Ely Carroll DNA Project - Goals

The goals of the Ely Carroll DNA project are to:

  • Encourage interest in the Ely Carroll sept, also known as Eile or Clan Cian

  • Use ancient Ely Carroll pedigrees to define Ely Carroll Y-chromosome DNA

  • Use DNA to assess the historical relationship between Ely Carroll, Dalcassians (Brian Boru), Eognachta, and Clan Colla

  • Help Carrolls to find out whether they are descended from Ely Carroll rather than Clan Colla, Northwest Irish (Niall), etc.

  • Bring Ely Carroll descendants with varying surnames - historic and non-historic - together in one place

  • Encourage participants to upgrade to 67 or 111 markers and test for new SNPs