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Toberhead McCool Line

This is very much a work in progress as of September 2017. It builds on the research of Thomas Eugene "Gene" McCool, Tommy McCoole (Coleraine, Northern Ireland - ), professional genealogist Bobby Forrest () and others. Corrections, additions and questions are very welcome at .

Most McCool lines in America appear to descend from our common ancestor, John McCoole Sr. We don't know his date of birth but guess it was about 1645 in either Scotland or the Ulster area of Ireland (now Northern Ireland). His ancestors probably came from Scotland as part of the Plantation of Ulster. It's likely that his father was Archbold McCull.

At least five of the McCools who have taken y-DNA tests appear to be descendants of, or closely related to, John McCoole Sr. Additional y-DNA tests are needed. My family is willing to partly subsidize one y-DNA test from a McCool fourth cousin or closer.

McCool Guide

As of September 2017, our McCool information is growing rapidly. Here's a navigation guide:

I have a lot more to add to the website as I have time - and I also welcome contributions from other McCool descendants. Email information, documents or photos to .

Other McCool Websites

Here are several McCool websites and key posts. Please let me know of others that should be listed:


Are we related?

Here are the GEDmatch Kit #s for my father and mother:

GI: A909282
CL: A216073


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