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by morrisondna
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: Which DNA Test to Choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 11800

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: 1894

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: 11
Views: 4354

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: 3092

Re: Francis Lewis Morrison-Mystery Man

Excellent!
by morrisondna
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Ancestry
Replies: 4
Views: 2449

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: 11
Views: 4354

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: 4956

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: 6292

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: 6292

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: 3370

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: 5911

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: 1484

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: 2265

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: 1939

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: 3092

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: 2864

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...
by morrisondna
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Group G
Topic: Group G Origins
Replies: 5
Views: 5020

Re: Group G Origins

Felix, I'm glad to see you have tested your Y-DNA. Please note that Group G in the Morrison DNA Project is not the same as Haplogroup G. Haplogroup G is an ancient haplogroup that is rare in the British Isles. I suggest joining the "G-Uncategorized" project at FTDNA. This project will place you in y...
by morrisondna
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Ancestry
Replies: 4
Views: 2449

Re: Ancestry

There are many Irish Morrisons who are descended from Scottish lines from the 1600's Plantation of Ulster, but there are other Morrisons in Ireland who do not have a Scottish connection. If you would like to contact me with specifics that you have on your line, I would be glad to offer a suggested p...
by morrisondna
Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Francis Lewis Morrison-Mystery Man
Replies: 5
Views: 3092

Re: Francis Lewis Morrison-Mystery Man

Felix, a good first step would be a Y-DNA test. There were a lot of different Morrison families in Pennsylvania, and most of them are represented in the Morrison DNA Project. A match would allow you to focus your research. Tests are available from FTDNA and YSEQ. I would be glad to work with you on ...
by morrisondna
Mon May 30, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: History
Topic: O'MUIRGHEASAIN
Replies: 6
Views: 4567

Re: O'MUIRGHEASAIN

Alex, there are lots of points for discussion in your paper. On one point, the MacMaurices who were supposedly descended from Buchanans, we see what appears contradictory evidence in the DNA results for McMorrises in Group F of the Morrison DNA Project. These McMorrises settled in County Tyrone in t...