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 on: April 14, 2014, 12:04:19 AM 
Started by Tom Donnelly - Last post by Endiem
John Donnelly, d. bef 1861, m. Anne Madden 1824, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland *
   • Francis Donnelly, b. 1828 Dundalk
   • John Donnelly, b. 1831 Dundalk
   • Laurence Donnelly, b. 1834 Dundalk
   • James M Donnelly, b. 1837 Dundalk, d. 1919 NJ, m. Honora Brannigan c1862
       o Lawrence Donnelly, b. c1862 New York, d. c1931 NJ, m. Sarah Conroy 1887
       o George S Donnelly, b. 1864 New York, d. 1940 New York
       o Elizabeth R Donnelly, b. 1866 NY, d. 1948 New York, m. Daniel Coleman 1908
       o James P Donnelly, b. 1868 New Jersey, d. 1935 NY, m. Mary Doolan 1891
           • Walter T Donnelly, b. 1891 New York, d. 1960, m. Mary Loretta Nugent 1911
           • James C Donnelly, b. 1892 New York, d. c1973 New York, m. Julia V Dolan 1920
           • Mary E Donnelly, b. 1895 New York, d. 1981 New York, m. John Martin 1914
           • Florence M Donnelly, b. 1897 New York, m. James O’Rourke 1920
           • Anna V Donnelly, b. c1899 NY, m. Martin Mooney 1920, m. William Noll 1931
           • Lawrence J Donnelly, b. 1901 New York, d. 1901 New York
           • John K Donnelly, b. 1903 NY, d. 1981 Connecticut, m. Jessie E Clark 1925
           • George F Donnelly, b. 1906 New York, d. 1919 New York
      o   Annie Donnelly, b. 1871 New Jersey, d. 1876 New Jersey
      o   Walter Donnelly, b. 1873 New Jersey
      o   Mary Donnelly, b. 1875 New Jersey, d. 1963 New York, m. Buchan

                  * Endiem [ndmpost AT] kit #341486 (being processed)

 on: April 13, 2014, 04:24:18 AM 
Started by aew0 - Last post by aew0
Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what- what you have thought and done on every single second )

can you tell me every single detail of your `1 cheapest Minute Or your whole hour, day, week, month, year or your whole life ??

if you are not able to tell me about this life then what proof do you have that you didn't forget your past ? and that you will not forget this present life in the future ?

that is Fact that Supreme Lord Krishna exists but we posses no such intelligence to understand him.
there is also next life. and i already proved you that no scientist, no politician, no so-called intelligent man in this world is able to understand this Truth. cuz they are imagining. and you cannot imagine what is god, who is god, what is after life etc.
for example :Your father existed before your birth. you cannot say that before your birth your father don,t exists.

So you have to ask from mother, "Who is my father?" And if she says, "This gentleman is your father," then it is all right. It is easy.
Otherwise, if you makes research, "Who is my father?" go on searching for life; you'll never find your father.

( now maybe...maybe you will say that i will search my father from D.N.A, or i will prove it by photo's, or many other thing's which i will get from my mother and prove it that who is my Real father.{ So you have to believe the authority. who is that authority ? she is your mother. you cannot claim of any photo's, D.N.A or many other things without authority ( or ur mother ).

if you will show D.N.A, photo's, and many other proofs from other women then your mother. then what is use of those proofs ??} )

same you have to follow real authority. "Whatever You have spoken, I accept it," Then there is no difficulty. And You are accepted by Devala, Narada, Vyasa, and You are speaking Yourself, and later on, all the acaryas have accepted. Then I'll follow.
I'll have to follow great personalities. The same reason mother says, this gentleman is my father. That's all. Finish business. Where is the necessity of making research? All authorities accept Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. You accept it; then your searching after God is finished.

Why should you waste your time?
all that is you need is to hear from authority ( same like mother ). and i heard this truth from authority " Srila Prabhupada " he is my spiritual master.
im not talking these all things from my own.

in this world no `1 can be Peace full. this is all along Fact.

cuz we all are suffering in this world 4 Problems which are Disease, Old age, Death, and Birth after Birth.

tell me are you really happy ?? you can,t be happy if you will ignore these 4 main problem. then still you will be Forced by Nature.

if you really want to be happy then follow these 6 Things which are No illicit sex, No gambling, No drugs ( No tea & coffee ), No meat-eating ( No onion & garlic's )

5th thing is whatever you eat `1st offer it to Supreme Lord Krishna. ( if you know it what is Guru parama-para then offer them food not direct Supreme Lord Krishna )

and 6th " Main Thing " is you have to Chant " hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare ".
If your not able to follow these 4 things no illicit sex, no gambling, no drugs, no meat-eating then don,t worry but chanting of this holy name ( Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra ) is very-very and very important.

