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Welcome to the McClure DNA Project
148 Men Currently in the McClure Y-DNA Project!
168 McClure DNA members total!
Recent Project updates (Approx. covering the last 6 months):
11 May 2013 Posted M-102 pedigree on the Patriarch Page.
14 May 2013 Major revision to the Halbert McClure Pedigree on the Patriarch page. Recent Y-DNA results and traditional genealogy research has unearthed a brother to Halbert McClure. Posted M-126 pedigree to Halbert's brother John McClure. Moved M-78's stand alone pedigree to the same John McClure, as well as M-113 & M-125. Also changed the Earliest known Ancestor to the aforementioned members on the Y-Results page and added the EKA for M-122 on the Y-Results page and posted M-122 pedigree on Patriarch page.
8 June 2013 Psted Full 37 marker test results on Y-Results page for M-140. Placed in McClure 1 Lineage, will require upgrade test to be able to place in a particular Branch within Lineage 1. Posted full 111 marker test results for M-128, no match of DNA at this time.
9 July 2013 New Members, M-144 joined from Macleod project with 67 markers which are posted on the Y-Results page and M-145 joined with a summer sale for 67 marker test and descends from John McClure & Janet McKnight of letort's Spring, Pa.
10 July 2013 Posted pedigree for M-145 on Patriarchs page.
11 July 2013 New Memebr, M-146 joined with a 67 marker Summer Sale kit. He descends from John McClure Y Janet McKnight of Letort's Sspring, Pa.
15 July 2013 Posted pedigree for M-146, another descendant of "Old John" of Letort's Spring, PA.
27 Jul 2013 New member, M-147, awaiting 67 marker Y DNA results.
8 Aug 2013 Posted full 111 Y-DNA marker results for M-117 and M-123. Posted Y-DNA results on markers 38-67 for M-57.
12 Aug 2013 Posted full 37 Y-DNA marker results for M-143 on the Y-Results page . Y-DNA results place him in McClure Lineage 5. Also posted M-143's pedigree on the Patriarch page under McClure Lineage 5.
20 Aug 2013 Declared a new McClure lineage! McClure Lineage 9 is our newest lineage in the project. New member M-148 with 67 marker test results resides in this new lineage. Lineage apears to have surnames McClurd, McClure & Mcleod. Pedigrees will follow soon.
24 Aug 2013 Posted 37 markers for M-146, still waiting on markers 38-67. Placed in McClure Lineage 1, No Branch determined at this time.
1 Sep 2013 Posted partial Y-DNA test results for M-145 and M-146.
5 Sep 2013 Posted full 67 Y-DNA markers for M-146. Only one mutation in 67 markers. No specific branch determined by mutations (Too few). Good candidate to upgrade to 111 markers.
6 Sep 2013 Posted full 37 Y-DNA markers for M-145, still waiting on markers 38-67.
9 Sep 2013 Posted full 67 Y-DNA markers for M-145. Declared a new Branch in Lineage 1 called "Old John" of Letort's Spring, Pa. Placed M-145 & M-146 in this new Branch and posted both pedigrees to this new branch on the Patriarch page.
17 Sep 2013 New Member, M-149 waiting on 67 marker Y-DNA test results.
18 Sep 2013 Posted full 111 Y-DNA marker upgrade test results for M-98.
19 Sep 2013 Posted full 67 Y-DNA marker upgrade test results for M-75.
Surname Y-DNA testing and "Family Finder Test" are the newest tools available to McClure genealogists!
- Surname Y-DNA tests allow McClure genealogists to verify their father's father's...father's paternal ancestry. Surname DNA information can be very powerful when combined with traditional McClure paper trails.
The Family Finder test is designed to trace all of your ancestral lines (5 generations and beyond) using your autosomal DNA (Non Gender DNA passed on to you by both parents) in order to confidently identify relationships for five generations. This is different from mtDNA and Y–chromosome DNA tests, which are intended to clearly trace exclusively the direct maternal or paternal lines.
The following McClure surname variations are common in McClure research are welcome in this project. Also below is a list of McClures that members are specificly searching for to fill out Lineages, Prove/disprove Lineages or family Branches in the Y-DNA Project:
MacClure, MacLure, McCluer, McClure, McLure, McClewer, McCleur, McLurg, McClurd.
Members are looking for Male McClures (must carry the McClure surname) that descend from the following McClure lines (Updated as requests come in):
- David McClure of Donegal Township (Lancaster) Pa. (From any of his six sons)
- Francis McClure of Hanover Township Pa. (Any McClure Men that Descend of any of his sons)
- Old John McClure of Letort Springs, Pa. (Any McClure Men that Descend from Old John) Two Men have been found todate!
