PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS PLEASE READ this page closely to be sure you are eligible. We're always interested in new, eligible members who are willing to participate ANONYMOUSLY in published research in venues EXTERNAL TO FTDNA as well as here in FTDNA. ** JOIN REQUESTS WITHOUT THE REQUIRED PERMISSION TEXT FOR PARTICIPATION WILL BE DENIED. ** Our project surveys the Y chromosome DNA of men bearing surnames associated with the Corca Laidhe, an ancient people who lived and ruled in Munster, Ireland. Their pedigree allegedly begins with Lughaidh Maccon who died in 225 AD. Their genealogy was recorded in the 1400s, translated from Irish to English in the 1800s, and is now online in both scanned and digital format (see Links). See the Background page for more detailed information. Over time some members may be determined to have 'Corca Laidhe DNA' (mutation patterns on the Y chromosome believed to have been present among the Corca Laidhe when they ruled Munster) and some not. We are interested in ALL these results, so please stay in the project if you've been accepted, even if you aren't determined to have a Corca Laidhe haplotype. Conclusively tracing your ancestry back to a specific location in Ireland or the British Isles is NOT REQUIRED. ----------------------------------- BEFORE SUBMITTING A JOIN REQUEST This is an ADVANCED Y DNA project. It is a study out of which might come talks, presentations, and published research in venues not affiliated with FTDNA. Members should be EXPERIENCED with Y DNA testing and they should understand our PROJECT GOALS. They must be EXPERIENCED with paternal line genealogy research - even if only two or three generations are researched. Members MUST FULFILL the prerequisites listed below BEFORE JOINING. They must give their permission to participate in this study with their ANONYMIZED results ** WHEN THEY JOIN. ** There are SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS to follow when granting us permission when submitting your JOIN request. If those instructions are not followed, you will not be admitted. If you are admitted, but in the opinion of the project administrator, your FTDNA account and data are not adequately prepared, then your account may be removed from the project. If you are UNSURE after reviewing our materials, please DO feel free to email Susan a BRIEF email at firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE clicking JOIN. We know this is a lot to consider. If you DO match the criteria, we look forward to your participation in our project. If you DO NOT match the criteria you may not get a reply to your Join Request. Thank you for giving this some thought before submitting a join request. We are volunteers and our time is valuable. ----------------------------------- ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS SEE THE FAQ PAGE FOR DETAILS ON ALL OF THESE REQUIREMENTS. * A Corca Laidhe surname See our Surnames list and also the Background page for notes on some surnames. Most of the project names are polygenetic (having more than one origin). If your paternal lineage bears a Corca Laidhe surname but has origins elsewhere, your data may nevertheless be valuable in the analysis for comparison. * Familiarity with your FTDNA account and ability to navigate your account settings and edit your family tree and paternal origins. * Interest Project members should have an inherent CONTINUING interest in the history of the region and in the project. * Genealogy research experience You are expected to have experience researching your paternal line, using genealogy source information, and organizing your data in a family tree. * Y DNA test A minimum of 37 markers is required. In addition to the FAQ, see also the section 'Advanced SNP Testing' on the Goals page. * Account Contact Information Tester name, monitor name (if you are monitoring someone else's test), and primary emails need to be set up correctly. * Paternal Ancestral Origins Your earliest known paternal ancestor must be filled in with a name and approximate year of birth. Country of Origin and map coordinates must be set. * Family Tree Your family tree must be in your account. It must MINIMALLY show your paternal line with NAMES, DATES, and PLACEs - down to the village, town, or civil parish if you know that information. In the interests of your willingness to share data, your family tree must be SHARED WITH MATCHES. * Family history documentation in your account Your family tree in your account should be thoroughly filled out with what you DO know, even if you have not necessarily traced your paternal line origins back to Ireland or elsewhere in the British Isles, or have only researched back two generations. Use of the NOTE fields in the records in your family tree is strongly encouraged. * Grant Limited Permission for Administrators Upon joining, you will be asked to grant LIMITED or better permission to the project administrators so they can access and manipulate your data. If you are admitted to the project and this is not set, we will not be able to use your data. * Publicly Share Your Anonymized Data You must be willing to allow your ANONYMIZED results and paternal origin data to be viewed publicly by opting in to share results. * Written Permission When you click JOIN, you must give written permission IN THE JOIN WINDOW for your ANONYMIZED results to be presented in external venues ** not affiliated with FTDNA. ** The FAQ page has SPECIFIC LANGUAGE that MUST BE PROVIDED IN THE JOIN WINDOW when you click JOIN. SEE THE FAQ PAGE FOR DETAILS ON ALL OF THESE REQUIREMENTS. ----------------------------------- WE DO NOT: Accept autosomal DNA or mtDNA results, or Accept transferred Y STR data not UPGRADED AND INTEGRATED into FTDNA, Accept Y SNP only transfers, Accept Y DNA for non-Corcu Laidhe surnames just because it matches men with Corcu Laidhe surnames, Provide support for more recent genealogical research. THE ADMINISTRATORS HAVE MANY COMMITMENTS AND OBLIGATIONS ELSEWHERE. YOUR COOPERATION IS VITAL AND APPRECIATED.