Chant " hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare " and be happy.

if you still don,t believe on me then chant any other name for 5 Min's and chant this holy name for 5 Min's and you will see effect. i promise you it works And chanting at least 16 rounds ( each round of 108 beads ) of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra daily.
Here is no Question of Holy Books quotes, Personal Experiences, Faith or Belief. i accept that Sometimes Faith is also Blind. Here is already Practical explanation which already proved that every`1 else in this world is nothing more then Busy Foolish and totally idiot.
every `1 is already Blind in this world and if you will follow another Blind then you both will fall in hole. so try to follow that person who have Spiritual Eyes who can Guide you on Actual Right Path. ( my Authority & Guide is my Spiritual Master " Srila Prabhupada " )
if you want to see Actual Purpose of human life then see this link : ( {Bookmark it })
read it complete. ( i promise only readers of this book that they { he/she } will get every single answer which they want to know about why im in this material world, who im, what will happen after this life, what is best thing which will make Human Life Perfect, and what is perfection of Human Life. ) purpose of human life is not to live like animal cuz every`1 at present time doing 4 thing which are sleeping, eating, sex & fear. purpose of human life is to become freed from Birth after birth, Old Age, Disease, and Death.

 on: April 11, 2014, 09:37:59 PM 
Started by Terry Barton - Last post by griddle1982
James L Hancock 85567 mtDNA: T1a1

Catherine Madden  m. John Gaughan/Geoghan b. Ireland
4th maternal grandmother
Birth abt 1811 in Belfast Ireland
Death October 1871 in Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom

1.Ellen Margaret Gaughan/Geoghan  m. Patrick John Mc Manus b.Mayo Ireland
3rd maternal grandmother
Birth 1848 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Death 1895 in Syracuse, Ononadaga, New York

2. Ann Gaughan/Geoghan  b.Liverpool, Lancashire, England

3, Mary Gaughan/Geoghan b. Liverpool, Lancashire, England

1.Katherine D. McManus    m. George Mundy Hayner b.Troy, Ohio USA
2nd maternal grandmother
Birth 4 May 1888 in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York USA
Death 21 July 1929 in Troy Ward 3, Miami, Ohio USA
2. Mary Agnes McManus
Birth abt 1889 in Syracuse, Ononadaga, New York

3.Ellen C. McManus
Birth 24 Sept 1887 in Syracuse, Ononadaga, New York
Death in Baltimore, Maryland, Sisters of Mercy Convent

1.Rowena Ione Hayner 1. m. Robert Hoover b. Quincy, Ohio 2. m. Walter Kilrea b.Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1st maternal grandmother
Birth 11 Nov 1913 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
Death 11 Dec 1987 in Riverview, Hillsborough, Florida, USA

2.Geraldine Marie Hayner
Birth 31 March 1918 in Troy Ward 3, Miami, Ohio
Death 18 November 1996 in Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, United States of America

Rowena Katherine Hoover 1. m. Augustine Bach Bruner b. Ohio2. m. Robert Kennedy b. London, Ontario Canada
maternal grandmother
Birth 2 Apr 1937 in Troy, Ohio USA
Death 24 Dec 2010 in Tampa, Florida

1.Helen Louise Bruner  m. John Lawrence Hancock b.  Florida
my mother

2. Katherine Victoria Kennedy m. George Karalakes b. Greece

James Lawrence Hancock (me)

Jean Ann Hancock living (my sister)

 on: April 08, 2014, 07:31:36 PM 
Started by moran - Last post by Marty Wallauer
My earliest male ancestor listed on FTDNA is not a Moran.  My earliest Moran was John Moran, b. @1710 in Essex Co., VA, married Sarah (Smith?), d. April 3, 1775.  He was granted a patent of 283 acres on Stockton's Creek & Mechan's River in Albemarle, Co., VA.  My descendency is: John's son William; his son Elijah, who had a son, Robert Lewis Moran, with Catherine Graves.  Robert married Elizabeth Ann Graves. Their daughter, Frances Virginia Moran Detamore, was my grandmother.  Robert and Elizabeth had only one son, William Grayson Moran, and I don't know where his descendents are, so can't recommend a male to have the DNA test.
I would like to know who the immigrant in this line of Morans was and the country of origin.  Were they Irish, Scots-Irish? 
I am also a member of the Graves Family Forum. My Kit info is posted there.  The Morans and Graves in that part of Virginia had close ties.

 on: April 07, 2014, 08:43:30 PM 
Started by Don Fowler - Last post by bzitomer
Samuel Barker Fowler descendants
Kit number: 45865


I've been researching my Fowler roots for many, many years, and have been stuck at Samuel Barker Fowler, who was in Greene County, NY as early as 1802.


