Welcome to the McFadden Project message board!

A place to talk about anything relating to the Mac Pháidín surname and its variants
Rob
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Y-DNA Haplogroup: R-A10526
MDKA: Owen McFadden b. abt 1780 near Creeslough, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Welcome to the McFadden Project message board!

Postby Rob » Fri May 13, 2016 4:28 pm

The purpose of this board is to provide a place for people interested in the McFadden surname and its variants to discuss anything relating to the name and its history. Feel free to post about family trees, myths, legends, people and places... anything at all. My only rule is that you keep it civil.

Thanks,
Rob
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petersd41
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Joined: Wed May 18, 2016 7:38 am

Re: Welcome to the McFadden Project message board!

Postby petersd41 » Wed May 18, 2016 7:43 am

I've done the Ancestry DNA testing, but not sure how to respond to the Halogroup question. I would be interested in finding out more about the McFaddens - I haven't been able to get too far back. My maternal grandfather was a McFadden.

Rob
Project Admin
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri May 13, 2016 3:17 pm
Y-DNA Haplogroup: R-A10526
MDKA: Owen McFadden b. abt 1780 near Creeslough, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Re: Welcome to the McFadden Project message board!

Postby Rob » Wed May 18, 2016 2:30 pm

petersd41 wrote:I've done the Ancestry DNA testing, but not sure how to respond to the Halogroup question. I would be interested in finding out more about the McFaddens - I haven't been able to get too far back. My maternal grandfather was a McFadden.


Every so often, a DNA marker will emerge that is unique to one man and his direct male descendants. For example, a marker we call R-M269 appeared in a man who lived thousands of years ago. Any man today with this marker is said to be in the R-M269 haplogroup. If it were possible for all of these men to trace their direct paternal line (their dad's dad's dad's... etc.), eventually they would all end up at the first man with M269. A family tree of sorts has been mapped out using these markers, except it uses letters and numbers instead of names.

There are a few different kinds of DNA testing, which often causes confusion. AncestryDNA offers "autosomal" DNA testing. This is a very broad test that can match you with cousins from any branch of your tree. Anyone can take an autosomal test. Y-DNA testing is much more specific. It only looks at the Y chromosome, which only men have. The Y is passed down from fathers to sons over many generations with relatively little change, making it valuable for researching specific lineages, and it can also look for the unique markers I mentioned above.

Where are your McFaddens from?

Helen McCole
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu May 19, 2016 4:46 am
MDKA: Bridget McFadden

Re: Welcome to the McFadden Project message board!

Postby Helen McCole » Thu May 19, 2016 5:02 am

Donegal & Scotland

clanmc61
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu May 19, 2016 6:55 am
Location: Australia
MDKA: John McFadyen b. abt 1765 Renfrewshire, Paisley, Scotland

Re: Welcome to the McFadden Project message board!

Postby clanmc61 » Thu May 19, 2016 7:08 am

Thanks Rob for the Invite to this board. I hope to be able to go back a little further in my line but at the moment have hit a brick wall.

Regards,
Phil Mc

Rob
Project Admin
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri May 13, 2016 3:17 pm
Y-DNA Haplogroup: R-A10526
MDKA: Owen McFadden b. abt 1780 near Creeslough, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Re: Welcome to the McFadden Project message board!

Postby Rob » Thu May 19, 2016 5:25 pm

clanmc61 wrote:Thanks Rob for the Invite to this board. I hope to be able to go back a little further in my line but at the moment have hit a brick wall.

Regards,
Phil Mc


That's always the dream, isn't it. Good luck and glad to have you involved.

Miss meeps mcfadden
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Joined: Sat May 28, 2016 2:11 pm
MDKA: Dennis mcfadden

Re: Welcome to the McFadden Project message board!

