Whalen-O'Faolain Surname yDNA Project- Background



Fallin, Felan, Hyland, O'Faoláin, O'Phelan, Phalen, Phalon, Phelan, Whalen, Whalin, Whallen, Whalon, Whealan, Whealen, Whealin, Whealing, Wheallen, Wheelahan, Wheelan(d), Wheelon, Whelan(d), Whelehan, Whellan


Please use the Tabs along the top of the page to navigate this website.   
Submitted Lineages are on the "Results" page,  in the "About This Group" section.

This website has y-DNA results for men tested at FTDNA only, and is updated automatically.

(If you would like to see the results for men tested at
Ancestry, SMGF, and FTDNA, please visit our world- families website, which is updated manually)

The Whalen, Whelan, Phelan (O'Faolain) Surname yDNA Project is open worldwide to men who are interested in working together to find their common heritage through sharing of family history information and Y-DNA testing. All variant spellings are welcome.
If your Surname is missing and should be included, we'll be glad to add it.

Donations for specific research areas;
If any member wants to encourage people with known roots in their ancestors region to order a kit please make a donation to our General Fund.

Demolishing those Brickwalls;
All family genealogists will hit the proverbial 'brickwall' sooner or later. Many researchers suspect other lines, with the same or similar surnames, could be connected to their tree. Unfortunately there is often no documentary evidence available to prove it. This project will hopefully provide an opportunity to remove some of these 'brickwalls'.

Joining of existing family trees;
If you suspect you are related to another family group then why not use Y-DNA testing to prove it. All it takes is 2 tests, one Whalen male from each line, to find out if you have a Y-DNA match. You may prove connections not only to the obvious groups but to others from around the world.

Spreading the cost;
If you are concerned about the cost then please bear in mind that you can spread it between your family group. For example, if you have a proven family tree then only one direct descendant male needs to submit a sample. So every member within a group could share the costs. Talk to us nicely and we may make a small donation to your test.

The Ladies;
Please don't forget how important the ladies are when it comes to organising things. So whilst it's the Whalen males that supply the Y-DNA it could very well be the ladies that provide the organisational skills necessary to get those men to do the test.

This project is administered by Frances James and Michael Whalen as volunteers.
We receive no payment, we do not work for, nor are we associated with Family Tree DNA in anyway, apart from being paying customers, like any other participant of a project.

General Fund

Current balance: $90.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Debit $39.00 6/10/2013     N54562 Unknown
Debit $75.00 6/18/2011 RIVERGIRL Multi Kit Order 209010 Unknown
Debit $29.00 1/4/2011     N2326 Unknown
Credit $60.00 11/30/2010   removed from kit 128794 which was not returned 128794 Unknown
Debit $79.00 11/30/2010     132634 Unknown
Credit $150.00 9/22/2008 Michael Phelan     Unknown
Debit $50.00 9/8/2008   Kit 132634 132634 Unknown
Debit $60.00 8/18/2008   Kit 128794 128794 Unknown
Debit $69.00 6/25/2008   Kit N25286 N25286 Unknown
Debit $69.00 6/25/2008   Kit 76690 76690 Unknown
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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 7
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 11
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 5
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 5
Family Finder 10
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 3
Maternal Ancestor Information 41
mtDNA 16
mtDNA Full Sequence 5
mtDNA Plus 9
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 80
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 15
Total Members 83
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 0
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 5
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 8
Y-DNA Subgroups 22
Y-DNA111 7
Y-DNA12 81
Y-DNA25 74
Y-DNA37 70
Y-DNA67 42