Thursday, 16 October 2008

Ulster Heritage DNA Project Update


16 October 2008

To view the results tables go to the www.ulsterheritage.com website, look at the menu on the left, click on Ulster Heritage DNA Project, when that page comes up, click on Results, then tick view Complete Results. It will take it some time to load. We are looking into more efficient ways to display results, so please bear with us.

The Ulster Heritage online magazine is found at:

http://uhblog.ulsterheritage.com/

It contain bits of Ulster news and updates on aspects of the Ulster Heritage DNA Project. The magazine also puts a face on our project. Participants in the DNA project are invited to contribute short articles and photos relating to your Ulster ancestry and experiences.

For those participants interested in Scots-Irish research part three of Bob Forrest's work is now available as an ebook on the main website. Details below:

PART THREE - ‘THE MAIDEN CITY’

THE INHABITANTS OF THE CITY OF DERRY / LONDONDERRY BEFORE THE SIEGE (c.1600-1688).

The following seventeenth century records are included in this volume for the city of Derry/Londonderry:-
- the 1619 Inquisition,
- 1622 Muster Roll
- 1628 Rent Roll
- 1630 Muster Roll (599 names)
- 1642 Muster Rolls (9 companies)
- 1654/6 Civil Survey, 1659 Census
- 1663 Hearth Money Roll
- as well as numerous miscellaneous records including; Corporation records (Governors, Mayors, Aldermen, Sheriffs), lists of merchants and seamen linked to the port of Derry, Gravestone Inscriptions from the seventeenth century, siege records, Summonister (court) records (1611-1670), Will indexes (1600-1700), original will abstracts, and a list of Derry voters from 1697.

By Bob Forrest, B.A Hons; Economic and Social History (Queen’s University, Belfast). 112 pages, over 2000 surnames.
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And Congratulations to the Knox families in the Diaspora, mostly in the American South, that successfully located their Irish cousins recently. That level of success really highlights how effective DNA testing can be. You can view photos of two of the ten matches this family made, Dwayne Knox of Arkansas and Ivan Knox of Corcam, County Donegal, on the Ulster Heritage E-magazine, address above.

Mise le meas mór,

Barry R McCain




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