Ulster Heritage DNA Project- Background

Administrators

Surnames

, Acheson, Adair, Adams, Agnew, Aiken, Aitken, Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Andrews, Armour, Armstrong, Atkinson, Bailey, Bailie, Baird, Barr, Barron, Baxtor, Beattie, Beatty, Beggs, Bell, Bennet, Bingham, Bishop, Black, Blair, Boal, Bogue, Bonar, Bonner, Boyce, Boyd, Boylan, Boyle, Bradley, Brady, Brannigan, Breen, Brennan, Breslin, Brown, Browne, Buchanan, Burns, Byrne, Cairns, Caldwell, Callaghan, Cameron, Campbell, Canning, Cannon, Carleton, Carlin, Carlisle, Carolan, Carr, Carroll, Carson, Cassidy, Caufield, Caughey, Chambers, Christie, Christy, Clarke, Cleary, Clements, Cochrane, Colhoun, Coll, Collins, Conlan, Conlon, Connell, Connolly, Connor, Conway, Cooke, Corr, Corrigan, Corry, Cosgrave, Cosgrove, Coulter, Cowan, Coyle, Craig, Crampsey, Crawford, Crockett, Cromie, Crozier, Cullen, Cully, Cunningham, Curran, Currie, Curry, Daly, Davidson, Davis, Davison, Dawson, Dempsey, Dempster, Devine, Devlin, Dickson, Dinsmore, Diver, Dixon, Dobbin, Doherty, Dolan, Donaghy, Donaldson, Donnelly, Donoghue, Donohoe, Doogan, Doran, Dougan, Dougherty, Douglas, Downey, Doyle, Dudgeon, Duff, Duffy, Dugan, Duncan, Dunleavy, Dunlop, Dunn, Dunne, Eakin, Eakins, Edgar, Elliot, Ellis, Ennis, Ervine, Erwin, Ewing, Farrell, Farrelly, Faulkner, Fee, Ferguson, Ferris, Ferry, Finlay, Finnegan, Fitzpatrick, Fitzsimons, Flanagan, Fleming, Flynn, Fogers, Ford, Forde, Forsythe, Foster, Fox, Foy, Fraser, Frazer, Friel, Frizell, Fullerton, Fulton, Galbraith, Gallagher, Galligan, Gamble, Gibb, Gibson, Gillan, Gillen, Gillespie, Gilligan, Gilmore, Glasgow, Gordon, Gorman, Gormley, Gourley, Graham, Grant, Gray, Green, Greene, Greer, Gregg, Grey, Gribben, Hackett, Hagan, Hall, Hamill, Hamilton, Hanlon, Hanna, Hare, Harkin, Harper, Harpur, Harris, Harrison, Hart, Harte, Harvey, Haughey, Hawthore, Hayes, Heaney, Heeney, Hegarty, Henderson, Hendrie, Hendron, Henry, Heron, Herron, Hewitt, Higgins, Hill, Hoey, Holmes, Houston, Hoy, Hughes, Hunter, Huston, Hutcheson, Hutchinson, Irvine, Irwin, Jackson, Jameson, Jamieson, Jamison, Jenkins, Johnson, Johnston, Jones, Jordan, Kane, Kavanagh, Keane, Kearney, Keen, Keenan, Kelly, Kennedy, Kenny, Keon, Keown, Kernaghan, Kernohan, Kerr, Keys, Kidd, Killen, Kilpatrick, King, Kirk, Kirkpatrick, Know, Kyle, Lafferty, Lamont, Lappin, Larkin, Larmour, Laughlin, Laverty, Lavery, Lea, Lee, Lennon, Leonard, Levingston, Lindsay, Little, Livingston, Logan, Logue, Long, Loughlin, Loughran, Love, Lowry, Lunney, Lunny, Lynas, Lynch, Lyness, Lynn, Lyons, Lyttle, MaAmis, MacAdam, MacAleavey, MacAlinden, MacAllen, MacAllister, MacAmis, MacAmmish, MacAnally, MacAneny, MacAree, MacAteer, MacAuley, MacBratney, MacBrearty, MacBride, MacBrien, MacBurney, MacCabe, MacCafferty, MacCaffrey, MacCaig, MacCain, MacCall, MacCallen, MacCallion, MacCammis, MacCane, MacCann, MacCardle, MacCarroll, MacCarron, MacCarry, MacCartan, MacCartney, MacCaughan, MacCaughey, MacCaul, MacCauley, MacCausland, MacCawell, MacClaughlin, MacClean, MacCleary, MacClelland, MacClenaghan, MacClerry, MacClintock, MacCloskey, MacCloy, MacClure, MacCluskey, MacComb, MacConaghy, MacConkey, MacConnell, MacConville, MacCool, MacCormack, MacCormick, MacCorry, MacCourt, MacCoy, MacCracken, MacCrea, MacCready, MacCreesh, MacCrory, MacCullagh, MacCullough, MacCully, MacCurdy, MacCuskey, MacCutcheon, MacDaid, MacDermott, MacDevitt, MacDonagh, MacDonald, MacDonnell, MacDowell, MacEldowney, MacElhinney, MacElroy, MacElwain, MacElwee, MacEneany, MacErlain, MacErlean, MacEvoy, MacFadden, MacFall, MacFarland, MacFarlane, MacGahey, MacGarry, MacGarvey, MacGaughey, MacGeary, MacGee, MacGeown, MacGibbon, MacGill, MacGinley, MacGinn, MacGoldrick, MacGonigle, MacGovern, MacGowan, MacGrath, MacGuigan, MacGuinness, Macguire, MacGurk, MacHenry, MacHugh, MacIlroy, MacIlveen