- Thomas McClure of the Westmoreland area of Pa near Wilkes-Barre, also of Tioga Point and Catherinstown area of NY
- Samuel McClure Elder in Rev. Morehead's Church 1729 in Boston.
- Moses McClure of New York early 1700's
- Any of the early McClures of Middletown Springs, Vt mid 1700's
- Any of the Cattaraugus County NY McClures
- Any McClure Families of Scotland, or Ireland.
- Any Migration McClures to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.
The McClure DNA Project is open to all McClure families, of all spelling variations, and from all locations.
(If your surname variation is not included please contact the McClure Project Administrator(s) listed at the bottom of any McClure Project page.)
This McClure Family Project was started to:
1. Help McClure researchers from common or related families work together to find their shared heritage.
2. Identify how the participant's families are connected, both genetically and through paper trails.
3. Identify and confirm genetic McClure Lineages (Modals) of ancestral families. To date we have Eight confirmed McClure Lineages and possibly identified eight more.
4. Ultimately catalog all McClure pedigrees and genetic connections of all of the known McClure families. There are 148 men to date with DNA test results (or pending results). There are 68 seperate McClure Pedigrees posted on the Patriarch page. Of those 68 pedigrees, 64 are represented by the DNA of those 148men (posted on the Y- Results page). Of those 68 pedigrees, 23 have multiple branches represented by DNA results and have been placed in distict McClure Lineages! Many of those mutiple pedigrees were seperate pedigrees until DNA proved a connection. To date, 4 pedigrees of the 67 have no McClure male to represent them with Y- DNA.
5. To help refocus and rejuvenate stalled genealogical research by showing the participant the degree of probability of a common ancestor with other McClure participants.
6. To determine the family relationships (if any) of the various immigrant McClure lines that arrived in the American Colonies during the Ulster Scots migration in the early 18th century and immigrant McClures that settled in Canada, Australia, etc.
7. To compare McClure Y-DNA WORLDWIDE and hopefully discover descendants of common ancestors in Ireland and Scotland.
In the DYS447 = "24" Branch of McClures, Ten USA McClures and Four McClures in Ireland have been connected to each other by use of Y-DNA! All Fourteen McClure Project participants now know they share a common heritage that they never knew about!
A recent Y-DNA test to 67 markers for a McClure in Northern Ireland showed a solid connection by DNA to the 23 USA McClure members that presently make up the Halburt McClure of Virginia branch of McClure's. This man in Ireland also provided a solid pedigree one generation older with Richard McClure as his Patriarch and he is seperate from Halbert but Y-DNA proved his line of McClure's were of the same family that Halbert descends from. Both Richard & Halbert are from the same location in Ireland.
Participating in the McClure DNA Project provides:
- The participant's genetic Y-DNA results, which is very close (and sometimes identical) to his earliest known ancestor, also known as the participant's "Patriarch Ancestor" is compared to all other members, analyzed, and when matches are found, are placed in genetic lineages or even in a branch.
- A McClure Project newsletter is sent out occasionally to inform members of FTDNA sales or specials as well as FTDNA news. The newsletter may also include member submitted information. This newsletter is written by the McClure Project Administrator, Dennis McClure.
- The participant's "deep" ancestry (Haplogroup), which identifies the paternal ancestor's prehistoric origins.
- A sense of camaraderie, which is particularly strong for those who share a genetic McClure ancestry.
- Stimulation to family research and renewed sharing of information
- A wider sense of identity and relationship, as we begin to realize how much we are a McClure World Family.
- A chance to compare your genetic ancestry with McClures already in the database with your spelling or the spelling variations
- Your genetic matches who do not share your common surname
- The knowledge to understand our ancestors better - particularly where the records have been lost
- If you wish to participate in the McClure Y-DNA Project, but have no males in your immediate family with the McClure surname, look to Uncles, Nephews, Grandfathers, Great Grandfathers, Great Uncles, and male Cousins, but, keep in mind they must be male and carry the McClure surname.
- If your McClure family is not represented on the Patriarch page, and you would like to see it there, or if it is there, but your branch is not represented, please contact Dennis McClure (link at the bottom of the page) and we will add the pedigree or branch. No DNA participation is required to post a pedigree!
Click here to order a DNA test in the McClure project.
If you would like to make a donation to the McClure DNA project Sponsorship fund, click here for more details.
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