Irish DNA Atlas Project
IRISH DNA ATLAS PROJECT
The Irish DNA Atlas Project is an exciting and very important collaborative research project undertaken by the Genealogical Society of Ireland and Dr. Gianpiero Cavalleri of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
The Project was launched at the ‘Back To Our Past’ exhibition in the RDS, Dublin, in October 2011 and received considerable coverage in the media. The main objectives of the project are to (1) to further our knowledge of the population history of Ireland and (2) to help us understand how genes influence health in Ireland.
Participants are sought from across the island of Ireland and, indeed, from overseas who can trace each of their eight great-grandparents to the same general area of Ireland to present a Birth Brief (Pedigree Chart) and to provide a DNA sample (kit provided) for analysis.
(Pictured above: Dr. Gianpiero Cavalleri of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - RCSI)
Since the launch of the Project in October last the response from certain areas of the country was excellent, however, more participants with roots in the midlands, north Munster and mid-Ulster are particularly sought.
Therefore, the Society's Director of Archival Services, Séamus O'Reilly, FGSI, is seeking more participants for the project. Séamus will accept suitable participants with ancestry in any part of Ireland that comply with the criteria. He is particularly interested in participants with ancestry along all coastal areas and the midlands.
(Pictured above: Séamus O'Reilly, FGSI, the Society's Director of Archival Services and Dr. Gianpiero Cavalleri of the RCSI being interviewed by Ron Noble on BBC Radio Wales about the 'Irish DNA Atlas' project on St. David's Day, March 1st 2012, in a special show broadcast from the National Maritime Museum, Dún Laoghaire.)
Checkout the project newsletter here.
If you find that don't meet the genealogical or area criteria for the above academic research project and would like to have your DNA tested, please click on the image below for further information.
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