Re: McGen : SCT --> VT --> IL
I'd be very interested to exchange info about Mary Vance and her possible connections.
I'm starting to try to collate some of the Irish and American Vances in the hope of finally sorting out the connection between them/you and my family of Vans of Barnbarroch. You may be familiar with the work I have already done on the Scottish side of the family which can be found at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~vfarchhttp://homepages.rootsweb.com/~vfarch (where you will find Hugh Vans of Boston, and with my published paper, "The Origin of the Irish Vances".
I am co-ordinating my work as far as I can with that of the Vance DNA research project - for further details of that, see http://www.vancegenealogy.com/index.phphttp://www.vancegenealogy.com/index.php. If you know any male Vances, urge them to take a look at the website and consider having a DNA test done as this seems to be a potentially useful tool in untangling the truth of the matter. I would also be very grateful if any Vance descendants would be prepared to share your data with me, preferably as a gedcom file to save me re-typing it all from your web page.
Jamie Vans of Barnbarroch.