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Monday, February 13, 2017

Answering a query recently,
from my files in the ELDER DNA project:

  RE: ISLES of SCOTLAND ORIGINS - possible location for ELDER of "PAXTANG PA"
 Found "MacDONALD" and "PAXTANG PA" matching
in Haplogroup "I2b1" (Isles, Scots, Viking) in I-M223 SNP STUDY.

Ancestry of Roderick MacDONALD, (I2b1= Isles/Scot/Viking I-M223),
b. 1770 on ISLE OF CANNA  (Inner Hebrides) County of Inverness-shire.
    Google Map shows ISLE OF CANNA with ferry crossing to
MALLAIG on MAINLAND (2 1/2 hours) and then distance to MALLAIG from Glasgow (10 hours, 208 miles)

MALLAIG (Inverness-shire) is an important ferry port and there are
regular Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services to Armadale on the Isle of Skye, a thirty minute sailing.
   The West Highland Line links Mallaig railway station by rail to
Fort William, Oban and Glasgow

A different ELDER DNA line with Haplogroup "R-M269"
is nearby on the Isle of Skye:
My research notes posted for Y-DNA kit #172862
GoogleBooks "Brave Sons of Skye"