Lorna Henderson

Lorna Henderson

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Lorna Henderson
Born 1950s.
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Profile last modified | Created 18 Oct 2011 | Last significant change: 6 Dec 2018
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Categories: Henderson-2297 | WikiTree Arborists | SintonDNAatDNA | Participant Fairbairn atDNA | New Zealand Project | RichardsonDNAatDNA.




mtDNA Full Sequence T2b4a
Wikipedia data on T (Tara, 7 daughters of Eve)
My still unknown ancestral mtDNA haplogroups
Relationships confirmed, or at least corroborated, using DNA testing for genealogy


With Jane GIBSON's brickwall cracked, that leaves:
at my 2* great-grandparent level
William AUSTIN
at the 3* great-grandparent level'
Eleanor SCOTT
Others being worked on
In addition to any holes in my own pedigree, the below is/are personal categories used to keep track of the pedigrees/descendant charts of connected DNA matches being worked on to find the tree connections and solve a brickwall, or two.
Looking for someone to research, why not work on extending any of the pedigrees included and see if any connect to any of the others or crack the mystery?
DDW Brickwall
Richard JOHNSON Brickwall

Ancestry clusters

The following are clusters of DNA matches connecting families - somehow.
We just have to find the connections that the DNA is showing us exists!!
McEwan/Mallock cluster


Click on either the Arborist badge or the category above for further information.

My interest is primarily in keeping the FAIRBAIRN, RUNCIMAN, SINTON duplicates under control and connected to their rightful families on WikiTree, although I'll happily help anyone merge up detected duplicates.


  • Maternal and Paternal atDNA matches between cousins both sides, 1st and 2nd ++, show parents confirmed with DNA
  • WikiTree profile Henderson-2299 created through the import of HENDERSONLornaAncestorsPlus1Desc4WikiTree.ged on Oct 18, 2011 by L Henderson. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Lorna and others.

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Lorna is a Wiki Genealogist following these tags:
Primarily interested in tidying up duplicates related to families involved with the DNA and One Name Study projects I administer but also tidy up any I find during my researchh
A DNA junkie. I adminster several Surname and one autosomal DNA projects on FamilyTreeDNA, have tested with the three main companies, and run a small DNA group for our local Genealogy society
Administer the FAIRBAIRN Surname DNA project and registered with Guild of One Name Studies for the surname (http://Fairbairn.LornaHen.com)
Administer the (rather small) FAMILTON Surname DNA project on FTDNA https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/familton/activity-feed
Primarily interested in Caithness GEORGESONs and where they got to, particularly if related to mine!
For this brickwall


Administer the McADIE surname DNA project - see http://DNASurnames.info
For this brickwall: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Henderson-2297_Brickwall_DDW
primarily interested in early Taranaki families - so many inter-married with my lot
Registered with the Guild of One Name Studies for both FAIRBAIRN and RUNCIMAN, both of which have companion DNA projects
Administer the RUNCIMAN Surname DNA project and registered with Guild of One Name Studies for the surname (http://Runciman.LornaHen.com)
Administer the SINTON surname DNA project - see http://DNASurnames.info
Administer the WIGHT surname DNA project - see http://DNASurnames.info

DNA Tested
Lorna Henderson's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Lorna or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Lorna Henderson: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup T2b4a
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Lorna:

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.


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On 6 Dec 2018 at 18:12 GMT Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts wrote:

Hi, Lorna --

See this G2G discussion for an explanation about the One Name Studies profile management.


On 14 Jan 2018 at 04:04 GMT Lorna Henderson wrote:

Fixed Natalie

On 12 Jan 2018 at 02:43 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Lorna, in order for your personal categories to be properly categorized, they have to be sub-categories of your top-level personal category, which would be Category: Henderson-2297, which you need to create and add to your profile. That would be a subcategory of Category: Personal Categories.

See: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Personal_Categories for examples of other members' personal categories. Thanks!

On 2 Jan 2018 at 03:34 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 27 Dec 2017 at 01:55 GMT Shawn Latta wrote:

If you need any other Fairbairn, yet me know! You probably have all of what Aunt Sanna had.

On 9 Dec 2017 at 02:51 GMT Colin Cameron wrote:

Thanks for the link to the ZZ10_1 group, Lorna.

Exploring WikiTree ...... so much to see...so little time, ha!


On 7 Dec 2017 at 14:43 GMT Elizabeth Winter wrote:

Lorna - Thanks for stepping in with the Fairbairns! Feel free to add and edit. I'm sending you a longer private message.

