County Kerry Y-DNA Project

County Kerry, Ireland, Y-DNA Project
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John Hallissey John Hallissey
August 27, 2017 @ 1:26pm
While this Activity Feed here on the Family Tree DNA website is very useful for chatting, i forget to check this place for new messages. So i recommend that people join and use the County Kerry, Ireland Dna & Genealogy Facebook group for chatting. Here is a link to the County Kerry, Ireland Dna & Genealogy Facebook group;
Frank Hodge Frank Hodge
June 24 @ 6:41pm
Frank Hodge
June 24 @ 6:41pm
Reference L21 and FGC5494 genotypes. L21 genotype “G” frequency 0.08 percent. Approximate age 2000. Ben Hodge (120 years) Poplar Bluff Missouri...father Aries Hodge..... anyone else recognize the L21 genotype “G” and FGC5494 genotype “G” from a family line....
Maurice Daly Maurice Daly
January 17 @ 5:39pm
My DNA kit numbers are A383551 and JK629973C1.
James  Sullivan James Sullivan
September 8, 2017 @ 3:04pm
My dads CTS4466 snp pack plus results just came in today on the. My Dad is confirmed as...Your Confirmed Haplogroup is R-Z16521
Mark Sullivan
July 16, 2019 @ 9:15pm
Hi Judith? I was reading your posts and I have had my brother tested, waiting for the Y-700 to come in any day! His haplogroup was CTS4466, and 23andMe is R-Z16521. Looking for any info on my 3 or 4th great grandfather Owen Sullivan, native of Kenmare, County Kerry.
James Sullivan
July 18, 2019 @ 12:30pm
The new Y 700 results will give a more accurate haplogroup. My understanding is 23 and me is slightly different when assiging haplotypes, cause the haplotype is based on autosomal dna. Example... I tested myself at 23 and me Mtdna and it shows me as J1b1a2. My full sequence with Ftdna has me as J1b1a1b. CTS4466 is the SNP that defines the Irish Type II subclade. My dad was R-Z16521, then changed to RZ16529 after the upgrade to Y 111. Then the upgrade to Y 700 failed, and haplogroup changed to RZ16518. Dad was sent a new kit and we just sent it in 2 days ago. It will be interesting to see what haplotype Dad is now. Looking at the Y colorised chart, Looks like about 16 of us are in the CTS4466 grouping with slight different mutations. I have no Owen at this time in my line that I know of yet.
Ronan O'Sullivan
July 19, 2019 @ 3:12pm
Hi Jim, I did my 23andme and I come back with the same haplogroup as your Dad R-Z16521. I have ordered the family tree dna Y also and lets see what that comes back with
Barry M Barry M
May 9, 2019 @ 11:32am
Hello. Helping my brother Barry with all this. Our father was a foster child who never knew his real parents. Long story short..He did the YDNA and the surname was overwhelmingly Buckley.I also had some Ancestry matches associated with Buckley so I figured we were on the right path. The research I have done points to Killarney with a Daniel Buckley (1800 or 1805) and a Hanora Foran or Forhane. Other names associated from the DNA family tree are Fitzgerald, Sloan, possibly Lynch. Barry matches Jack Buckley from Millstreet Cork. Jack and I have spoken.
Barry M
May 13, 2019 @ 11:29am seems I may be looking for Buckleys in Aghadoe and Kilcummin. I think those are if anyone has info. Thank you!
John Hallissey
May 13, 2019 @ 2:39pm
Barry, you are more likely to get a good quality response on the County Kerry, Ireland Dna & Genealogy Facebook group;
James  Sullivan James Sullivan
May 20, 2017 @ 12:54pm
Hello, looking forward to this project.
Kevin O'Connor
November 29, 2018 @ 8:39pm
...... cont'd Sorry Jim hit wrong key, just wondering if you have her in your tree. I've joined this project because my male O'Connor line comes from Kerry Co, specifically Castlegregory and environs. Most of the people reported as at the top of my matches, whom I have contacted, have failed to reply so far.
James Sullivan
December 5, 2018 @ 8:28pm
Hi Kevin, This is Jims daughter, I admin his dna. Since the above post Dad has upgraded his dna to Y 111. My earliest known Ancestor is James Sullivan abt 1800. There a aprox 4 Catherine Sullivan's in our tree. None at this point at the 1831 time period.
Kevin O'Connor
December 11, 2018 @ 3:28pm
Hi Jim + whanau (family), thanks for your message. I just have another question. Do you feel that you got value after doing the Y-111 dna upgrade?
James Sullivan
December 15, 2018 @ 3:57pm
Hi Kevin, Judith again. We Did Dads Y dna in steps plus a snp test. Upgrading to Y 111 Dad has no matches. At they Y 67, Dad has 93 matches. He still has the same dna match at a 0 gentic distance. This has been helpful in taking my family line back another generation.
Michael Fitzgerald Michael Fitzgerald
August 26, 2017 @ 9:43am
just joined the group. My Fitzgerald's are from Ballynavenooragh, near Dingle. We're M-222 and I have a pretty good paper list of family from Am always looking for DNA connections to explore.
James  Sullivan James Sullivan
July 26, 2017 @ 2:50pm
Hi John, I have upgraded my dna results. We (Judith) did the CTS4466 snp pack. Now waiting for the results.
July 10, 2017 @ 3:10am
New to group. Hello to one and all. My Sullivan's came fro.m Lohar (Loher) County Kerry. My paternal Grandfather migrated to New York in 1898.
James OSullivan James OSullivan
June 23, 2017 @ 4:43am
I am R-L21on my father's side. His family lived at Muingaphuca, near Curragh Lake, County Kerry. Paternal name is ORiordan. (NB: A few weeks following my birth, I was adopted by an English family. It is only in the past two years that I have made contact with my birth family and confirmed my ancestry. My Irish passport now names me as James O'Sullivan---O'Sullivan being my mother's family name. My biological parents did marry in an attempt to regain custody of me. I have 2 Irish-raised sisters.
John Hallissey
June 23, 2017 @ 4:55am
Did you order a Y-DNA kit James? They sent you out a kit on the 24th of May 2017, but they did not get the kit back? Did you take the test?
James OSullivan
July 9, 2017 @ 8:00am
I never received that kit, No.
James OSullivan
July 9, 2017 @ 8:03am
I see: "Free Autosomal DNA Transfer 5/23/2017 Kit 5/23/2017 " Perhaps we should check that it was actually sent to my address? Is there a private to do that?
John Hallissey
July 9, 2017 @ 12:15pm
James OSullivan, i replied to your email.
Vincent Courtney Vincent Courtney
June 23, 2017 @ 6:47pm
Just joined this project and want to say "Hello!" The Courtenay/Courtney surname project says I am a Courtney/O'Cournane from County Kerry (some probably from the Killarney area). All of my lines end up in Maine (U.S.A.) but go through the Atlantic Provinces of Canada on their trek from Ireland. Hope to connect with some cousins here!
John Hallissey
June 24, 2017 @ 7:40am
Hi Vincent, good to have you with us.