1-Samuel Barker Fowler b: 1782 d: 29 Dec 1836, Rush Twp, Susquehanna County, PA
+Sylva b: ca 1793, Connecticut d: aft 1880

        2-Samuel Fowler b: 1811, New York d: aft 1873, Wisconsin
        +Sarah Powell b: 1813 m: 24 Dec 1833, St Matthews Church, Pike Twp, Bradford County, PA d: 15 Sep 1840
        +Lucinda Delight Lane m: 1841
                3-William Wallace Fowler b: Jan 1842, PA d: 16 Sep 1919, Elgin, Kane County, IL
                +Isabella Lovett b: 29 May 1848, New York,  m: 7 May 1872, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin  d: 7 Mar 1919, Elgin, Kane, Illinois
                3-Sarah Elizabeth Fowler b: 1843, PA d: 1874
                +John Sawyer m: 1 May 1862, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
                3-Ellen (Ella Louisa) Fowler b: 14 Apr 1845, Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania d: 11 Jan 1933, Harftord, Wisconsin
                +William J. LeCount b: 29 May 1833, Greene County, New York m: 7 Feb 1866, Fond du Lac WI d: Nov 1904, Harftord, Wisconsin,
                3-Viletta Fowler b: 30 Jan 1847, Wisconsin d: 14 Dec 1920, Almena, Norton, Kansas
                +Fernando Joseph Rose b: 18 Apr 1841, Lorraine, Jefferson, New York d: 20 Aug 1918, Almena, Norton, Kansas
                3-Charles Edward Fowler b: 1849, Wisconsin
                +Libbie Kirkpatrick
                3-Charlotte Fowler b: 1852, Wisconsin d: 1856, Wisconsin
                3-Isabelle Fowler b: 1855, Wisconsin d: 1883
                3-Alice Fowler b: 1857, Wisconsin
                3-Herbert Fowler b: 1859, Wisconsin
        +Elinora Deckner b: Apr 1846, New York m: 31 Jan 1874, Green Bay, Brown County, WI d: aft 1 Apr 1903

        2-Roxanna Fowler b: 1814, New York d: 1 Oct 1881, Rush Twp, Susquehanna County, PA
        +Isaac J Clink
        b: 1808, Steuben, Oneida County, NY m: 4 Sep 1831, Rush Twp, Susquehanna County, PA d: 18 Aug 1892, Bradford County, PA
                3-Theodore S Clink b: 22 Mar 1830, Auburn Twp, PA d: 1 Oct 1864, Fort Monroe VA
                3-James Clink b: 22 Mar 1837, Auburn Twp, PA d: 5 Apr 1921, LeRaysville PA
                3-Adam H Clink b: 28 Nov 1844, Auburn Twp, PA d: 14 Apr 1918, Pike Twp, Bradford County, PA
                3-Perley Orlando Clink b: 11 Oct 1845, Auburn Twp, PA d: Aug 1910, Rush Twp, Susquehanna County, PA
                3-Amasa Frederick Clink b: 1 Jul 1850/1, Auburn Twp, PA d: 18 Jan 1880

