is a work in progress originally based on the descendants of Dougald
MacFarlane and Margaret MacDonell who, with their extended family and
allied families, arrived in Nova Scotia in 1801.
What began as a single family study has expanded to include the interweaving
of a group of families, concentrated in Nova Scotia, but extending along
the coastal regions of northeastern North America, westward to the Pacific
and back across the Atlantic to Scotland and Ireland. Although most
of these families originate in the Isles and Highlands of Scotland there
is a substantial Irish influence and a seasoning of Acadian. In the
most recent generations the gene pool has expanded to include representatives
from many other parts of the world.