I had my Y DNA done by FTDNA a few years ago in the hope that I could find
people with more info on my gr.gr.grandparents Hugh McGUNIGAL sic, and Sarah
COYLE,who said they were from Derry..they were born abt 1812-1814...I got
this info from the 1841 census in Glasgow Scotland and other records.
This hasn't happened yet,but I have been able to contact quite a few people
with close and very close Y DNA matches,including one at the FHC here in
Brampton Ont.One match in Mississippi even calls me cousin,and another in
California is an expert on this subject and keeps us up to date.
I also match the Niall of the Nine Hostages Y DNA.
My McGonigal Haplo group has been narrowed down to R1b1b2A1b5 and M222+...I
still don't understand it completely.
We have started a DNA group at our Brampton FHC to pool our knowledge and
help each other, and plan to have a meeting every month,we've only had one
so far but 12 people turned up with more inquiring abt.it.
I'm very happy with the "Big Picture" that comes out of this research,and I
think it will get better in the future.
I would suggest that you should have the DNA tests done by FTDNA,they seem
to be the best and most supported.
My wife Frances (nee McGarvey) and I , also our son and his wife will be in
Ramelton Donegal from July 9th to July 13th. to take in the Lennon Festival
My wife was born there in 1934,we'll be staying with her sister who retired
Frank McGonigal Ont. Canada.
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Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 9:56 AM
Subject: [IRL-CO-DONEGAL] DNA Testing
Has anyone had any luck with finding their Irish ancestors through DNA
testing? If so, who did they use?
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