, MacIlwaine, MacIntyre, MacIvor, MacKane, MacKay, MacKeag, MacKeague, MacKee, MacKeen, MacKeever, MacKelvey, MacKendry, MacKenna, MacKeown, MacKernan, MacKevitt, MacKibbon, MacKillen, MacKinley, MacKinney, MacKnight, MacLean, MacLeanaghan, MaClintock, MacLoughlin, MaClure, MacMahon, MacManus, MacMaster, MacMenamin, MacMillan, MacMillen, MacMullan, MacMullen, MacMurray, MacMurtry, MacNally, MacNamee, MacNeice, MacNeill, MacNeilly, MacNickle, MacNulty, MacParlan, MacParland, MacPartlan, MacQuade, MacQuaid, MacQuillan, MacQuiston, MacRea, MacShane, MacSorley, MacSweeney, MacVeagh, MacVeigh, MacWilliams, Magauran, Magee, Magennis, Magill, Maginn, MaGonigle, Magowan, Magrath, Maguire, Mallon, Mann, Marron, Marshall, Martin, Masterson, Mateer, Mathews, Matthews, Mawhinney, Maxwell, McAdam, McAleavey, McAlinden, McAllen, McAllister, McAmmish, McAnally, McAneny, McAree, McAteer, McAuley, McBratney, McBrearty, McBride, McBrien, McBurney, McCabe, McCafferty, McCaffrey, McCaig, McCain, McCall, McCallen, McCallion, McCammis, McCane, McCann, McCardle, McCarroll, McCarron, McCarry, McCartan, McCartney, McCaughan, McCaughey, McCaul, McCauley, McCausland, McCawell, McClaughlin, McClean, McCleary, McClelland, McClenaghan, McClerry, McCloskey, McCloy, McCluskey, McComb, McConaghy, McConkey, McConnell, McConville, McCool, McCord, McCormack, McCormick, McCorry, McCort, McCourt, McCoy, McCracken, McCrea, McCready, McCreesh, McCrory, McCullagh, McCullough, McCully, McCurdy, McCuskey, McCutcheon, McDaid, McDermott, McDevitt, McDonagh, McDonald, McDonnell, McDowell, McEldowney, McElhinney, McElroy, McElwain, McElwee, McEneany, McErlain, McErlean, McEvoy, McFadden, McFall, McFarland, McFarlane, McGahey, McGarry, McGarvey, McGaughey, McGeary, McGee, McGeown, McGibbon, McGill, McGinley, McGinn, McGoldrick, McGovern, McGowan, McGrath, McGuigan, McGuinness, Mcguire, McGurk, McHarg, McHargue, McHenry, McHugh, McIlroy, McIlveen, McIlwaine, McIntyre, McIvor, McKane, McKay, McKeag, McKeague, McKee, McKeen, McKeever, McKelvey, McKendry, McKenna, McKeown, McKernan, McKevitt, McKibbon, McKillen, McKinley, McKinney, McKnight, McLean, McLeanaghan, McLoughlin, McMahon, McManus, McMaster, McMenamin, McMillan, McMillen, McMullan, McMullen, McMurray, McMurtry, McNally, McNamee, McNeice, McNeill, McNeilly, McNickle, McNulty, McParlan, McParland, McPartlan, McQuade, McQuaid, McQuillan, McQuiston, McRea, McShane, McSorley, McSweeney, McVeagh, McVeigh, McWilliams, Meegan, Meehan, Mercer, Millar, Miller, Milligan, Milliken, Mills, Minnis, Mitchell, Moan, Moffatt, Mohan, Molloy, Monaghan, Monahan, Montague, Montgomery, Mooney, Moore, Morgan, Morris, Morrison, Morrow, Morton, Mulholland, Mullan, Mullen, Mulligan, Mullin, Murdoch, Murdock, Murphy, Murray, Murtagh, Neill, Nelson, Nesbitt, Newell, Nicholl, Nicholson, Nixon, Noble, Nugent, O’Brien, O’Conner, O’Connor, O’Doherty, O’Donnell, O’Hagan, O’Hanlon, O’Hara, O’Hare, O’Kane, O’Neill, O’Rourke, Orr, Owens, Park, Parker, Parks, Patterson, Patton, Phillips, Pollock, Quigg, Quigley, Quin, Quinn, Rafferty, Ramsay, Ramsey, Rankin, Rea, Reid, Reilly, Reynolds, Rice, Richardson, Ritchie, Robb, Roberts, Robertson, Robinson, Rodgers, Rolston, Ronney, Ross, Roulston, Rourke, Russell, Rutherford, Rutledge, Sands, Saunders, Savage, Scott, Shanks, Shannon, Sharkey, Shaw, Sheilds, Sheils, Sheridan, Shields, Shiels, Simms, Simpson, Sinclair, Sloane, Small, Smith, Smyth, Somerville, Speers, Speirs, Spence, Spiers, Steel, Steele, Steen, Steenson, Stephenson, Stevenson, Stewart, Stinson, Stuart, Sweeney, Taggart, Tait, Tate, Taylor, Teague, Thompson, Thomson, Todd, Toner, Trainor, Traynor, Treanor, Turner, Tweedie, Tweedy, Wade, Walker, Wallace, Walsh, Ward, Waters, Waterson, Watson, Watt, Watters, Weir, Welsh, White, Wiley, Wilkinson, Williams, Williamson, Wilson, Wood, Woods, Wray, Wright, Wylie, Young

