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by morrisondna
Thu May 26, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Morrisons from Benbecula
Replies: 1
Views: 1652

Re: Morrisons from Benbecula

kbenzi, Thanks for this contribution.
by morrisondna
Thu May 26, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Group J
Topic: Group J Origins
Replies: 2
Views: 3237

Re: Group J Origins

Seven-nine, see the R1b-U106 DNA Project. You can Google it. Page 5 of the DNA results lists many L48 results with various origins. Further testing within the Morrison L48 group is needed to narrow down the matches to one of the L48 subclades. Newly available SNP Packs can simplify this process.
by morrisondna
Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Board Bugs or Suggestions.
Topic: Clan Morrison Participation in Highland Gathering and Games
Replies: 1
Views: 3904

Re: Clan Morrison Participation in Highland Gathering and Ga

Hi, Mike---We have a place on this board for notices to be posted, but many are not. You might also want to check the CMSNA Facebook page for notices. Where are your games? We can put you in touch with the convener for your area...

Edwin
by morrisondna
Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Highland Games & other events.
Topic: Greenville, SC, Games, Saturday, May 28, 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 3687

Greenville, SC, Games, Saturday, May 28, 2016

Clan Morrison will have a tent at the Gallabrae games in Greenville this year. All Morrisons are invited to come by and make the tent your headquarters during the games.

Edwin
by morrisondna
Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Finding my kit # in results
Replies: 1
Views: 2593

Re: Finding my kit # in results

Jhmorr, I have sent you an e-mail on this. We hope to have you included in the next Morrison DNA Project update.

Edwin
by morrisondna
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: History
Topic: O'MUIRGHEASAIN
Replies: 6
Views: 4573

Re: O'MUIRGHEASAIN

Hi, Stephen. Morrison is a name of a number of different origins. The name probably originated to indicate a "son of Maurice" (with Maurice pronounced as "Morris" and sometimes spelled "Morice"). Then this Morrison name was used to anglicize various Gaelic names. The name you cite is one of the Gael...
by morrisondna
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bryson to Brice to Price
Replies: 1
Views: 2688

Re: Bryson to Brice to Price

Ray, if you would like to join the Morrison DNA Project, I would be happy to take a closer look.

Edwin Holcombe
Administrator, Morrison DNA Project
by morrisondna
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Member KenM Scott/Irish/Australian
Replies: 7
Views: 6406

Re: New Member KenM Scott/Irish/Australian

Ken - There are a good number of S588+ results in the M222 project and they would be your closest known SNP cousins so far, though the connection may be up to 1850 years ago according to YFull. I cannot see your placement on the M222 website due to your privacy settings restricting that to M222 proj...
by morrisondna
Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bryson to Brice to Price
Replies: 1
Views: 2516

Re: Bryson to Brice to Price

Ray, detailed level SNP testing can provide the most definitive results for finding your closest paternal-line relatives. If you would like to join the Morrison DNA Project through FTDNA, I would be happy to take a look at the testing you have done so far and offer suggestions. Edwin Holcombe Admini...
by morrisondna
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Morrisons who emigrated to Nova Scotia
Replies: 7
Views: 9022

Re: Morrisons who emigrated to Nova Scotia

It would be good to read up on the migration history from Scotland to Nova Scotia. The given names in your Morrison family indicate they came from a Gaelic-speaking area of Scotland and the Roman Catholic status may help you narrow it down further. At first glance, the Western Isles of Scotland seem...
by morrisondna
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Member KenM Scott/Irish/Australian
Replies: 7
Views: 6406

Re: New Member KenM Scott/Irish/Australian

Ken, there are no STR mutations that should be ignored. However, there are some mutations that are rarer than others, and sharing a rare mutation with someone else is considered more significant than sharing a common mutation. The best way to narrow down your STR matches is through testing of additi...
by morrisondna
Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: General DNA Discussion
Topic: Irish Morrisons?
Replies: 7
Views: 12498

Re: Irish Morrisons?

Ken, being a member of the R-M222 haplogroup, you have many matches even at 67 markers. By testing downstream SNPs, you can narrow down which of these matches are actually your closest paternal relatives. Fortunately, there are two relatively inexpensive SNP Packs available to test many of the downs...
by morrisondna
Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Visit To The Outer Hebrides
Replies: 1
Views: 2724

A Visit To The Outer Hebrides

A Youtube tribute to the beauty of Scotland and the Western Isles, courtesy of Andrew...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj4cTN1 ... e=youtu.be
by morrisondna
Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Group G
Topic: Group G Origins
Replies: 5
Views: 5023

Re: Group G Origins

Hi, Barb, The groups in the Morrison DNA Project are assigned by the actual Y-DNA results, so a person does not receive a group assignment until results are in. To test for your friend's Morrison line, we would need a DNA sample from a male Morrison in his mother's line. This could be a brother of h...
by morrisondna
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Group H
Topic: Group H2
Replies: 1
Views: 2403

Re: Group H2

Subgroup H2 is a good example of the case where multiple subgroups within a Morrison DNA Project group may not all share the same Morrison progenitor, but may be more distant pre-surname cousins. Different subgroups are placed within the same group because they are close matches at 12 markers, but d...
by morrisondna
Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Group AE
Topic: Group AE SNP Results --- R-Z253+
Replies: 1
Views: 2876

Group AE SNP Results --- R-Z253+

A member of this group has tested positive for SNP Z253 under R1b. There is an R-Z253 project at FTDNA where other Z253+ surnames can be seen. There are many SNPs downstream of Z253 that define more recent branches of the Z253 family. Further testing of downstream SNPs can be done using the R1b-Z253...
by morrisondna
Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Ivory Vikings
Replies: 0
Views: 2293

Ivory Vikings

I just finished reading a new book on the ivory chessmen discovered on the Isle of Lewis in 1831. The book is not quick reading, but provides some fascinating insights into the Viking world of the 12th Century and the part that the Isle of Lewis played in it. The theory developed in the book is that...
by morrisondna
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Member KenM Scott/Irish/Australian
Replies: 7
Views: 6406

Re: New Member KenM Scott/Irish/Australian

Ken, FTDNA now offers a package of 66 SNPs downstream of M222. Since you know you are M222+ and have many STR matches, finding your place on this SNP descendancy tree is a much more definitive way of finding your closest paternal relatives than the standard STR testing. I would recommend considering...
by morrisondna
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which group?
Replies: 3
Views: 3678

Re: Which group?

CM, Y-DNA tests are specific to the strictly paternal line, so your own test results would only be for your White paternal ancestry. If your Morrison ancestry is in a maternal line (i.e., not strictly paternal), then you would need to have male Morrison cousin test to learn which DNA group your Morr...
by morrisondna
Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which group?
Replies: 3
Views: 3678

Re: Which group?

Hi, all Morrison DNA Project test results are listed by DNA test kit number (if one is available). The easiest way to find your group in the Morrison DNA Project is to go to http://www.geneticousins.com/morrison and click on the Results menu item. That brings up a spreadsheet that can be searched us...