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                                                                                                                   Welcome to the McClure DNA Project

                                                                                                       182 Men Currently in the McClure Y-DNA Project!

                                                                                                                           249 total McClure DNA members!

   Please note: If you wish your pedigree to be posted on our Patriarch page, please send your pedigree to the Project Administrator (Dennis McClure). Click on the word "Contact" under my name listed at the bottom of this page.



Recent Project updates :

5 Jan 2017 Posted M-170 full 111 markers on Y-Results page. New members M-172 and M-173 both awaiting 111 marker test results.

27 Jan 2017 Posted M-172 Full 111 markers on Y-Results page. Placed in McClure Lineage 1.4. Posted M-172 pedigree on the Patriarch page & Attached it to the existing M-103 pedigree.

28 Jan 2017 Added Earliest Known Ancestor  (EKA) for M-164 on the Y-Results page at lineage 1.4.1, the line of Richard of Findrum. Also added M-164 pedigree to the Patriarch page Lineage 1.4.1

7 Feb 2017 Posted Partial Y-DNA Results, Markers 1-102  of a 111 marker test for M-175. The remainder of the test, markers 103-111 to be posted soon. Placed in McClure Lineage 1.4 

17 Feb 2017 Posted 25 marker test results for M-176 on Y-Results page. Placed in McClure Lineage 1.0. No Pedigree priveded yet and too few markers to place on a branch by Y-DNA results. 

11 Mar 2017 Posted full 111 marker test results to the Y-Results page for M-174. Placed in the McClure 1.5 Lineage due to DYS-447="24". Still waiting on pedigree.

14 Apr 2017 Posted M-173 full 111 Y-DNA marker test results to the Y-Results page, Placed in McClure Lineage 5.

15 Jul 2017 Posted M-180 full 67 marker test results on Y-Results page with Haplo R-FGC 3251. Placed in McClure Lineage 1.4.1

15 Jul 2017 NEW MCCLURE LINEAGE DECLARED Posted M-181 full 67 marker test results on Y-Results page. Placed in new McClure Lineage 10. He matched a member that had no match until this member tested. This lineage populated with M-181 and M-157! Both of these men with Ancestors in Scotland.

16 Jul 2017 Posted M-182 full 37 marker test results on Y-Results page Placed in McClure Lineage 1.0.1 which is McClure Lineage 1 but too few markers and or too few mutations to match to an established Branch. This person may need more markers tested to determine a Branch.

15 Oct 2017 Posted M-79 upgrade markers 38-67 in McClure Lineage 1 and Posted M-116 upgrade markers 68-111 in McClure Lineage 1.

16 Oct 2017 Formed new McClure 1 Lineage 1.12 populated with M-25, M-116, M-152, M-158, & M-160. Patriarch Pedigree's to follow soon.

19 Oct 2017 Posted full 111 marker test results to the Y-Results page for M-183. Placed in Lineage 1.4

9 Nov 2017 New Member, M-184. Posted his 37 markers on the Y-Results page. Placed in McClure Lineage 1.3. He is awaiting his full 111 markert test results. Also posted all the updated terminal SNP's to the Haplo blocks for thoses thay have recieved the Big Y updates that have been completed as of today. More big Y updates will be forthcomming and I will post them as they come in. Also I have not heard if FTDNA will be doing a Holiday sale this year for upgrade tests and new tests. They traditionally start the huge sale im or about the Thanksgiving holiday.

25 Nov 2017 Posted full 111 Y-DNA marker test results to the project Y-Results page for M-184. Results continue to show he is of the same McClure 1 linege 1.3. Further research is required on this lineage.    




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.

- Any McClure's with ancestors in NW South Carolina


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 182 men to date with DNA test results (or pending results). There are 77 seperate McClure Pedigrees posted on the Patriarch page. Of those 77 pedigrees, 74 are represented by the DNA of those 182 men (posted on the Y- Results page). Of those 77 pedigrees, 25 have multiple branches represented by DNA results and have been placed in distict McClure Lineages and even branches! Many of those mutiple pedigrees were seperate pedigrees until DNA proved a connection. To date, 4 pedigrees of the 75 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 and his brother John descends from. Both Richard, Halbert & John 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. 

Other Useful Links:


GenForum (McClure)

GenForum (McLure)

RootsWeb Message board (McClure)

New Family Finder DNA Test FAQ 




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