Ulster Heritage DNA

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About us

The Ulster DNA Project Membership is free and open to all of Ulster ancestry. The goal of the Ulster DNA Project is to further the study of Ulster surnames, families, clans, and tribal affiliations of the people of Ulster and their descendants throughout the Diaspora. The Ulster DNA Project is a Y chromosome paternal ancestry project. The Y chromosome is only passed from father to son, so only men may participate. Women researching their father's paternal line will need to have a male of that line participate. Ulster has several factors that have made family research and surname study there very problematic, however DNA testing has given researchers a very powerful and effective tool to bring clarity and uncover obscured Ulster history. This project has evolved from the very successful work of individual Ulster family DNA projects. These projects very dramatically demonstrated the need to separate history from pseudo history and to correct many mistaken ideas that originate in generic surname books. The Ulster DNA Project will not only further one’s family history, but also has the goal of showing a family’s origins, clan affiliation when appropriate, and even deep ancestry dating to tribal times. PLEASE keep your Email address current on your Family Tree page, it is the only way we have to contact you. Please visit our website at www.ulsterheritage.com