On 15 Nov 2017 at 09:52 GMT Amanda Walker wrote:

Hi Lorna,

Thank you for the add on Samuel Colgrave.

Cheers Amanda

On 7 Sep 2017 at 10:04 GMT Sir William (Arbuthnot) Arbuthnot of Kittybrewster Bt wrote:

Please change all

unknownsurname to unknown. Thank you

On 29 Jul 2017 at 12:19 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hi Lorna

Thank you for getting back to me and for the link. This will be useful in the future.



On 17 Jul 2017 at 14:56 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

wonderful wikitreer
Lorna Henderson is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

On 24 Jun 2017 at 02:52 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Hello Lorna,

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!


On 10 May 2017 at 14:42 GMT Alan Runciman Jr wrote:

Re your proposal to merge Mary McGaffney Devlin and Mary Devlin I quite agree this is a unintended duplication. I tried to initiate the merge but found I was heading the merge in the wrong direction. The profile we wish to be left with is the McGaffney-12 (edited from -212)

Thanks Lorna.

Confirm Merge now complete.


On 16 Jan 2017 at 13:56 GMT Jodie Calvert wrote:

Thanks, Lorna! Yes I trust you, if there are errors then please adjust the profiles accordingly!

On 7 Sep 2016 at 15:06 GMT Thomas Robinson wrote:

Hi Lorna,

I agree. Our Sarah Oliphant is the same person. Since I've been away from WT for quite a while I'm not sure how to merge.

I have a huge gedcom to upload, but as suggested, I need to break it up into smaller pieces. Thanks.

On 27 Jul 2016 at 20:43 GMT Helen Offell wrote:

Hi Lorna,

After comparing the profiles I think that a merge would be the most appropriate action. Thank you, regards, Helen

On 24 Jul 2016 at 02:17 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

You are so lucky to have unusual surnames for your One Name Studies. I have been doing a very rare surname Worldwide for over ten years which makes a tiny study but I am itching to do a new ONS.However, all my ancestor's surnames are so common )-:

Magda ( Stermenszky ) member#6292 at the One Name Guild

On 30 Jun 2016 at 11:56 GMT Chris Mckinnon wrote:

The only reason I added George was because of

a previous email I received from you saying George was the father etc.

I then added George and his father George sending you reply that seemed to have bounced back.

I have deleted myself as manager from both George's.

Fairbairn-896 — No Profile Manager [adopt this profile]

Fairbairn-895 — No Profile Manager [adopt this profile]

On 18 May 2016 at 21:12 GMT Ros Haywood wrote:


I am writing to you from the Unknowns Project. Could you please alter Hannah's 'UnknownSurname' to just Unknown, as this is the WikiTree preferred name.


Ros Haywood (Haywood-41)

On 19 Apr 2016 at 17:24 GMT C (Rudd) R wrote:

Regarding your comment about Rudd-1089 and Rudd-1022 see the error message we got trying to clean up the duplicates

This is Rudd-1000. While attempting to merge duplicate trees i.e. Rudd-1072 into Rudd-1000 I get the following error from the Server

Network Error (tcp_error)

A communication error occurred: "Connection aborted" The Web Server may be down, too busy, or experiencing other problems preventing it from responding to requests. You may wish to try again at a later time.

For assistance, contact your network support team.

We do not have a network. We connect direct via our local provider.

On 19 Apr 2016 at 16:55 GMT C (Rudd) R wrote:

Lorna, In response to your comment I can confirm that Rudd-1089 and Rudd-1022 are the same person and should be merged.

On 18 Apr 2016 at 02:41 GMT Jodie Calvert wrote:

Hi Lorna, I am finally getting time to get at my Wikitree and tidy up those poor Fairbairns! So I am looking at my John Fairbairn from 1844. He is Fairbairn-822. Which Fairbairn should I merge him to? I do remember having a Catherine Allan on a tree in Ancestry. I think I dropped her because the dates were wonky? Anyways I am happy to have your help! I did merge those Jannet Balds tonight finally! Thanks..... Jodie

On 15 Apr 2016 at 20:48 GMT Ian (McNerney) Aitken-Kemp wrote:

Hi Lorna. Thanks for the info, etc. Have been looking at the Henderson 1911 census and was amazed to see their Uddingston address 'Copeland Terrace. For the last 12 months I have been transcribing the public cemetery at Egremont in Cumbria (2300 headstones and just recently published). Took me a year because Egremont is a 140 mile round trip and had to make lots of visits. It falls within the district of COPELAND in Cumbria. How coincidental is that ! Whitehaven where William married also lies within the Copeland district.

