Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Newly Found Cousin, Jim McKown

Jim just received his FTDNA Y-DNA results. We match exactly at 12 and 25 markers and at 36/37. This is truly exciting to me because, although my brother, Dick, had read Jim's family tree on Ancestry.com, we didn't appear to be related---but that was then and this in now, Oh, Boy! That means he has all of the Maguire clan matches as well as other Ulster matches that I do.

Why did I write this? Because I just had to tell somebody!


pgurry said...

That's great news Bill!

TutuBonnie said...

Ooooooh, exciting! You might eventually convince me that DNA has value in support of traditional genealogical research.