iCARA  irish caribbean ancestry - reconnecting through dna


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Reconnecting with your Irish Ancestry

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Join the DNA project

The DNA Project

There is a specific DNA project associated with iCARA called the Irish Caribbean Y project and this is hosted at the commercial direct-to-consumer DNA-testing company FamilyTreeDNA

The goals of the DNA project are:

  1. to reconnect people with Irish Caribbean ancestry with their Irish "Ancestral Homeland"
  2. to reconnect them with distant Irish cousins
  3. to learn more about the Y-DNA genetic signature of people with Irish surnames and Caribbean ancestry (with a view to analysis and publication)

This project is run on a voluntary basis and people who want to join the project have to pay for the DNA test themselves. However, it may be possible to get sponsorship if you have a particular surname (see the Sponsored Surnames section below). Before you consider joining the project, you should read the following sections so that you understand what the DNA test can do for you and what it can't. Also, with any journey, there are risks and you should be aware of these before you sign up.

What is DNA and how can it help?

How DNA can help pinpoint your Ancestral Homeland

How DNA can connect you with distant cousins

Joining the DNA Project

What to expect from your results

Sponsored Surnames

Seeking Sponsorship List

The DNA Results

Maurice Gleeson

May 2013

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Last update: May 2013

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