Category Archives: DNA

My Ancestry Estimates

Just for the fun of it, I have posted screen shots of the estimates of my ethnicity from three testing companies. For the record, I describe myself as half Irish and half Welsh (UK) as my father was Irish and … Continue reading

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Why We Need Gedmatch!

I don’t blog often but I felt that I needed to get the following off my chest, so to speak. There are three main autosomal DNA testing companies for genetic genealogy: AncestryDNA, 23&Me and Family Tree DNA. is a … Continue reading

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Genetic Genealogy Ireland Conference in October 2013!

In October 2013, Ireland will have its first Genetic Genealogy Conference. This will take place as part of the Back to Our Past event in the RDS, Dublin, from the 18th to the 20th October 2013. The conference is a … Continue reading

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Autosomal DNA testing – A Few Thoughts from Ireland

Several companies do autosomal DNA testing for genealogical purposes including Family Tree DNA,, 23andMe and the Genographic Project Geno 2.0. ISOGG has a very useful comparison chart put together by Tim Janzen: ISOGG Autosomal DNA Comparison Chart. I have used … Continue reading

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Family Tree DNA announces its annual Summer Sale on DNA kits and Upgrades

Here is a link to the Ireland yDNA Project news page with details of the Summer Sale on DNA kits and upgrades: Ireland yDNA News So, if you have been thinking of ordering a yDNA test or getting an upgrade … Continue reading

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Blood of the Irish DVD Released

The highly acclaimed Blood of the Isles shown on RTE tv has been released on DVD. Diarmuid Gavin presented the program: WINNER OF 2010 IRISH FILM AND TELEVISION AWARDS BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES ‘Blood of the Irish’ by Crossing the Line … Continue reading

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More Irish Males who live in Ireland needed for yDNA Testing

If yDNA testing is going  to help the Irish diaspora to find their origins, more Irish males who still reside in Ireland are needed in Irish Surname yDNA projects.  While people in countries where the Irish emigrated to (before, during … Continue reading

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