What good luck for me that I just happened in here today.
GenForum does not seem to notify me of messages anymore.I have a valid and active anecstry.com account and ancestryDNA accounts for McKee and myself.Not sure where to check here at GenForum to see if my email needs update. My GenForum account and password are still good.
Does anyone else still receive notices?
Very glad to see you on here and I think you must mean you have ordered Family Finder autosomal DNA.That is great.
Perhaps our cohort Richard Brown will also join us when he hears of this.Ought to be some McGuires turn up along with a good number of those Jersey Baptist Settlement descendants.
McKee are still scarce as hen's teeth when it comes to having to surface to test their yDNA.
Autosomal testing has not yielded up those female McKee matches I would have expected to see following all the females who have claimed all the McKee men as their ancestors.
Many lineages have shown no one proving their McKee lines:
Where I am an admin at McKee Group at FTDNA:
Colonel Alexander McKee of the British Forces during the American Revolution has no descendants in yDNA having come forward.
None of the McKee of McKeesport Pennsylvania have come forward on the McKee FTDNA yDNA Group.David McKee, supposed father of the McKeesport McKee, never came to America as claimed. Nor goes the book give descent to any of his children as having come what became and thence to McKeesport.
None of the McKee making all those claims at Rockbridge Virgina have come forward.No yDNA known to exist in the public domain.
We have a validated group of McKee claiming descent from Berkeley Co VA ca 1800 and some possible earlier roots to Rockbrige vicinity but that is it.And, that lineage going forth does not go directly toKY or NC etc.
Many of the McKee who have tested yDNA cannot take their lineage further back than the 1880s if that far.A few of us can make it back to mid 1700s.
As your Robert's surname has usually been written as McKie, it is interesting that our proven yDNA Scots McKie lineage is of a McKie born in Canada while his British-born father, a World War II pilot, ran out of fuel and crashed in the Channel short of reaching his British airfield.Their forefathers were out of Kirkcudbright vicinity at SouthWest Scotland.His direct lineage never lived in Ireland.
This McKie is part of our 111 markers tested McKie-McGee-McKee Group at FTDNA shown to be the oldest ancestry in the R1b-M222 111 markers tested R1b M222 Group.
James,I think we will find plenty of cousins and some provable connections coming with your test results.A good thing.