Sons of Aodh- Background



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February 11 2014:     New book link added to the news section by Craig McKie.......some hard to find books given here on the NEWS Tab;

Added to SOA news component today:

I today put up a copy of  The Killing Fields of Scotland AD 73 to 1746
by R.J.M. Pugh. This is a clear, concise and easy to understand
account of armed combat in Scotland from Roman times until the debacle
at Culloden. It is in epub format.

"There are many ways to view EPUB files.  Some popular readers are:

EPUBReader Firefox Extension (Windows/Linux/Mac)
Adobe Digital Editions (Windows/Mac)
Calibre (Windows/Mac/Linux)"

I myself favour the Calibre presentation if for no other reason than
it builds and maintains a library, will read other formats such as
.mobi and remembers where you have got to in a book.

Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2014.........

2014 offers several opportunities to advance your knowledge of your most recent common ancestors.

Today, 1-19-2014,   we have further testing available with the FTDNA BIG Y.........

..............National Geographic GENO2    Testing..........

..............and, in addition, several 3rd party advanced yDNA test results are being seen.

The folks finding themselves in the Sons of Aodh are the very members who are most likely to benefit from this advanced testing.  

Members of the SOA are best served when having tested to the max with their surname group before joining the SOA.    

Analysis on 12-25-37 yDNA test results  and,  in many cases,     67 marker test results yield no better or different results than you will receive in your surname group.

Once having joined the SOA you must consider advanced testing to improve your haplogroup assignment.

PLEASE USE TAB ON TOP BAR:  ********** JOIN REQUEST*********** to join this group.

...............Background for this project is to be found written by many family history researchers and our own FTDNA  pioneers in the new and ever changing Genetic Genealogy arena. 

...............Background comes from all those who have volunteered their time and spent a good bit of their hard earned funds in an ongoing effort to discover who they are and from whence came their ancestors and the modern day researchers who have given us the path to the future and the possibility to venture further back to ancient times because we now have yDNA to work with.

The Sons of Aodh are from ancient lands over many centuries.......

..........much, perhaps most,  of their past is a mystery yet to be proven.

..........The evolution of surnames is such that any Irish or Scot may claim to be a Son of Aodh.  Your surname can say one thing and your bloodline something else entirely.

..........Background will lead us to many very different surnames in use today and from all known and yet to be discovered SNPs.

.........The background has laid the foundation and we will build on that. 

PLEASE USE TAB ON TOP BAR:  ********** JOIN REQUEST*********** to join this group.

The M222+ signature in general:

In the 1 to 67 range:

In the 68 to 111 range:

There exist many variations on this general pattern, especially with the faster moving markers such as 464 and 481.

About 70% of M222+ men also have 533=13 (instead of the L21 modal of 533=12).

On the Y-DNA Results Classic tab, CoSP stands for "Confirmed or strongly predicted".  This keeps more closely related people together.
For example:  Two men have nearly identical STR patterns.  One has tested M222+, and the other has not done any SNP testing.
To keep them clustered together, they are grouped as CoSP M222+.

With a project as diverse as this one, with so many members in vastly different haplogroups, sometimes it is difficult to keep up with members' progress.  If you have tested positive for an SNP and you remain for a long time in a grouping that doesn't reflect your new SNP result, just send us an email to let us know of your recent discovery.  Thanks!

General Fund

Current balance: $200.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Credit $50.00 1/12/2014 Michael D Bizzell Memory of Leon Douglas McKee 1943-2013   Memory Of
Credit $50.00 4/30/2012 Tim McGhee     Individual
Credit $100.00 4/28/2012 W. Peyton George     Individual

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 17
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 123
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 104
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 25
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 7
Family Finder 162
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 36
Maternal Ancestor Information 287
mtDNA 163
mtDNA Full Sequence 88
mtDNA Plus 148
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 373
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 184
Total Members 405
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 7
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 95
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 43
Y-DNA Subgroups 179
Y-DNA111 128
Y-DNA12 377
Y-DNA25 366
Y-DNA37 360
Y-DNA67 282