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Why aren’t all McFaddens related?

One of the first conclusions our DNA study has reached is that there are numerous unrelated Mac Pháidín lineages. Of the 33 Mc- results that have been processed so far, there are a minimum of 10 completely separate lines. Given

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The “Levels” of Y-DNA Testing

When people express an interest in joining this project, I usually recommend they buy a 67-marker STR test. After making their initial purchase, some people are then dismayed to find recommendations for further (more expensive) testing, such as the Big

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