In the back of my mind is a recollection of seeing a headstone many years ago for a Marion Glen Aitken in one of the bigger Glasgow cemetery's. Will have to do some digging and see if I can locate it again. Kind regards, Ian

On 18 Dec 2015 at 16:11 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Lorna, Thanks for your message. Excellent and welcome! I've added the project badge to your profile. If you click on the badge it will take you to the full list of our wonderful members. Click on New Zealand Project will take you the first page of the project. Scroll down to participants. I've added your good self . Can you add your area of interest etc. I'll let you explore and catch up with you later. As this is a fairly new project any ideas would be most welcome.

Thanks again for joining and enjoy. Maria

On 23 Sep 2015 at 15:42 GMT Rose (Parish) Lindahl wrote:

Thank you go ahead and merge Bain 853 and 624

On 4 Sep 2015 at 16:35 GMT Nancy (Lowrie) Wright wrote:

Thank you Lorna. I don't know how I would have managed those merges without your help. Now let me see if I can go back to WikiTree and NOT make a mess of my family. Thanks again, Lorna

On 3 Sep 2015 at 13:35 GMT Kimberly (Morgan) Colley wrote:

Hello, this is Kimberly. If you look on free genealogy on rootsweb there is a wilson family tree and that is where I got my information. I haven't had a chance to add everything yet. I'm not sure when I will get back on here but I will try to add this when I do. That site has tons of family information. Margaret's decedent's were Wilson's and that is how I am related to her. Thanks :)

On 17 Aug 2015 at 16:38 GMT Anna Wilson wrote:

thank you for all of your help, time, and information. you have been a very huge help with tracing my family lines.

On 1 Aug 2015 at 23:15 GMT Ellen Spertus wrote:

Thanks so much! I hadn't known there was a WikiTree affiliate account. WikiTree and I are richer because of you. :-)

On 1 Aug 2015 at 22:51 GMT Lorna Henderson wrote:

PS Ellen

My "association" with FTDNA is purely as a satisfied customer, and as a, completely volunteer, administrator for a number of projects. I have also tested with ancestry (grrr, people testing there really do need to learn GEDMatch.com exists given their woeful lack of tools for working with the actual dna as opposed to fanciful trees) and also with 23andme.

On 1 Aug 2015 at 22:40 GMT Lorna Henderson wrote:


wonderful thought. However I suggest that you use the WikiTree affiliate link and benefit them given the wonderful free service they provide us https://affiliate.familytreedna.com/idevaffiliate.php?id=600 and at the moment there's a 15% discount going for tests over $99 at FTDNA as well. CJS2015

On the other hand :) should anyone feel grateful any help I have given them with their dna results and /or genealogy, donations are always accepted by my autosomal dna project FFLornaHen https://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx?g=FFLornaHen Lorna http://LornaHen.com

On 1 Aug 2015 at 17:44 GMT Ellen Spertus wrote:

Lorna, I'm planning to buy an FTDNA Y test for a family member. I see from G2G that you're involved with FTDNA. Do you have a promo/affiliate code? I'd be happy to have my purchase benefit a WikiTree contributor, whether it gets me a discount or not.

On 15 Jun 2015 at 10:28 GMT Mike Kanssen wrote:

Hi Lorna

Thanks for your help in filling out/merging Glanvill & Runicman members of my Family tree. You've given me quite a bit more to investigate and hopefully confirm some of the less specific family lore. :)

On 9 May 2015 at 11:09 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Hello Lorna,

I'd like to invite you to our "Weekend Chat" post on the G2G forum!

New members... say Hello and introduce yourself.

Leaders, Mentors, Pilots, and Greeters please join in and share your wisdom.

Everyone is welcome!


On 24 Mar 2015 at 19:54 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

Happy that you settled the McNabb issue. ☺

On 19 Nov 2014 at 11:47 GMT Alan Runciman Jr wrote:

Thanks for your keen eye on Richard's bio, Lorna. I know I'd lost a bit of the Source/Citation trail inadvertently and hadn't worked out how to recover it. Many thanks.