        2-Amasa Fowler b: 17 Jun 1815, New York d: 28 Aug 1891, Morgan County, Missouri
        +Permilla (Millie) D Sherman b: 6 Dec 1816 m: bet 1834 and 1836 d: 14 Dec 1896, Morgan County, Missouri
                3-Susanna Lucina Fowler b: 18 Nov 1836, Bradford County, PA d: 12 Apr 1927, Millcreek Twp, Syracuse, MO
                +Charles Edward McNeal b: 23 May 1830, PA m: 1855, PA d: 28 Apr 1912
                3-Edward Fowler b: 31 Jul 1838, PA d: Beaver Meadows, PA
                3-Sarah M Fowler b: 21 Nov 1840, PA
                3-George Washington Fowler b: 12 Dec 1842, Rush Twp, Susquehanna County, PA d: 8 Sep 1931, Millcreek Twp, Syracuse, MO
                3-Clarissa Fowler b: 4 Apr 1845, PA d: poss 1858
                3-Sylvie Fowler b: 11 Dec 1847, PA
                3-Mary Fowler b: 17 Aug 1849, PA d: 11 Dec 1858
                3-Willis Henry Fowler b: 10 Oct 1851, Rush Twp, Susquehanna County, PA d: 1924
                3-Millie U Fowler b: 6 Jun 1853, PA
                +William L Moon b: 30 Jun 1849 m: 25 Mar 1872, Tipton, Moniteau, Missouri, d: 16 Oct 1910
                +D.O. Jerman d: 25 Jun 1933, Hugoton, Kansas
                3-Nancy E Fowler b: 11 Sep 1855, PA d: 20 May 1885, Morgan County, Missouri
                3-Ellen? Fowler b: 24 Jan 1859, Missouri
                3-Daniel? Fowler b: ca 1860, Missouri

        2-David Fowler b: 16 Apr 1816, New York d: 24 Nov 1903, West Auburn Twp, Susquehanna County, PA
       +Rebecca Coates b: 1817, New York or Connecticut d: 1890
                3-John Albert Fowler b: 22 Jan 1846 d: 25 May 1922, Susquehanna County, PA
                3-Leonard Fowler b: 26 Sep 1847, PA d: 26 May 1928, Auburn Twp, PA
                3-Roxanna Fowler b: Jan 1849, Rush Twp, Susquehanna County, PA d: 1927
                3-Benjamin Franklin Fowler b: Sep 1852, Latrobe, Auburn Twp, PA d: 1938, LeRaysville PA
                3-David L Fowler b: 26 Jul 1858, Fowler Hill, Rush Twp, Susquehanna County, PA d: 8 Apr 1917, Meshoppen PA

        2-Willis Fowler b: 24 Apr 1824, Greene County, NY d: 13 Nov 1899, Morgan County, Missouri
        +Malinda Hodges b: 7 Jun 1834, North Carolina m: 5 Sep 1858, Akinsville, MO d: 26 Apr 1899, Morgan County, Missouri
                3-Sarah Elizabeth Fowler b: 8 Nov 1859, Missouri d: 18 Nov 1880
                3-George Washington Fowler b: 31 Mar 1862, Missouri d: 26 Dec 1882
                3-William Fowler b: ca 1865
                3-James E Fowler b: 11 Apr 1866, Missouri d: 19 Feb 1946, Sedalia MO
                3-Amasa N Fowler b: 21 Apr 1871, Tipton, Moniteau County, Missouri d: 27 May 1955, McDonald Rest Home, Deer Lodge, Powell County, MT
                +Sallie Ann Worley b: 19 Jun 1873, Fortuna MO m: 8 Nov 1894, Windsor Hotel, Livingston MT d: 11 May 1965, Livingston MT
                3-Ezra Fowler b: 29 Sep 1873, Missouri d: 29 Oct 1925

 on: April 07, 2014, 06:52:17 PM 
Started by OConnor - Last post by OConnor
Perhaps as more people test.. these snps might prove to be common.

 on: April 07, 2014, 04:42:31 PM 
Started by GradyAdmin - Last post by KellyGrady
This is the pedigree for Kit # B9954

William Grady b. 1747 (unknown ) m. unknown d.  12-3-1825 Henderson Twnshp, Huntingdon County, PA
Hiram Grady b. 5-5-1793 Chester Co. PA, m. Elizabeth Work, d. 3-19-1868 Huntingdon County, PA
William H. Grady b. 11-1816 Huntingdon County, PA, m. Anna Catherine Keith, d. 12-15-1882 Clarion County, PA
William Anderson Grady b. 4-23-1850 Clarion County, PA, m. Sophia McGonigle, d. 9-10-1913 Pittsburgh, PA
James Shelby Grady b. 3-26-1876 Clarion County, PA, m. Elizabeth Kaupp, d. 7-9-1938 Union, MS
Ralph Preston Grady b. 11-8-1909 Union, MS, m. Mary Tatum, d. 3-10-1981 Union, MS

 on: April 07, 2014, 03:56:20 PM 
Started by CheeseSammich - Last post by CheeseSammich
Hello All
I'm hoping I can get some feedback from some of you to determine whether or not I'm properly interpreting some DNA results that I just received.

