O'Donnell Surname Project- Background
All Variants, Ó Dómhnaill, ODonel, ODonell, O'Donell, ODonnal, ODonnell, O'Donnell
While a surname itself may give us incomplete or misleading or, at best, only general information about the origin of a family, DNA-testing can give us concrete evidence for identifying and separating family lines. Y-chromosome DNA testing is especially helpful because the male Y-chromosome is handed down, father to son, unchanged through the generations, except for rare mutations which, in themselves, can be helpful indicators of branching. The accessibility and affordability of family DNA testing is doubtless the greatest technical advance in the history of genealogical research because -- at long, long last -- we have a tool to break down those brick walls!
mtDNA testers! Women who have O'Donnell's in their genealogical family tree are welcome to add their mtDNA results to this group! You may upload your family tree mtDNA data with GEDCOM family tree genealogical data, showing all surnames including O'Donnell surnames. Your membership grants your access to those with whom you may find kinship.
An older link that is still of interest to many SNP M222 folks is found below:
Order a kit and see if your results match. If you are already an FTDNA member, compare your results to those on the link above.
International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) member http://www.isogg.org
Ellis Island: http://www.ellisislandrecords.org/
O'Donnell World: http://www.rootsweb.com/~irldon2/OD-World/index.htm
O'Donnell Coat of Arms and Family History
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|Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded
|DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups
|DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups
|DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups
|Genographic 2.0 Transfers
|Maternal Ancestor Information
|mtDNA Full Sequence
|Paternal Ancestor Information
|Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups
|Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups
|Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008)