Of our ten test results to date, six fall into three groups, and two of the four awaiting a match are a Mc variation. It is really quite remarkable that such a broad project, with only ten results, is already on the way to identifying three lines!
Recent results include two participants with Irish roots (no matches yet). These participants live in Canada and the UK. We hope more Irish participants will join the project soon. And, of course, our McKenna (Irish roots) and McKenney participants are eager for some of their "cousins" (other McK______ folks) to test, and a McKinney just ordered a test kit. Two U. S. participants whose "Dutch" line was confirmed by DNA are working hard to find evidence of their common ancestor - are there others out there who think they descend from that old "Dutch" Kinne/Kinney/Kenney/etc line?
We need a "tie breaker" on the "Thomas" of England line. Two participants state they descend from grandsons of Thomas - one from Henry of MA and another from Alexander of CT - but they don't match. A participant with a close DNA match to the Henry line participant can't break the tie because his line only goes to 1820. Another Henry descendant has agreed to test but we need more participants from the Henry and Alexander lines to help resolve this!
Here's the link to the updated result page:
There is a link to Frequently Asked Question near the end of the results page. The DNA surname project for Kenna, Kinney, McKinney & ALL variations was announced on this board last fall. Regular updates are posted to the RootsWeb surname lists. Please contact me if you are thinking about testing or have questions.
Georgia Kinney Bopp
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