About a year ago, my mother and I signed up for a popular consumer DNA genealogy service to get some insight into our family history.
The results came back in a few weeks and we pretty much confirmed what we had always been told... I share 50% of my DNA over 23 segments with my mother.   She's just about all Southern European/Italian.
My ancestry shows me as about half-Italian, with the other half primarily Northern European/Irish/British.  Obviously from my father's side.  (He hasn't been tested.)

Recently, I received some rather shocking news. A DNA relative was discovered on the same service.  This person is female (I am male, btw.), and we're about 3 months apart in age.

Her and I share about 22% DNA over 34 segments.
She shares no common DNA with my biological mother.

We chatted a bit privately, and according to her, her parents are both Jewish.  She always believed she was 100% Jewish.
Her ancestry results show otherwise... 50% Ashkenazi, and the remaining half primarily Northern European/Irish/British.

We were both born in the same state, as well as our parents.

Based on the above, the service matched us as half-siblings.
Of course, they couldn't tell any more detail than that, however based on the ancestry results, it appears we share a common biological father.   My interpretation of the results leads me to believe that it is my father we share.


Thanks for reading!

 on: April 07, 2014, 03:28:26 PM 
Started by RichmondAdmin - Last post by jrichmond59
Descendants of Stephen Clark Richmond (earliest known Ancestor for kit 341478)

Descendants of Stephen Clark Richmond
1-Stephen Clark Richmond b. 1800-1810, d. Bef 6 Jan 1846, , St. Landry Parish,
  Louisiana, United States

 +Jane Milburn b. 1803, , , Mississippi, United States, d. 1860-1870, , St.
  Landry Parish, Louisiana, United States
|--2-Louisiana Clark Richmond b. 8 Feb 1834, , St. Landry Parish, Louisiana,
|    United States
|--2-Charles N. Richmond b. 1838, , , Louisiana, United States, d. 15 Apr 1875,
|    , St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United States
    +Nancy Henry b. 19 Dec 1850, , St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United States,
     d. 10 Sep 1931, Oakdale, Allen Parish, Louisiana, United States
   |--3-Louisiana Richmond b. Jan 1869, , , Louisiana, United States, d. 14 Feb
   |    1921, Hoy, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, United States
   |   +William Andrew Richmond b. 15 Aug 1865, Osyka, Pike County,
   |    Mississippi, United States, d. 8 Oct 1952, Melder, Rapides Parish,
   |    Louisiana, United States
   |  |--4-Nancy A. Richmond b. May 1891, , , Louisiana, United States
   |  |--4-Charles Jacob Richmond b. 26 Sep 1892, , , Louisiana, United States,
   |  |    d. 19 Sep 1895, , , Louisiana, United States
   |  |--4-Louis Jefferson Richmond b. 16 Oct 1894, Pine Prairie, St. Landry
   |  |    Parish, Louisiana, United States, d. 27 Apr 1967, Melder, Rapides
   |  |    Parish, Louisiana, United States
   |  |--4-Allen William Richmond b. Jun 1896, , , Louisiana, United States
   |  |--4-Gussie M. Richmond b. Mar 1898, , , Louisiana, United States
   |  |--4-Nathaniel Jackson Richmond b. 24 Mar 1901, , , Louisiana, United
   |  |    States, d. Jul 1978, DeRidder, Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, United
   |  |    States
   |  |--4-Ruth Belle Richmond b. 15 Mar 1903, , , Louisiana, United States, d.
   |  |    18 Feb 1968, , Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, United States
   |  |--4-Mary Magdalene Richmond b. 1908, , , Louisiana, United States
   |  |--4-Ora C. Richmond b. 1912, , , Louisiana, United States
   |--3-John B. Richmond b. Dec 1872, , , Louisiana, United States, d. 14 Jul
   |    1921, Zimmerman, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States
       +Adeline Smith b. Feb 1870, , , Louisiana, United States, d. Between
        1903 and 1907, , , Louisiana, United States
      |--4-Mason Rhedric Richmond b. 5 Oct 1892, Oakdale, St. Landry Parish,
      |    Louisiana, United States, d. 5 Sep 1959, Beaumont, Jefferson County,
      |    Texas, United States
      |   +Louise Vivian Shaw b. 9 Nov 1895, Baldwin, St. Mary Parish,
      |    Louisiana, United States, d. 27 Jul 1991, Beaumont, Jefferson
      |    County, Texas, United States
      |  |--5-Harrell S. Richmond b. 1918, , , Louisiana, United States, d. 27
      |  |    Dec 2008, Maricopa, Pinal County, Arizona, United States
      |  |--5-Milton B. Richmond b. 3 May 1919, , , Louisiana, United States,
      |  |    d. 19 Mar 2012, , , Florida, United States
      |  |--5-Rhedric M. Richmond Jr b. 1924, Manning, Angelina County, Texas,
      |  |    United States, d. 7 Jan 2005, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas,
      |  |    United States
      |  |--5-Earl Melvin Richmond b. 5 Feb 1928, Manning, Angelina County,
      |  |    Texas, United States, d. 12 Jan 2013, Beaumont, Jefferson County,
      |  |    Texas, United States
      |  |   +Bettye d. 2012, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, United States
      |  |--5-Living Richmond b. 3 Jan 1933, Manning, Angelina County,
      |  |    Texas, United States Kit 341478
      |      +Living Wilson b. 15 Jul 1935, Beaumont, Jefferson County,
      |       Texas, United States
      |--4-William Richmond b. Feb 1894, , , Louisiana, United States, d. Mar
      |    1968, Pine Prairie, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, United States
      |--4-Beulah Richmond b. Feb 1897, , , Louisiana, United States
      |--4-Elma Richmond b. May 1899, , , Louisiana, United States
      |--4-Curtis Elzie Richmond b. 8 Mar 1902, , , Louisiana, United States,
      |    d. 2 Jun 1962, , Jefferson County, Texas, United States
          +Oma L. Dickerson b. 30 Oct 1901, , , , United States, d. 5 Oct 1998,
           , Jefferson County, Texas, United States
       +Mary L. Guillory b. Apr 1879, , , Louisiana, United States, d. After
      |--4-Cornelia Richmond b. 1909, , , Louisiana, United States
      |--4-Aline Richmond b. 1911, Pine Prairie, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana,
      |    United States
      |--4-J. B. Richmond Jr. b. 1913, Pine Prairie, Evangeline Parish,
      |    Louisiana, United States

