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About us

This DNA project is open to anyone with the surname Ryan or any of its possible variants, including Mulryan, Ruane, Rian, etc.

The primary goal of this project is to help members identify to which genetic family they belong in order to facilitate and encourage collaboration between members in their genealogical research. Such research will help benefit the entire group by shedding light on the origins, distribution, and history of the Ryan surname throughout the world.

The results so far and the various genetic groups identified can be seen on our Results Page here.

This project is complemented by a dedicated Ryan DNA Project blog/website and a very active Ryan Genealogy Forum group on Facebook. There is also an Activity feed where project members can chat and share information.

People wishing to join should check out the following blog posts which will help you get started and maximise the benefit you will get from your DNA results:

You should also check out the other posts on our Ryan DNA Project blog - there is a lot of useful information there that will help you get up to speed with the current status of the project as well as a lot of useful background information about the origins of the Ryan surname.

Wishing you all the best with your genealogical endeavours.

Maurice Gleeson
Project Administrator