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A place to talk about anything relating to the Mac Pháidín surname and its variants
RebeccaKingAnderson
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Joined: Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:57 pm
Y-DNA Haplogroup: R-M269
MDKA: Candour McFadden

Re: Welcome to the McFadden Project message board!

Postby RebeccaKingAnderson » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:41 am

Candour McFadden b. 1710 is my 6th grt grandfather thru his daughter Mary McFadden. Since I am related thru his daughter, does that make it impossible for me to connect to Candour via DNA? I got my paternal uncle who would be 5th from Candour to provide a sample and since he is 91 I manage his test site for him. His children were adopted and his brothers (my dad and another) are both deceased, so he was the last Y donor.

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 Dec 21, 2017 11:57 pm

RebeccaKingAnderson wrote:Candour McFadden b. 1710 is my 6th grt grandfather thru his daughter Mary McFadden. Since I am related thru his daughter, does that make it impossible for me to connect to Candour via DNA? I got my paternal uncle who would be 5th from Candour to provide a sample and since he is 91 I manage his test site for him. His children were adopted and his brothers (my dad and another) are both deceased, so he was the last Y donor.


The Y-DNA testing we use has to do with a man's direct paternal line (their father, and his father, and his father, etc.). Just that one specific line. So we're generally looking for men who have the name themselves. There are of course exceptions, like adoptions or name changes of some kind, but for the most part a participant will need to be a man who currently has McFadden as his own last name (or MacFadyen or another version of the name).


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