The aim of the Islandmagee DNA Project is to explore the connections between people who are the descendants of those who lived in the historic North of Ireland parish of Islandmagee in County Antrim, which has strong Scottish and some English connections and a number of families that have lived in the district for generations. By testing people with known connections to the original families we will be able to confirm connections going back many generations, in many instances going beyond paper records.
We are working with the local community and have gathered together a team with a lot of experience in carrying out family history research and interpreting DNA test results which will analyze the results and handle queries from matches. The project will allow individuals around the world to identify that they have ancestors from Islandmagee with benefits for tourism, increasing community cohesiveness, and benefiting generations to come as information is identified and made available for further research.
View the Islandmagee DNA Group Project on WikiTree.
View the Islandmagee DNA Project on FamilyTree DNA..
You can contact us at IslandmageeDNA@nifhs.org
Support the Islandmagee DNA Project
Go to the General Fund Group Contribution page on the FamilyTreeDNA website for details. Select the project: