"Septs sometimes show up in STR clustering, so I pasted your Y STR data into the large Scottish Y DNA project with the results above: your nearest common ancestor lived about 30 generations ago (~1000 AD) which links you to one kit claiming…"
"I can put a bit more detail to the brick wall that surrounds Deacon Wm Douglas. First, I found that kit #N11063 has done BigY DNA testing and is clearly among the Y lineage descendants of Deacon Douglas. So I pasted N11063's…"
"I would ignore the Klyosov work for two reasons: first, as someone who has claimed that Out of Africa is false and that modern humans arose in Russia, his credibility is questionable. Secondly, his analysis is based on Y37 data which is…"
You may be interested in the paths that your paternal line took from Paleolithic Africa to Scotland -- the map above shows three SNPS which characterize three of the Douglas lines. Try it yourself at …See More
"Thanks Jackie and a Happy New Year! I've just run the analysis for Stewart: drop me a note at email@example.com and I'll reply with the diagrams (full size - I don't want to clog up the Douglas blog with others'…"
"thats fantastic Robin Spencer , has anyone done this for Stewart as well?I descend from the Earls of Angus , Glenbervie
and Stuart / Stewart I have MANY Spencer DNA matches and am still trying to work it out , maybe its Douglas , I assume…"
"Thank you William -- you're an attentive moderator! Someone asked a question about how to interpret this so here's a brief intro to genetic genealogy. The sketch represents a small part of the above diagram. Adam and…"
The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.
Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.
Professions also help.
'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.
Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?