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Cai_FFLornaHen Caithness atDNA data

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Chromosome Map
Google Group


Welcome to the home page for those sharing atDNA inherited from their Caithness ancestors,
AND matching somewhere/how/when with the extended family tree of Lorna.
Your DNA Project needs you


Some links:


In order to help refine which ancestor(s) of our matches are responsible for the shared/inherited DNA it is very useful to have a range of tested descendants.
We would therefore particularly love to hear from descendants of any of the following who either have joined in the fun of autosomal dna testing, or who may be interested in doing so (see DNA Groups page for further information).
Links are to either WikiTree or FamilySearch, both collaborative one world trees where it is free to register and contribute.
With known descendants in the tested gene pool the matches become easier to assign to specific ancestral lines for further investigation of links between matches where the links are not known.

 Ancestral Couple   WikiTree Link   FamilySearch Link 
Known ancestral lines:
John BAIN & Catherine GRAY in Clashscribie, Latheron John BAIN (Some) Descendants of John BAIN (1784-1853)
John GRAY & Margaret FOWLER in South Dunn, Watten John GRAY (Some) Descendants of John GRAY (say 1700)
William TAYLOR & Janet SMITH in Wester Watten William TAYLOR (Some) Descendants of William TAYLOR (say 1720 -)
James MANSON & Euphan MALCOM in Scouthal, Watten James MANSON (Some) Descendants of James MANSON (abt 1700 -)
Donald GEORGESON & Esther MILLER in Kirk, Bower Donald GEORGESON (Some) Descendants of Donald GEORGESON (abt 1735 - )
George McADIE & Margaret COTTAR in Scarmclate, Bower George McADIE (Some) Descendants of George McADIE (abt 1733 - )
William SINCLAIR & Katharine McKONLAY in North Dunn, Watten William SINCLAIR (Some) Descendants of William SINCLAIR (abt 1735 - )
DNA matched lines:
William BAIN & Catherine GUNN in Thurdistoft/Tain, Olrig
Given the atDNA matches with a descendant of William's son Donald (marr. Robertina HILL)
we would also be very interested in a direct male line Y-DNA candidate for this family to further explore/refine connections.
There is a BAIN Surname DNA project on FTDNA
  (Some) Descendants of William BAIN (abt 1771 - 1841/51)
A potential MANSON connection?
Several matches triangulate with David FINLAYSON and Ronald PRICE.
This means we are interested in how their common ancestors may connect to the trees above
Coghill/Waters ancestry (Some) Ancestors of James COGHILL/Isabella WATERS
A MANSON brickwall
Which MANSON family does stonemason, James H MANSON, born Bower about 1828, moved to Missouri via Canada, come from?
Any dna tested descendants of either of the following out there?
  (Some) Descendants of James H MANSON and Sophia MILLIGAN/MULLIKAN
  We are particularly interested in determining if his family is that of:
  Farmer/shoemaker Roderick MANSON and Rachel MUNRO of Halcro, Bower
  (Some) Descendants of Roderick MANSON & Rachel MUNRO
  or that of
  farm overseer William MANSON and Jane ALSHERON/ALEXANDER of Pulhoy, Bower
  (Some) Descendants of William MANSON and Jane ALSHERON/ALEXANDER

Chromosome Map

If registered for the site, you may find a chromosome map of the dna segments in the Histories link in the sidebar, or attached to the dummy Caithness FFLornaHen "person".
Some of the people mentioned are linked to their tree in DNAGeds tree
Do NOT believe such trees without verification as they are merely quick research into possible areas to explain dna matches.

Google Group

The group below is a private mailing/web group for the atDNA matched people interested in the above couples, and their matches with Caithness ancestry.