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John Driscoll
Middlesex Genealogical Society

DNA

Help build-out the family tree of paternal lineages from modern times into Medieval times and back to ancient times.

MGS sponsors a Middlesex Genealogical Society project at Family Tree DNA for members who have had Y-chromosome DNA tested at FTDNA for themselves and family members. The goal of the project is to share DNA information with other members, help members understand their testing results, and suggest avenues for further testing.

Following is a summary of SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms, or mutations) discovered by MGS members. All have R1b DNA. Matthews, Biggins, and Kenyon have done "Big Y" SNP testing and have SNPs down to the present time. Cavett, Christie, and Driscoll have discovered SNPs to 100-300 AD. Click on the last SNP to see the Big Y Tree created by Alex Williamson. The second to last line is the most distant known ancestor.

R-M207 (26200 BC)
M343 (18400 BC)
M269 (4400 BC)
P312 (2500 BC)
L21 (2200 BC)
DF13 (2100 BC)
Z39589 DF21
S971
Z3000 Clan Colla
Z3004
S953
BY516
BY3164
(800 AD)
17705431-C-T
(present time)
FGC5494
FGC5561
A1149
A1148
A1308
A6342
A1309
(100 BC)
14515146-G-A
(present time)
FGC11134
A353
Z16250
CTS4466
Irish Type II
(100 AD)
DF49
Z2980
Z2976
DF23
Z2961
M222 Niall
(100 AD)
L1335
L1065 Scots Cluster
(300 AD)
DF41
S775
A600
(700 AD)
21149398-G-A
(present time)
Nelson Cavett 1810
Jackson, Ohio
Denis Christy 1722
Northern Ireland
William Matthews 1640
United Kingdom
Patrick Biggins 1807
Co. Cavan or Monaghan
John Kenyon 1600
United Kingdom
John H. Driscoll 1824
Kilbonane, Co. Cork
Don Cavett
180395
Len Christie
75787
Marc Matthews
116493
Peter Biggins
127469
Pete Kenyon
176456
John Driscoll
294201

Y-chromosome DNA is inherited male to male like surnames. Family Tree DNA is the biggest Y-DNA tester and has public results pages for surnames and DNA types. A test of 67 STR markers is recommended first, followed by "Big Y" SNP testing.

Test yourself if you are a male, and any male relative whose ancestry you want to learn more about.

Join a surname project at FTDNA. If there is none for your surname, consider starting one. When you get information about what kind of DNA the tester has, join a haplogroup project. And don't forget to join the Middlesex Genealogical Society Project.

Y-DNA testing is going to tell you about your distant ancestry rather than fill in your family tree. You are not very likely to find people for your family tree because only a small percentage of people have had their DNA tested. Many people gain insight into their distant ancestry.

If you would like to learn more about DNA testing, see our MGS Presentations of November 18, 2017, "Understanding DNA in Genealogy" and October 6, 2018, "Y-DNA and Genealogy." Or, contact Peter Biggins at: pabiggin@optonline.net

John Driscoll
Migration from "Adam" in Africa to R in Asia to R1b in the Western Europe. Source: Family Tree DNA

Following is the public results chart for male members and male relatives who have joined the MGS project at Family Tree DNA. Under Haplogroup and in the subheadings, you will see the names of SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms, or mutations) that have been found. To the right of Haplogroup, you will see the values of STRs (short tandem repeats) for up to 111 markers.

Results Page for Middlesex Genealogical Society Project at Family Tree DNA