Background

Membership in the project is free and open to all of Ulster ancestry. 

When requesting to join, please put a note about your Ulster connections or matches to known Ulster families. This is a Y chromosome Project and only follows a direct paternal line.  The Y chromosome is only passed from father to son, so only men may participate.   Women that wish to participate are encouraged to have a male in the line they are researching test for them.

The goal of the Ulster DNA Project is to study the surnames, families, clans, of the people of Ulster and their descendants throughout the Diaspora. Another goal is to allow Ulster descendants in the Diaspora to locate their kin still in Ulster and to communicate with them. The Ulster DNA Project will use Y chromosome test to accomplish these goals.
 
Ulster has several factors that have made family research and surname study there problematic, however DNA testing has given researchers a very powerful and effective tool to bring clarity and uncover obscured Ulster family histories.

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 can also confirm a family’s geographic origins, show a clan affiliation when appropriate, and even show deep ancestry dating to medieval times and before. Ulster has a very rich history that includes Native Irish clans, Gallóglaigh clans, Vikings, Ulster Scot families with more recent links to Scotland, etc., all these will be effective researched via this DNA Project.

General Fund

Current balance: $50.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Credit $50.00 5/4/2013 Lincoln Lowery     Unknown
Debit $93.00 7/27/2011     12704 Unknown
Debit $129.00 7/26/2011     14470 Unknown
Credit $180.00 7/24/2011 Anonymous by bcg   Anonymous
Debit $128.00 1/20/2009   Kit 12704 12704 Unknown
Credit $60.00 12/31/2008 bcg     Unknown
Credit $110.00 4/21/2008 bcg     Unknown

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 85
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 441
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 335
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 71
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 22
Family Finder 751
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 131
Maternal Ancestor Information 1690
mtDNA 902
mtDNA Full Sequence 388
mtDNA Plus 674
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 2493
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 1006
Total Members 2892
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 6
Unreturned Kits 34
WTY 19
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 561
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 286
Y-DNA Subgroups 223
Y-DNA111 593
Y-DNA12 2690
Y-DNA25 2512
Y-DNA37 2430
Y-DNA67 1752