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Clan MacFarlane Genealogist, Mary Helen Haines, Joins Sproul Project.

We are pleased to announce a new member to the Sproul Project genetic-genealogy team. Say a warm hello to Mary Helen Haines - Chair of the Genealogy Department of Clan MacFarlane Worldwide, Inc. Through our association with the the Earls of Lennox, proginators of Clan MacFarlane, the Sproul family is considered a sept of Clan MacFarlane. After 29 years at of teaching World and European history at Richardson High School, Mary Helen Haines retired and began her journey researching family history. She continued teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Dallas and began publishing family histories, delving into various branches of her family and their involvement in momentous events in U.S. history, as well as the migrations from Europe to America and across the U.S. In 2001, she joined Clan MacFarlane Society and became involved in FamilyTreeDNA’s MacFarlane project with the participation of two male McFarland cousins. Clan MacFarlane Worldwide, Inc. was founded in 2010 and she became the Chair of the Genealogy Department. In that capacity, she learned about the Sproule Sept and its connection to Clan MacFarlane. She is currently a co-administrator with the MacFarlane DNA project which has over 1000 members, as well as an administrator for two small projects that were “orphaned.” Mary is eager to help find Scottish connections and share knowledge of the Sproule Sept within the MacFarlane society.

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