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Using Y-DNA to connect with Ancestors in the 1500s, 1400s, and 1200s | DNA Summer School – Day 3 Evening | On Zoom

Wednesday, 24 August 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST


An online Zoom class with Guest Speaker Maurice Gleeson

Y-DNA can be a particularly powerful tool when used in conjunction with extensive, documented lineages. Maurice’s early experience with Y-DNA helped him break through a Brick Wall on his Spierin ancestral line and travel back in time from 1800 to the late 1500s. Research at the University of Strathclyde revealed the Y-DNA signature of two brothers in the 1200s – one was the progenitor of the High Stewart line and the other was the progenitor of the Stewart’s of Bonkyl. Using the same approach, he is attempting to identify the Y-DNA signature of Grace O’Malley, Ireland’s Pirate Queen (1530-1603). This talk will review the processes and methodologies associated with this kind of research, the challenges faced, and the successful outcomes that can be achieved.



Wednesday, 24 August 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
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