The genealogy files were
To maintain privacy, these files contain no vital statistics for living family members beyond marriages.
DNA tracing has uncovered a
great change in the McKusick Family history. Several family members have
submitted their DNA to be analyzed, and to our surprise it shows that
descendants of Francis McKusick (presumed grandson of the immigrant, John
McKusick) are in a different Haplogroup than other descendants of both John and
his brother, Matthew. Records show that Francis was born less than two months
after the marriage of John and Lydia Bettis, and so it has been concluded by me
The families descended from Charles W. McKusick (1848-1921) and James F. McKusick (1866-1935), both of Minnesota, have been deleted from he website. These families can not be proven to be connected to the descendants of John and Mary Barker McKusick. They will continue to be included in the master database, however, and will be available upon request.
The McKusick Family Association has been dissolved due to diminished mambership and participation. This website will continue to be maintained by Charles E. McKusick
"The Descendants of John McKusick and Mary Barker 1739-2007 "
This new edition, printed in 2007, has over 7500 names of known descendants, their spouses and spouses' parents in its 820 pages. A great effort was made to keep the size and subsequent cost down as the first draft ran over 900 pages. There are 12 books remaining. The cost is $35 per book. Mail your checks to Charles E. McKusick, 345 Sheridan Avenue, Satellite Beach, FL 32937.
There have been inquiries about the availability of McKusick Tartan material. The original 300 yards have been sold out for some time. If you wish to investigate the possibilty of acquiring more, try checking the House of Edgar in Scotland to see if they have a source. Also, you may want to see the official Scottish Tartan Society record. Go to MacKusick Tartan Society.