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    Quote Originally Posted by CollinMacD View Post
    I too two DNA test not the expensive one yet. I am R-M269. I went to the Donald Clan and took that one, and then took another my wife got me both came out the same.
    Do you remember which tests you took specifically (company, test type)? Since you haven't done the expensive test (Big Y), I'm assuming you know you are Clanranald and of the Isles through a paper trail genealogy alone because you would need to have the Big Y to know that through the Clan Donald DNA Project. Just curious, but when you say you have solid documentation of your line what types of documents do you have and how were they passed down? I want to know what kinds of things I can potentially find while working on my own genealogy.

    I don't believe we are talking about the same John and Margaret because my ancestors didn't go to Nova Scotia like many did, but they came into Quebec and then trekked to Perth, Ontario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverkilt View Post
    My ancestors are from Uig, then Staffin, on the forth end of the Trotternish Peninsula of Skye. Viking blood.

    I have documents that show we have spelled our name Macdonald - no big D in the middle - for 11 generations now.

    My grandfather Murdoch told me Macdonald with the small d was an indication of Island Scots while the big D MacDonalds were highlanders.
    I have delved into this pretty extensively and apart from family lore that’s usually incorrect outside of that family, there is no consistent significance to spelling variations of MacDonald. My family are Hebridean stock. We were MacDhomnuill then McDonald now MacDonald.

    The English spelling is only an approximation of our real name and the variations are meaningless for the most part.
    Natan Easbaig Mac Dhòmhnaill - Rugadh mi ann an Eilean Cheap Breatainn ach tha mi a' fuireach ann an Toronto.
    Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland, And we, in dreams, behold the Hebrides. - The Canadian Boat Song.

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    What ever floats your boat. As you said, it IS true for my particular family and I have documents to verify it.

    I do miss an old Facebook group called "Little d damn it" for Macdonalds.
    Ol' Macdonald himself, a proud son of Skye and Cape Breton Island
    Lifetime Member STA. Two time winner of Utilikiltarian of the Month.
    "I'll have a kilt please, a nice hand sewn tartan, 16 ounce Strome. Oh, and a sporran on the side, with a strap please."

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