On 5 Sep 2014 at 22:00 GMT Matt Pryber wrote:

Find out more at the Global Family Reunion project

On 19 May 2014 at 20:16 GMT Patricia Ehret wrote:

Thanks Lorna for your merge proposals. I read somewhere that Sir Willis and his wife the unknown Wilson died and that Eleanor Willis went across the border to live with other family. I'll look for the reference and add it when I find it. Thank you, Patricia

On 15 May 2014 at 10:47 GMT Diane Margaret (Jelley) Middleton wrote:

Hi Lorna,

Hopefully the adds worked :) Diane

On 1 May 2014 at 16:26 GMT Geoff Runciman wrote:

Hi Lorna

That certainly looks like it to me all the names match. I've downloaded my GEDCOM from Genes Reunited now so will up load to Wiki Tree next week when I return home, (visiting family). Looks like I've come to the right place many thanks for the message and I look forward to speaking with you further on the matter. Geoff

On 1 May 2014 at 15:42 GMT Geoff Runciman wrote:

Hi Lorna

Yes I think I may have stated a while ago but didn't carry on and couldn't remember joining. I did try to merge both accounts when I first joined but didn't seem to happen. so any help would be gratefully received. Geoff

On 2 Apr 2014 at 05:58 GMT Heather Fairbairn wrote:

Hi Lorna, I thanked you previously for welcoming me, but for some reason it was 'blocked'. Anyway live and well and still struggling with the Robert Fairbairns. Regards Heather Hodge (nee Fairbairn)

On 27 Feb 2014 at 06:27 GMT Alistair Leadbetter wrote:

Thanks Lorna. I've joined up. There are so many people, all with similar / same names that things are getting rather tricky! I'll have a look at Family Tree DNA

On 26 Feb 2014 at 21:44 GMT Lorna Henderson wrote:

Hi Alistair,

I'd suggest that you join the Caithness Family History Society, and their members only mailing list as many of them are indeed researching Sutherlands. "best" for DNA really depends on exactly what you want to achieve, but most genetic genealogists do indeed recommend FamilyTree DNA for both their range of tests, and their projects with volunteer project admins, such as me :) to help you, ++. 23andme doesn't do Y-DNA only autosomal (atDNA, equivalent to FamilyFinder). Its main plus was the health aspects that FTDNA don't do, but that aspect is currently on hold. ancestry also do atDNA where their main plus is the associated trees, but no way of compaing your actual chromosome data to prove that the tree suggestions are accurate - and only send to US addresses Hope this helps

On 26 Feb 2014 at 16:53 GMT Alistair Leadbetter wrote:

Hi Lorna

I've certainly just fallen into a hotbed of Sutherlands. If there's a group working on this area, then I can contribute what I have. I currently lived in France but when I get back to the UK [later this year] I'll sort out the DNA thing. Is the company you recommend the best? I saw the site for 23AndMe too.



On 22 Feb 2014 at 15:21 GMT Alistair Leadbetter wrote:

Hi Lorna

Thanks for your message. I've thought a little about a DNA testing. I'll have a look at the link. I've seen your trees in a couple of places on line and, like you said, there's no one [yet] in common. It's astonishing. I didn't find anyone in common when I posted my tree on here. My main challenge at the moment is tracking down Jane Miller [b: 1885] as well as all of their family.

Kind regards


On 12 Jan 2014 at 15:24 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Lorna, nice to see another one-namer here. I am a member of the Guild, plus We Relate where I noticed your work. Quite admirable ONS !

On 17 Dec 2013 at 21:18 GMT James Irvine wrote:

I have also these two Fairbairns!

On 13 Dec 2013 at 19:49 GMT Gavin Douglas wrote:

Thanks for the info with Catherine Fairbairn, Lorna.

I found her marriage Cert and added the date. Im using my Fathers old hand written notes, and it would be great if you have any more info :)

On 28 Sep 2013 at 23:06 GMT Angus Fairbairn wrote:

Thank you Lorna, trying to add as much as I can.

On 6 Sep 2013 at 23:35 GMT Shirley Alexander wrote:

hi lorna,

Margaret Fenwick I think is Janet Lennox sometimes Lenwick, in my list of siblings for Robert Shiel ( the one married to Margaret Sinton) I have a Margaret Shiel 1791-1875 married to john hall 1789 Margaret's death certificate gives adam shiel as father but a janet lennox as mother. I do hope we can solve the mystery.


On 2 Sep 2013 at 17:34 GMT Philip Smith wrote:


Welcome to the Arborist project.

On 19 Jun 2013 at 14:37 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:

L, I added you to the DNA Project. Thank you for joining and adding your DNA test info!

On 1 May 2013 at 05:25 GMT Tim Baxter wrote:

Thanks Lorna for info on Margaret Fairbairn (b.1802). I assume you think this is a good match and I should go ahead and add her ancestors to my tree. I'm only new to Wikitree so I'll just have to work out how!

Queen Victoria Lorna is 36 degrees from Rosa Parks, 19 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 20 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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