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Posted by: Damian Downie (ID *****3046) Date: April 16, 2009 at 03:12:00
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Hello,

By way of introduction my name is Damian Stewart Downie and I am part of the family tree at http://members.freezone.co.uk/dunoon/ , living in Melbourne Australia. I am seeking to encourage members of the various Downie/Macildownie/M’ildownie/MacGildownie/MacKildownie/MacEldownie, Downey/Macildowney/M’ildowney/MacGildowney/MacKildowney/MacEldowney and Mac Gillie Domhnaich/Mac Giolla Domhnaigh families to get their DNA profiles completed (in particular the male YDNA markers and haplogroup). I have to say upfront that I do not support, receive commissions or suggest any one DNA supplier. My reasoning behind the request is that there appears to be a number of different Downie (and all name variations) family trees that do not appear to intersect as far as the records go back and I firmly believe that DNA may be able to assist.

I recently had my DNA done with Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) https://www.familytreedna.com/ and am happy with their services (again please shop around and find the best deal for you). What is important is that regardless of which DNA Company you choose, that this information is uploaded to a public site such as YSEARCH http://www.ysearch.org (a free public service). At the present time there are two Downie’s on YSEARCH and no other sites, neither of which match.

As a very basic and simple example in that Downie 1 and Downie 2 on YSEARCH do not match:

Haplotrees are R1b1b2a1b5b (tested) and R1b1b2a1a (tested)
DNA Markers:
13 24 14 11 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 30 15 16 17 17
13 23 14 10 11 14 12 12 11 13 13 29 16 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 15 15 17

To date these are all of the Downie or similar:

Ysearch Database Configuration - DNA Results Comparison

7Q43W Downie        13       24       14       11       11       13       12       12       12       13       14       29       17       9       10       11       11       25       15       18       30       15       16       17       17
N9SQE Downie        13       23       14       10       11       14       12       12       11       13       13       29       16       9       10       11       11       25       15       19       30       15       15       15       17
EW6QV Downen        13       25       14       11       11       13       12       12       11       13       14       29       17       9       10       11       11       25       15       18       30       15       16       16       16
XWUVR Downer        13       23       15       11       11       12       12       12       11       13       13       29                                                                                                       
9EHWG Downey        13       23       14       10       11       14       12       12       11       13       13       28                                                                                                       
9ZVTG Downey        13       24       15       11       11       15       11       13       10       14       11       31                                                                                                       
Z5MWK Downey        14       23       14       10       11       14       12       12       12       13       13       29       17       9       10       11       11       24       14       19       29       13       15       16       17
ZG5NR Downey        13       22       14       11       13       14       11       14       11       12       11       29       14       8       9       8       11       24       16       20       30       12       14       15       16
TQUDQ Downing        13       24       14       11       12       14       12       12       12       13       13       29                                                                                                       
XME3J Downing        13       25       14       11       11       13       12       12       11       13       14       29       17       9       10       11       11       25       15       18       30       15       16       16       16
XTVR3 Downing        14       24       14       11       11       14       12       12       12       14       13       30       18       9       10       11       11       25       15       18       30       15       15       17       17
F28UP Downs        16       23       15       10       14       14       11       13       11       12       12       29       16       8       9       11       11       26       15       20       30       11       15       15       15
GC7RN Dowie        13       24       14       10       12       14       12       12       13       13       13       29       17       9       10       11       11       23       15       19       30       14       15       17       18
Distance from reference:       Zero       One       Two       Three+


While this path of investigation will never replace a good document trail, I believe that it does provide some avenues of perhaps grouping some of the Downie (and all name variations) families together that may assist in the genealogical process. What I can say is that the test has revealed some very interesting information regarding my genetic background.

Best Regards,

Damian Stewart Downie


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