Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Paddy-Owens and the Donegal Gallowglass

The inspiration for this web site came from my own genealogical research, which began in 2011 following the death of my grandfather.  My grandfather was an Irish native and immediate members of his family still reside today on land in

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The MacFadyens of Mull

Individual pages for larger branches of McFaddens will be added as they are identified via DNA testing and/or old-fashioned research.  The first page to be posted is that of The MacFadyens of Mull. The MacFadyens of the Isle of Mull in Scotland

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Explaining the comparison process

I’ve put together a relatively simple demo of the Y-DNA comparison process and how we gain information from test results.  It can be accessed by hovering your mouse over the “DNA Testing Info” tab up top, or by going here:

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Welcome to The McFadden Project!

My name is Rob McFadden.  Welcome to my new web site dedicated to researching the origins and history of the McFadden surname.  My primary motivation in creating the site was to drum up interest in the McFadden surname project at

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