Postby Miss meeps mcfadden » Sat May 28, 2016 2:20 pm

Hello. I'm a female Mcfadden. Think we.have chatted on twitter. My grandfather was from high Glen. Dennis mcfadden. Born 1910 to manus and Kathleen mcfadden who are buried at Carrrigart old cemetry. Manus, my great grandfather though,his name is spelt wrong on the grave. It's spelt man's. My father is also buried there with them and he is Manus mcfadden died 28 August 2004. My grandfather Dennis born 1910 in high Glen had 2 brothers, Barney and George and a sister Sarah. My grandad came to Manchester, George and barney went to california and Sarah went to London. I know I have cousins over there.would be great to start tracing and hello to anyone who knew particularly my grandfather. The Glen Inn remembered him last time I was there

McFadden Foy
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Joined: Mon May 30, 2016 1:23 pm
Location: America
MDKA: Andrew McFadden of Scotland, Garvagn then America (North Carolina)

Re: Welcome to the McFadden Project message board!

Postby McFadden Foy » Mon May 30, 2016 1:45 pm

Hello Everyone: My McFaddens came from Garvagn to America in the 1700's. Hoping someone can connect me to McFaddens in that area. My gfather back was Andrew McFadden. He came from Scotland and married Jane Linsey (Lindsey) in 1704. The area of Somerset was mentioned and they had a daughter named Somersett. I believe they named the area in Maine (USA) that they lived Somersett. The McFadden then came to North Carolina (USA). Hope to connect to my McFaddens. Thanks!!!

McFadden Foy
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon May 30, 2016 1:23 pm
Location: America
MDKA: Andrew McFadden of Scotland, Garvagn then America (North Carolina)

Re: Welcome to the McFadden Project message board!

Postby McFadden Foy » Mon May 30, 2016 4:35 pm

Hello Rob, I am McFadden Foy in Charlotte NC. Fort McFadden back to the Rev War is owned by my cousins in Rutherfordton NC. I am trying to reach Bradford Andrew McFadden (Brad) on the message board, but can't seem to locate his post now that I have logged-in. My McFadden starts with Andrew McFadden (Maine) and Brad shared this is his family also. Thanks for putting up the site. I only saw 8 post and could not locate the post that I googled. Patricia

Rob
Project Admin
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri May 13, 2016 3:17 pm
Y-DNA Haplogroup: R-A10526
MDKA: Owen McFadden b. abt 1780 near Creeslough, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Re: Welcome to the McFadden Project message board!

Postby Rob » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:19 am

McFadden Foy wrote:Hello Rob, I am McFadden Foy in Charlotte NC. Fort McFadden back to the Rev War is owned by my cousins in Rutherfordton NC. I am trying to reach Bradford Andrew McFadden (Brad) on the message board, but can't seem to locate his post now that I have logged-in. My McFadden starts with Andrew McFadden (Maine) and Brad shared this is his family also. Thanks for putting up the site. I only saw 8 post and could not locate the post that I googled. Patricia

Hello Patricia. The comment that was left by Brad McFadden was on a blog post. I have copied his comment below:

Mark- I’m not sure as to whether you are the gentleman that wrote to my family here in Maine, back in the ’80′s.? about Merrymeeting Bay. I, along with my brother own the piece of property that Andrew and Jane(Linsey), settled after arriving on the McCallum in Sept. 1718.
My Great- grandfather bought the property back, back in 1950. I am 10th gen by Andrew(2), who I believe was 3yrs. when arriving here. Sommersett was next in1720, Daniel was born in 1722.
Maybe this will make a connection!
Bradford Andrew McFadden
Brad


The blog comments have been disabled, so for Brad to respond to your comments, he will have to come here to the message board. This is a little frustrating, I know, but it is better in the long run. The blog comments were a bit unwieldy.

I would suggest that if you would like to connect with other McFaddens from Maine, it would be best to post a new topic for that purpose. That will have higher visibility and it will be easier for people to find and respond to you. You can post a new topic by clicking on this link: http://themcfaddenproject.com/phpbb/posting.php?mode=post&f=4.

Let me know if I can help with anything else.


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