Hints & Tips for Solving Irish Cases of Unknown Parentage Using DNA

Maurice Gleeson
Feb 8, 2023
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Success Rates
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Adoptee Worksheet
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DNA in Unknown Parentage Cases
11m 42s
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Triangulate Back
12m 55s
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Overcoming Obstacles
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Building Family Trees
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Announcements / prizes
5m 26s
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Questions / answers
12m 20s

About this webinar

There are many examples of Unknown Parentage cases in Ireland – illegal adoptees, a foundling grandparent, or simply an Irish Brick Wall. This talk explores the approach to solving these cases, the challenges faced with Irish records, and some hints & tips to overcome them.

 

About the speaker

About the speaker

Maurice Gleeson is a medical doctor by first profession (psychiatry, pharmaceutical medicine) and now works as a professional genetic genealogist. He authors several blogs (e.g. DNA and Family Tree Research) and has been a regular contributor to g
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  1. ED
    Elizabeth DuBois
    2 months ago

    How do I download the syllabus?

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    • Marian Pierre-Louis
      2 months ago

      Elizabeth, first login to Legacy. Then look above on this same page. Just below the video on the left you will see the word syllabus. Click there to download it.

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    Eva Smith
    2 months ago

    Outstanding webinar and I LOVE the spreadsheet! This was so helpful!

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    K. Manning
    2 months ago

    Will the chat from this webinar be posted soon? Dr. Gleeson was going to post some links in it, and there was no way to download the chat during the webinar.

    I enjoyed this webinar, and hope to use the tips he gave to help break some Irish brick walls for me!

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    • Marian Pierre-Louis
      2 months ago

      K. I posted the link to his worksheet above in the description. And this is the link to Martin McDowell’s talk that he mentioned https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar/why-testing-at-ancestry-is-not-enough/

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    Alaine M Kier
    2 months ago

    This is a really informative webinar. A must for those with Irish ancestry but applicable for anyone looking for an unknown parent. I laughed aloud at the reference to John Kelly from Dublin, who ran away to join the circus, because yes you guessed it! My thickest brick wall is my great-great grandfather, John Kelley, that DNA says may not be a Kelley! Maurice also gave great advice for tracking those ancestors pre civil registration. I will be watching this one many times.

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    Christina Monsaas
    2 months ago

    Super informative and well delivered.

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    Donald Campton
    2 months ago

    It was applicable to all cases of finding unknown parentage. Outstanding advice! I have solved a few parental cases, the most difficult of which was where the closest DNA match was a 3rd cousin (confirmed by genealogy research and independent testing). The common ancestors – great-grandparents of an unknown biological grandfather – immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland around 1849. The Ireland website suggestions by Maurice Gleason were unknown previously to me (I’m in U.S.). Thank you!

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    Patrcia Diane Godinez
    2 months ago

    I loved it all. Maurice’s ideas are helpful, whether one is looking at the Irish or other nationalities. I also took note that when a cluster square is incomplete, it might mean your DNA cousin is not through your known CAC but perhaps further back. That might break down a wall I have now with a Scottish line. Thanks.

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    Mary Katherine Whitman
    2 months ago

    Really interesting, thank you Maurice Gleeson. I knew my father but he used 3 different names in his lifetime so still trying to figure out who he really was. My siblings and I think his father was originally from Ireland. Thank you for the hints and tips.

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