part of Group T through an inexpensive SNP test. I'll be happy to provide more information if you are interested.

Edwin
by morrisondna
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Highland Games & other events.
Topic: 2016 Clan Morrison Society Annual General Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 1633

2016 Clan Morrison Society Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of Clan Morrison Society of North America will be held at the New Hampshire Scottish Games at Loon Mountain. The games are scheduled for the weekend of September 17, 2016. For further information on the games see http://www.nhscot.org . The specific schedule for the busine...
by morrisondna
Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Robert Morrison b. 30 May 1764 NH/MA
Replies: 2
Views: 2479

Re: Robert Morrison b. 30 May 1764 NH/MA

Have you seen Leonard Morrison's book on the Morrison family? Much of the book is on descendants of Samuel and David Morrison of Londonderry, NH. There is also a book called Scotch Irish Pioneers that has information on an Abraham Holmes of Aghadowey, Northern Ireland, who was married to a sister of...
by morrisondna
Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: Leonard Book DNA Group Matches
Replies: 1
Views: 2129

Re: Leonard Book DNA Group Matches

Jim, check out Group L for 402 and 420. Group L may not be a proven connection for 420, but at least is a good candidate. We can assume that most of the Scots-Irish Morrisons mentioned in LAM's book were Lowland families, so that to some degree eliminates the DNA groups in the project who are clearl...
by morrisondna
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Francis Lewis Morrison-Mystery Man
Replies: 5
Views: 3437

Re: Francis Lewis Morrison-Mystery Man

Felix, Haplogroup G is very old and widespread, but also rare. This results in few matches to work with, but also means any matches you find are more likely to be meaningful. With no STR matches at 37 markers, you can look at the surnames you match at 25 markers to see if they offer any clues as to ...
by morrisondna
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Heraldry
Topic: Morrison Crest
Replies: 5
Views: 3165

Re: Morrison Crest

Chris, Thanks for the information. This certainly answers my question. I'm glad I now know the genesis of the crest as I was planning on getting it as a tattoo. As this is the Chiefs' personal crest I may now reconsider this or perhaps have one mixed with this crest and elements of the Buchanan arm...