Our Murray DNA Research Project is seeking Irish participants who are interested in the use of DNA contributions for genealogical purposes. Currently our project has approx 201 participants- 186 active representing thousands of Murray families over time. Combined with the Morrow project we have over 320 unique Murray/ Morrow lineages. The majority of these have found yDNA (male line) and also mTDNA (maternal line) matches within the surname project.
This is very exciting for those families concerned whereby they have finally found solid leads after years or even decades of frustrating brick walls.
The majority of our Murrays are of Scottish lineage with some emanating from Ulster & also Eire (Republic of Ireland).
Our participants reside in the British Isles, Canada, Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & elsewhere and represent thousands of families of Murrays, McMurrays, Murrows, Morrows and other surname variations.
It has been a very interesting discovery to have found participants matching within Murray-McMurray & Morrow-Murrah-Murrow lines which has determined that each of these families were at one time descended from the same common ancestor. The participants have discovered their common ancestors back in Scotland-Ulster-Ireland & England much to their surprise.
Also, other particpants have matched 67/67 exact match: a Murray male age 94 born in Scotland & a Morrow male aged 45 born USA-age 45 whose common ancestor was back to 1770 circa- yet the DNA result was identical, even after the intervening 240 years!
It is an extremely easy process to have the DNA Kit delivered, with enclosed invoice so that you can pay by the most convenient method once the Kit is returned to the Lab. The test itself is merely a little toothbrush type instrument rubbed inside the cheek; there is a spare in case you drop it on the carpet etc.
Merely return that to the Lab, and you are set! Join the Murray clan project first, and you will even receive a discount, plus I will research your family tree as well in order to discover any pertinent information regarding your branch of the gigantic Murray Family Tree.
You will receive your own personal web-pages at Family Tree DNA ( The largest data-base in the world for our research purposes) plus you will be personally notified every time there is a match to you within the data base.
The most practical test is the y37 test for males; or the y67 if you can afford it as this test indicates closeness of the relationship to any matches, much more precisely.
Many members share the cost of the Kit among their relatives, and then share with them the results as all males in the one family will share almost an identical profile going back in time. Grandfathers, cousins; great uncles etc etc.
If you might be interested in joining our project please visit the following website and click on the links on the top of the page to see the results to date.