Calif. Families McBride/McCormack/McKenzie Donald (1799-1879) DNA Result Chart Contact
Abbreviated results showing distances relataive to tests of one of Donald's G-G Grandsons.
DYS # for marker (allele value = # of repeats shown below) H
3 3 1 3 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 a
Family Earliest
Ancestor
Location
Immigrated distance[1]
test
9 9 9 9 8 8 2 8 3 8 9 8 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 4 4 6 6 6 6 p
3 0   1 5 5 6 8 9 9 2 9 8 9 9 5 4 7 7 8 9 4 4 4 4l
1225        a b       i   ii   a b             a b c d o[2]
Related to us DT - Arran, Scotland 1851, New Brunswick, Canada us us13 25 14 11 11 13 12 12 12 12 14 28 17 9 10 11 11 24 15 18 30 15 16 16 17 R1b1
GB - b. Ireland or Scotland.
Lived near Belfast, N Ireland
1795 to Hampshire Co. VA 2 4 13 25 14 11 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 27 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 29 15 16 16 17 R1b1
DJ - County Sligo, Ireland mid 1800's to New York City 2 5 13 25 14 11 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29 17 9 11 11 11 25 15 18 29 15 16 16 17 R1b1
RA - Ireland thru 1870's, Glasgow in 1901 ? 2   13 25 14 11 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29                          R1b1
JF - N. Ireland Still in Ireland 2   13 25 14 11 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29                          R1b1
Distant relation PJ - N. Ireland 1842 Canada 7   13 26 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 14 13 30                          R1b1
Distant relation Thms - bef 1802 to VA 5 9 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 15 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 29 14 15 16 17 R1b1
Colla Uais3 Dalriada, Ireland 4th century 7 12 13 24 14 10 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 18 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 15 17 17 R1b
Somerled /
MacDonald4
Argile, Scotland 1100 12 25 13 25 15 11 11 14 12 12 10 14 11 31 16 8 10 11 11 23 14 20 31 12 15 15 16 R1a
Majority of McBrides
(6 of 12) tested
N. Ireland   14 37 14 22 14 10 13 13 11 14 10 12 11 28 15 8 9 8 11 22 16 20 28 12 14 15 15 I1a
Red DYS #s - Higher rate of mutation.

Results (except Colla Uais and Somerled) are from Family Tree DNA testing with McBride results at McBride DNA Project at WorldFamilies.net.
Colla Uais and Somerled are from Founder Scots DNA at OurFamilyOrigins.com/scotland/founderscots.htm

[1] Genetic Distance from (12 & 25 marker test) results for us. The sum of differences in allele values. See Understanding Genetic Distance.

[2] We are also of Haplogroup R1b1. Anthropologists break down the Y-chromosome into branches called Haplogroups or clades, which distinguish major branches of Homo Sapiens. Haplogroup R1b1 is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago.
The majority of McBrides are Haplogroup I. According to current theories, Haplogroup I first arrived in Europe around 20,000-25,000 years ago from the Middle East.

[3] Colla Uais was king of the Scots before they moved from Ireland to Scotland around 500 AD. His genealogy is shown at Colla - MacDonald.
Director of the Clan Donald USA Genetic Project, Mark MacDonald, has identified this signature based on data from existing genetic projects including the MacGregors, gaelic Livingstones, and Campbells. See: Important Dalriadic Ancestral Genetic Signature Identified

[4] Somerled defeat of the Norse King of Man in 1156 gained independence for southwestern Scotland. His grandson Donald, third Lord of the Isles, was the start of Clan MacDonald. See Scottish DNA testing.

R1b1 Group Pairwise distance: (See Understanding Genetic Distance)
12 Marker test
 DJ RA JF GB DT Thms
DJ   0 0 2 2 3
RA 0   0 2 2 3
JF 0 0   2 2 3
GB 2 2 2   2 5
DT 2 2 2 2   5
Thms 3 3 3 5 5  
25 Marker test
  DJ GB DT Thms
DJ   5 5 6
GB 5   4 5
DT 5 4   9
Thms 6 5 9  

See Understanding Genetic Distance.

There was a discussion of Haplogroup I in 2003 a Discussion group at GENEALOGY-DNA-L Archives, Malcolm Dodd states:
"Persons with an "I" haplogroup are most likely Saami, Croatian,German or Polish and NOT of Viking ancestry. Someone from the British Isles with "I" haplogroup is just as likely to be Anglo-Saxon as Viking."
Bill at Lowe DNA disputes this.

See: ycc.biosci.arizona.edu/nomenclature_system/summary.html for a report by the Y-Chromosome Consortium (YCC).
Haplogroups.


In the McBride Genealogy, Deanna Taylor says: "The Sept was located in County Donegal in the North West of Ireland. Some descendants may be of Scottish origin, the name having been brought into Ulster (N. Ireland) by Scottish settlers in the seventeenth century." So, we'll have to wait until some Scotish McBrides have DNA tests to see which way we moved from Ireland to Scotland or from Scotland to Ireland.

Terms:

Allelle - The number of repeats of a sequence in a marker.
DYS - DNA Y-chromosome Segment - markers are assigned DYS numbers.
Haplo - Haplogroup Identifies the person's major population group and
   provides information about the ancient origin.
   R1b1 is the most common haplogroup in European populations.
Marker - Repeated base-pair sequences (2-5 base-pairs) at specific locations 
     along the Y chromosome.  

Links:
McBride DNA project at WorldFamilies.net links together results from testing at Family Tree DNA

The DNA Genealogy Service at Scottish forensics centre based at Glasgow Caledonian University, will be unique by teaming traditional family history search services with modern DNA genetic profiling technology, to help people from around the world trace their Scottish roots.
John Gow, Director for Forensic Investigation
Contact Caroline Foulkes, Press Officer, 0141 331 8188 / 07887 944969,

  Complete Result Chart similar to above. (Our test is M-14)
We got our tests done at Family Tree DNA.
  their Tutorial.
DNA Genealogy
DNA 101 at BlairGenealogy
DNA testing of MacDonald clan by Bryan Sykes

Books:
"Trace Your Roots with DNA: Use Your DNA to Complete Your Family Tree:", Megan Smolenyak, Ann Turner
Adam's Curse, Bryan Sykes
Mark MacDonald, Administrator of the Clan Donald USA DNA Project has deduced the founder genetic signature of Colla Uais.

Updated Jan 21, 2008