Ballycarry DNA Project

Historic North of Ireland Village
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About us

The aim of the project is to explore the connections between people who are the descendants of those who lived in the historic North of Ireland village of Ballycarry, which has strong Scottish 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 association and have gathered together a team with a lot of experience in carrying out family history research and interpreting DNA test results which will analyse the results and handle queries from matches. The project will allow individuals around the world to identify that they have ancestors from Ballycarry with benefits for tourism, increasing community cohesiveness and benefiting generations to come as information is identified and made available for further research.