DNA TESTING FOR CLAN DONALD
For several years Clan Donald USA has been running a y chromosome genetic project of
which I am the director. We currently have approximately 150 participants which include
not only MacDonalds but also MacEachrens, Buies MacAllisters, MacKeans, MacReynolds and
other historic Clan Donald names. We have not only identified the genetic markers of
Somerled (who was Norse in descent) and have the markers for ClanRanald, Glengarry and
Sleat but we have also identified the gaelic line which I believe is descended from
the kindred of Colla Uais whose descendants founded Dal Riada. The more participants
who believe the know their descent or who know the location of their emigrant ancestor
who participate, the greater the usefulness to current participants.
The cost for a 25 marker test is $171. Sign up at Family Tree DNA on the internet with
Donald USA as your group project. This test only works for the pure paternal line so
that persons who wish to search their mother's line must arrange for a sample from a male
line cousin. Let me know if you have any questions or need help. Mark MacDonald
May 10, 2004
This small family cemetery containing eight marked graves (four not legible)
is located in a cleared area surrounded by woods. Plank Road is 3100 feet to the
south and Turkey Road is 3600 feet to the east.
McDONALD CEMETERY -
McDonald Angus Born Sept. 1823 Died Oct. 26, 1864
McDonald Daniel Born Dec. 1819 Died June 24, 1838 Aged 19 years.
McDonald John N. Born March 5, 1829 Died Sept. 11, 1829
McDonald Mary Born in Scotland 1802 Died Jan. 19, 1855 Aged 67 years