Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Margaret Jordan - The Genetic History of Ireland

Name - Margaret Jordan

Member - I am a member of the Accredited Genealogists of Ireland - http://accreditedgenealogists.ie/margaret-jordan-bsc-h-dip-ed-m-a-g-i/

Day Job - My background is in science and mathematics and I taught in a second level school until I took early retirement in 2006. I live in Co. Cork, Ireland.

How did you get into genealogy?
I started researching the Irish side of my family tree in 1997. My father was fostered and with very little paperwork to go on, it proved very difficult to make progress so I turned to DNA in 1999.

What about your involvement with genetic genealogy?
Over the years, I became more and more involved in using DNA in family history research. I was involved in setting up the O’Shea yDNA Project in 2003 and the Ireland yDNA Project in early 2006. I am also using autosomal DNA in my family history research.

So what will you be talking about?
I will be part of the panel discussing the Genetic History of Ireland (on Friday 18th) and will present some of the data from the Ireland yDNA Project which is a y-Geographic Project run through Family Tree DNA - http://www.familytreedna.com/public/IrelandHeritage/

What DNA tests will be discussed?
Y-DNA primarily

Where can people get more information about you or your topic?
For more information just click on the links below:
The lectures were sponsored by FamilyTreeDNA and organised by ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy).

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