Scotland - Argyll Team

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Welcome to the Argyll Team

Team Leader: Joelle Colville-Hanson

Team Members:

Please add what you are interested in working on in Argyll next to your name.

Argyll Team To-Do List

When working with profiles of individuals associated with Argyll:

  • Create new profiles after you've done your best to ensure it is not a duplicate.
    • If you discover it is a duplicate after its been created, initiate a merge into the lower-numbered profile.
  • Identify and merge any duplicates
    • Clean up after the merge to ensure the profile remains accurate and meets our Project Standards.
  • Work with other Teams if you find a profile that needs their attention.
  • Review existing profiles and help bring them up to Project Standard.
  • Add relevant categories and/or stickers to profiles, as appropriate. If you are unsure, contact the Categories Team for help.
  • Check out Unsourced Argyll Profiles or Unsourced profiles for Argyll and see if you can find sources for them
  • Correct errors on Argyll Profiles Suggestions for Argyll
  • Connect unconnected Argyll profiles to the main tree. Argyll, Unconnected Profiles
  • Create One-Name Studies for Argyll names.


The goal of this Team is to make all County profiles the best that they can be. It is our desire to leave a lasting legacy of work for future generations by sourcing, connecting and growing our County branches of the tree.

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Two Kathan descendants have had their DNA tested, one at the full Y-700 level on FamilyTreeDNA. Through genealogical research, now backed by Y-DNA, Kathan researchers have determined that the original immigrant to Massachusetts in 1729 was John McKachan (who shortened his name to Kathan shortly thereafter). The Y-DNA results indicate that the surname originated on the Kintyre Peninsula, and is likely a derivative of MacEachan, and is closely linked with McNeils. In addition, McCaughans from Northern Ireland are closely linked by Y-DNA. I would love to help with this page, but what I really need is some suggestions on how to find McKachans or name variants on the Kintyre Peninsula. What are the key research collections and books that I should consult?
posted by David Kathan