To date, Kyle has managed to trace his direct MacLea/McLea line to the mid-1700s in western Scotland and in addition has traced his paternal grandmother's family (the Spurrs) to the 1500s in England. This page will concentrate on the MacLea family, but if you'd like information about the Spurrs, let him know.
Interested to see what Kyle might be working on right now? Try Kyle's MacLea family history blog, a part of the MacLea FamilyWiki! He will from time to time write some of his thoughts and ideas on the family history, new things he's discovered or transcribed, or links to resources located on this website or on the web in general. This is mostly a place for Kyle to record his thoughts for later work, but you're welcome to eavesdrop!
Finally, Kyle is a member of and contributor to the MacLea/Livingstone DNA Project. This project aims to track the Y-chromosomal DNA signatures of the various MacLea and Livingstone family groups. That is, various markers on the Y-chromosome are tested as a means of genealogical inquiry. Because the Y-chromosome is found only in males, the paternal DNA line is transmitted along with the surname (in the traditional mode of Western inheritance) and, as such, matches within and between surnames are useful in genealogical time. You can read about the results of Kyle's ongoing DNA analysis of his own family and matching families on his "Cluster 26" MacLea DNA Project page or in the wiki. If you have any information to share on the family history, please get in touch with Kyle (see below for email). He is always eager to talk to distant cousins and add their information to the Family Tree. If you think you might have a connection, no matter how distant, please do get in touch!