Using Y DNA testing to investigate Ulster and Scottish surnames

John Cleary
Feb 16, 2019
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This talk presents an overview of the best ways to use Y-DNA testing to research the origins of surnames in Ulster, and the best strategies for applying DNA evidence. DNA is just one form of evidence that needs to be used in tandem with other types of genealogical evidence for best results.  This will be explored with examples of projects for surnames with possible Scottish origins such as Orr, Cochrane, Cummings and Kemp.

About the speaker

About the speaker

John teaches in a languages department at a university in Scotland, and has previously taught in colleges and universities in Germany, Japan, Malaysia and the UK. He has been involved in educational development projects on teaching modern European
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