Thursday 31 August 2017

Margaret Jordan - Speaker Profile

Title of Presentation: Y-Chromosome DNA and the Ireland yDNA Project


I am a member of the Accredited Genealogists of Ireland ...

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. I am now a Professional Genealogist.

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. 

So what will you be talking about?

This presentation will be about the evolution of the Ireland yDNA Project (see and the data which we are now able to extract from it. The talk will look at the major y-haplogroups found in the project and some of the smaller ones as well. This presentation will show how this Y-Geographical Project links up with relevant Y-Haplogroup Projects, other Y-Geographical Projects and Irish Surname Projects, which are all run through Family Tree DNA.

What DNA tests will be discussed?

Y-DNA primarily

Where can people get more information about you or your topic?

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These lectures are sponsored by FamilyTreeDNA and organised by volunteers from ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy).