Genetic Genealogy, Munster Clare

Shannon Valley Genetic Genealogy Conference

3:30 p.m. Saturday 15 July 2023

That Beats Banagher Festival, Crank House Venue, Banagher, Co. Offaly, R42 DE61

by Paddy Waldron

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County Clare DNA and genealogy projects

Countywide projects

Surname-specific projects

I will organise USD100 discount for up to five males of any of the following surnames (or variant spellings) who order Big Y-700:

The morals of a recent discussion starting in the Sexton Facebook group include:

  1. segments of autosomal DNA never follow surnames for more than a small number of generations, eventually and inevitably coming from a female ancestor with a different surname if one goes back far enough; but
  2. segments of autosomal DNA often remain in the same parish for many more generations (endogamy or ethnicity?); and
  3. looking for triangulated matches should be the starting point of any search for the relationship between two DNA matches, and can save a lot of time-wasting going down rabbit holes in pursuit of shared surnames, in particular very common surnames, and even in pursuit of less common surnames like O'Dea and Sexton.

Project objectives

Other news

Conclusion: Why you should submit your DNA

Further reading