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Twigs to Trees #33 December, 2018
Twigs to Trees
Mary Helen Haines
Happy Holiday Season everyone. For this column I have tried to put together the most recent results of the Big Y testers that fall into Block 5 of the Big Y tree, RDF63. I can remember when I first joined the project with my two male cousins’ kits in 2006. At that time, we were only looking at STRs and all of the men mentioned below do match with STRs with varying degrees of closeness. There was no way to determine if they were 4th cousins or 18th cousins. That now seems eons ago; so much progress has been made since then. Today, with the Big Y test, we are able to see the development of different lineages over time and begin to figure out how far back we are all connected within a haplogroup.
I just received the Big Y results from my cousin’s kit and we discovered a new SNP associated with our line, so now we can say that all male McFarland descendants of John McFarland, born 1739 in Lancaster Co. PA, who married Mary Kinder in VA around 1763, will carry this SNP. However, until we have a tester who descends from John and Mary Montgomery McFarland’s other sons, we will not know if this SNP begins with John and Mary Kinder McF. or goes back to the parent or the grandparent. So, I am putting out the call for more male McFarlands from this lineage of Robert McFarland, born abt. 1675 in northern Ireland, married to Jennet, to do the full Big Y test when they can afford it. Or, if you carry the SNP BY3019 and do not descend from John and Mary Kinder McFarland, your Big Y test results will add to our knowledge of this line. Where and when does BY3019 begin?
The October 2018 Issue of the Loch Sloy! is now avaiable.
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The September 2018 Loch Sloy! is now digitally available.
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Greetings to all!
It is a pleasure to submit this report on the results of the 2018 CMW Annual Election which closed on Survey Monkey at 12:00 PM CDT on September 11, 2018.
The directors elected to serve for the 2019-2021 term are:
Maxi Brown Fitzjarrald (incumbent)
Laurie McFarland Jackson
In accordance with the CMW By-laws, the results shall be opened and witnessed by Christina McFarland Helms of the Nominations and Elections Committee and two voting members at-large during the St. Louis Scottish Games and Cultural Festival on September 28 and 29, 2018 to confirm the results as official.
As in the past, the new directors will help to sustain a very strong and active Board of Directors moving forward.
Neal R. McFarland
Chair, Nominations & Election Committee
The July 2018 Loch Sloy! Newsletter is now digitally available.
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