Nolan Y-DNA

Y-DNA, autosomal DNA, mtDNA - all Nolan descendants welcome!
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About us

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We are the Official Worldwide Nolan DNA Project for ALL Nolan including surname variations.


Our objective is to use Y chromosome test samples to construct family groups and define lineages. These will be enhanced with traditional genealogical family trees and autosomal DNA test results provided by our members. We hope to match individuals and families who share common Nolan ancestors and break through researchers’ brick walls.


We host two separate initiatives: (1) the FTDNA Nolan Surname Project, (2) a facebook group forum to discuss FTDNA results, Nolan genealogy, and general DNA questions  https://www.facebook.com/groups/NolanSurnameFTDNA/   


[1] We recommend MALE NOLANS take FTDNA's Y-DNA 37 test or greater. We can help you decide. Higher levels of testing are valuable in delineating lineages within common haplogroups and large families. If your surname isn't Nolan, but suspect you might be one, take the Y-DNA 37 test. If you have maternal Nolan ancestors, try to locate a male Nolan relative, and ask that person to do a Y-DNA test! The same recommendation holds for female Nolans.


[2] We kindly request that Nolan Project Members submit your direct line PEDIGREE to your most distant verified Nolan ancestor. Email us with your pedigree to  ftdna.nolan@gmail.com


Most Distant Nolan Ancestor b. birth-date and location, d. death-date and location

m. Spouse b. birth-date and location, d. death-date and location

- Descendant #1 b. birth-date and location, d. death-date and location

m. Spouse b. birth-date and location, d. death-date and location

- Descendant #2 b. birth-date and location, d. death-date and location

m. Spouse b. birth-date and location, d. death-date and location

- Descendant #3 b. birth-date and location, d. death-date and location

m. Spouse b. birth-date and location, d. death-date and location

As far down your family tree as you feel comfortable sharing.


[3] We wholeheartedly encourage ALL NOLAN descendants, male and female, to take autosomal DNA tests (such as FTDNA’s Family Finder). You can transfer DNA test results from other companies to FTDNA, thereby keeping all your test results in one place. In addition, everyone should consider uploading his or her autosomal test results to GEDmatch - a free service for comparing results among test takers from different companies.


[4] RECOMMENDED SETTINGS for your FTDNA Profile.

On your log in home page, left-hand side under your Profile: Click on the orange link “Manage Personal Information”


1) Fill in your PATERNAL Line Ancestry

- Step 1: Select the top tab “Genealogy”

- Step 2: Choose "Most Distant Ancestors" and enter your ancestor information.

- Step 3: Remember to click “Save”


2) Optimize your PRIVACY

- Step 1: Select the top tab “Privacy & Sharing”

- Step 2: Make sure you check the box “Consent to Participate in Matching”

- Step 3: Set your “Family Tree Sharing” to “My Matches”

- Step 4: Under “Project Sharing” make sure you check the box “Opt In To Sharing” 


3) Optimize your PROJECT settings

- Step 1: Select the tab “Project Preferences”

- Step 2: Assuming you joined the NOLAN SURNAME Project, you will see the project name and a list of our administrators. Click on the yellow button “EDIT

- Step 3: On the subsequent pop up screen, you are given a choice about administrators access to your account. We recommend the selection “Grant Limited Access” to all administrators. It is possible to select different levels of access for each of the administrators however. For complete information about the 3 possible choices see: https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/project-administration/group-administrator-access-levels-and-permissions/

- Step 4: Don’t forget to click the green “Accept” button.


4) Please name a backup BENEFICIARY of your DNA test results!!!  

- Step 1: Select the tab “Account Information”, then choose “Beneficiary”

- Step 2: Fill in the form. If you don’t have designated person, you can grant authorization to an FTDNA project administrator, provided you contact us.


OUR PROJECT IS HAPPY TO ACCEPT YOUR DONATIONS.

https://www.familytreedna.com/group-general-fund-contribution.aspx?g=Nolan


Please contact us for any further details.





IMPORTANT LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Our project, its members, and administrators have no expertise in genetic studies and have not independently verified the claims of Family Tree DNA, so do not take responsibility for any results or disclosures of private information that may arise as a result of participation in this project. Participation is welcome, but strictly voluntary and each participant should satisfy himself as to issues of reliability and confidentiality, as neither this group (Nolan Y-DNA) nor the administrators of this project are making any representations or assurances.