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Match Making in Clare using autosomal DNA and Y-DNA

Genetic Genealogy Ireland 2017

5:00 p.m. Sunday 22 October 2017

Shelbourne Hall, Royal Dublin Society

by Paddy Waldron

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Match Making in Lisdoonvarna, County Clare

Arranged marriages and shotgun weddings

Using sisters' X-chromosomes

Six degrees of separation

What have we learned from these examples?

Genealogists compile family histories by matching up three categories of information:
  1. the oral traditions passed down through the generations;
  2. the archival sources used by traditional genealogists; and
  3. the DNA evidence that often reconciles both, but sometimes refutes either or both (NPE).

How to get the most out of your autosomal DNA results

The Y-DNA of those claiming Clare ancestry

Further reading