Update and clarification on the DNA results from yesterday.
Thanks to the kind information provided me this morning by A. Turner, one of the authors of "Trace Your Roots with DNA," I now understand that the DNA results do not mean that I must be directly descended from Alexander Neill m. Anne Cathey. Instead, based on the information in my post of yesterday, the DNA results show that my line is descended from a common *father* for my ancestor and Alexander Neill.
This puts me back in the line I was hoping to prove, John Neill m. Sarah Duckworth, as son of William Neill m. Sarah (possibly Callender/Callander).
Any other direct descendant Neills thinking about getting their DNA tested?? It would be very nice to have a larger pool for more narrowed results.
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