Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

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Location: Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

I am a retired online school teacher. I love family history. Since 2007, I have spent much of my time providing part-time support for the world's largest free family history site This is very rewarding. I have helped others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
Since April 2010, I have served in the Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

In the comments, Yolanda posted a reply to my query.

Thanks! This is a Buchanan family that is a perfect 67-marker Y-DNA match to my family. So far we have not found the connection, but it looks like two of my cousins will be visiting County Tyrone this year, one in the summer and one in the fall.

The Andrew that Yolanda refers to is the uncle of the man who did the Y-DNA test. Andrew's father was John, and the Samuel Buchanan who lived nearby was his brother.

I believe their father is William, who is the only Buchanan listed in Kirlish in Griffith's valuation.
Griffiths Valuation of Ireland
Buchanan William           Kirlish       Longfield West           Tyrone

I will definitely share Yolanda's suggestions with my cousins.

I am open to further suggestions too!

Yolanda's Irish research blog can be found at


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