This page contains some wonderful maps showing the farms and towns where the McMurtries lived in the 1700s and 1800s. With the aid of these maps, you would actually visit the farm of origin of your Scottish ancestors! Also, there is a brief overview of the major Scottish families (their origins, migrations, occupations, etc). These just give a flavor of these families and their dispersion to places elsewhere in Scotland and around the world. For those wanting to see the actual documentary sources, we've included a table with the parish register entries for every McMurtrie in Scotland that left a record between 1600s to 1854. For more details about the families in each parish, see the detailed discussions of the McMurtries in each of the principal parishes in Ayrshire where McMurtries lived for generations. Lastly, there is a DNA map that shows which of the three possible DNA patterns most of the early Ayrshire families can be grouped with.
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