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Title: Dr David Livingstone's DNA Profile
Posted by: Rob Livingston
Date: 13 May 2005

Testing has recently been completed on the DNA of Trevor Livingston, an individual from Australia descended from Donald Livingston (born circa 1804 in Argyll), purportedly a second cousin to the famous explorer.  He backs his claim of such a relationship with Donald's May 23rd 1877 death notice in the South Australian Advertiser where the claim is repeated and a request is made to relay the news to the newspapers in Glasgow and Hamilton, the latter being a community adjacent to Blantyre, the birthplace of Dr. Livingstone.  Donald was married in Hamilton 22 May 1825 to Agnes Haddow.  No other documentation has been uncovered.  This is not rock-solid proof of a genetic relationship, but so far it is the best project participants have been able to come up with.

If the relationship is valid, it indicates that Dr. Livingstone was not a blood relative to the Livingstones of Lismore, as the DNA profiles are quite distinct from each other.  Instead, he falls into a loosely defined group of MacLeas and McCauleys (McCollys) who also appear to be genetically allied to the McCains (MacIains).  Though these McCains claim to be of ancient Irish descent, there are also McCains who originated in Glencoe (the District of Appin).

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Dr David Livingstone's DNA Profile13 May 2005Rob Livingston
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      Dr David Livingstone's DNA Profile17 May 2005Kyle MacLea
   Dr David Livingstone's DNA Profile31 May 2005Andrew Lancaster
      Dr David Livingstone's DNA Profile03 June 2005Donald Livingstone Clink
         Dr David Livingstone's DNA Profile03 June 2005Andrew Lancaster
            Dr David Livingstone's DNA Profile04 June 2005Donald Livingstone Clink
               Dr David Livingstone's DNA Profile04 June 2005Andrew Lancaster
                  Dr David Livingstone's DNA Profile06 June 2005Donald Livingstone Clink
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   Dr David Livingstone's DNA Profile11 November 2005Keith Livingstone Australia
      Dr David Livingstone's DNA Profile11 November 2005Andrew Lancaster
      Dr David Livingstone's DNA Profile11 November 2005Andrew Lancaster

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