Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Scots-Irish as Indigenous People

Link to an interesting article written in 2012 on the Scots-Irish as indigenous Americans.

Link:  Scots-Irish as indigenous people

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Scots-Irish DNA Project Update 13 August 2014

442 families are now participating in the Scots-Irish DNA project and the project is growing at a rapid pace.  We have enough DNA results to begin analysis of the group.  As expected, the Celtic haplogroups dominate, with R-M222 and R-L21 the largest two elements in the R1b Celtic group.  I haplogroups are running around 11% of total, which is also expected for men with origins in the Lowlands of Scotland and west Highlands.  One family of note, descendants of David Crockett are participating in the project and appear to be Norse in paternal ancestry.