 on: April 06, 2014, 02:33:38 PM 
Started by rms2 - Last post by hdw
Here is something interesting on red hair in the British Isles.

Robin McKie cites actual genetic research by the People of the British Isles Project showing the frequency of the two variants of the MCR1 gene that are responsible for red hair.

Quote from: Robin McKie

Enter the scientists of the People of the British Isles project: thanks to their efforts, this most distinctive characteristic is now opening up its mysteries for the first time. Testing their white cell samples for two of the half-dozen red-hair versions of the MC1R gene, they were able to show their frequency in each area of the British Isles. The results were intriguing.

Where one is the maximum value, they got figures of 0.16 and 0.23 for the frequencies of red-hair genes in Cornwall and Devon. The frequency in Oxfordshire was 0.07; in Sussex and Kent 0.13; in northeast England 0.11; in Lincolnshire 0.07; and in Cumbria nil. In Wales the figure was 0.21, and in Orkney a high 0.26. But the highest was in Ireland. Using data from other research studies, the team got a figure for Ireland of 0.31, confirmation of the stereotypical image of the red-haired Irishman.

The results are remarkable, as Sir Walter Bodmer, the Oxford geneticist leading the project, acknowledges: “I was amazed at them. I didn’t expect to see something like this.”

The research gives us, for the first time, an insight into the startling numbers of native people who have been described as having red hair in ancient times.

To sum up, these are the frequencies of the two red-hair variants of the MCR1 gene studied by Bodmer and the People of the British Isles Project.

Cornwall: 16%
Devon: 23%
Wales: 21%
Orkney: 26%
Oxfordshire: 7%
Sussex and Kent: 13%
North East England: 11%
Lincolnshire: 7%
Cumbria: 0%
Ireland: 31%

So does Bodmer not consider Scotland as part of the British Isles? I should have thought Scotland would be included in any survey of red-hairedness. Even if the independence referendum in September leads to Scotland severing the link with England, the facts of geography dictate that we will still be part of the British Isles.

I had red hair when I was younger and so did some of my cousins on my mother's side. And good old-fashioned paper-trail genealogy helped me find a possible "culprit" way back in my family-tree. In July 1808 several Scottish newspapers carried a Wanted notice for my errant 3 x great-grandfather Thomas Welsh, and among other things it said that he had "reddish-brown" hair.


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