The Ulster Heritage DNA Project has entered a new year and has grown to 797 members. We are an exclusive DNA project in that we really do require a participant to have bona fide connections to the historical Irish
As I receive email from around the world concerning the Ulster Heritage DNA Project I have noticed an interesting theme developing which is many people want to find out the ‘real’ history of their family and its place in Ulster, as one email put it, ‘to separate pseudo history from real history.’ There is a wholesome embrace of facts in preference to the stylised history that one all too often finds
The stated goals of the Ulster Heritage DNA Project are:
The goal of the
This project has evolved from the very successful work of individual
The Ulster DNA Project will not only further one’s family history, but also has the goal of showing a family’s origins, clan affiliation when appropriate, and even deep ancestry dating to tribal times.
The UHDP is meeting its stated
New refinements in DNA testing give us the ability to reveal even more information about a family's ancestry. New Deepclade and SNP tests seem to come out every few months, allowing the genetic scientist to fine tune a participant's ethnic history. I started out a generic R1b and I am told now I am a R1b1b2a1b with more to follow.
As the Ulster Heritage DNA Project moves into a new year I look forward to seeing more families join and more of
Barry R McCain © 2009