DNA has been helpful in sorting out my McMaster Genealogy. One of my success stories has been in finding and sorting out this branch of my McMaster ancestors:
I had known about Fanny as she was the mother of my 2nd great grandmother Margaret McMaster who married George William Frazer. However, I did not know that her father William McMaster married a Margaret Frazer and moved the family to Canada minus Fanny. Fanny stayed back and married another McMaster!
Sharon’s New DNA Match with a Potential McMaster Descendant
My sister Sharon mathces scon:
Here Sharon and scon show as 5th cousins. Let’s check it out. Unfortunately, scon’s tree is private. It turns out that my sister Lori and I also match scon.
Checking Out Scon’s Tree
I don’t usually build down from my tree, but I will try doing that this time. I’m pretty sure the tree is right as scon and my familly’s shared DNA matches are from the McMaster Line. Here is what I have:
Somewhat confusingly, my 3rd great grandmother married a James McMaster and one of the children of William and Margaret McMaster was James.
The William McMaster side of my tree needs updating. I already have Maude on my Excel DNA/Genealogy Chart:
Here is William’s marriage record:
Here is the family in 1880:
This index shows Maude married an Allen:
This appears to be Hazel in 1910:
This is not the best way to make a tree (from the top down):
Here is the record of Hazel’s marriage:
I assume the Beth in this record is the Elizabeth at Ancestry:
Adding Scon to My McMaster DNA/Genealogy Tree
Shared DNA Matches with Scon
These were my shared matches with Scon:
I haven’t figured out how I match with Sue and Sue manages S.C. Robert and mt are children of Robert Trent above.
Here are my sister Lori’s shared DNA matches with scon:
My sister Sharon has this shared match that is different than the others:
His tree also goes back to James McMaster on his maternal side:
Here is a summary of my family’s shared DNA matches:
Gibbs on the chart above was the match to my sister Sharon. I could have drawn all the lines up to William McMaster and Margaret Frazer, but I decided to show all the intermediary common ancestors.
Summary and Conclusions
- scon adds another piece to the Mcmaster Puzzle
- scon is a second cousin to Robert and mt
- Robert and mt are also shared DNA matches between scon and some of my family
- keith is a shared match between scon and my sister Lori. Keith descends from James and Fanny McMaster on the tree above
- jb or Giffs is a shared match between scon and my sister Sharon.