‘DNA – Brick Wall Buster?’ A lecture by Dr Maurice Gleeson

Irish Genealogical Research Society – Ireland Branch Spring Lecture

Wednesday 20 March 2013, 7pm

Many people researching their Irish family trees will hit a Brick Wall around 1800. The paucity of records beyond this point make it difficult to know where to turn to next. However, the advent of DNA testing has created the possibility of allowing us to connect with our genetic cousins and work together to break through those Brick Walls. Dr Maurice Gleeson describes the different types of DNA tests (Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA, and autosomal DNA) and gives practical examples of how each can be applied to help us in our own family tree research. The particular challenges and opportunities in relation to Irish genealogy will be highlighted, including an exciting new project which aims to reconnect the descendants of Irish slaves sent to the Caribbean in the 1600's with their distant relatives living in Ireland today.

Free – all are very welcome to attend

For more information please contact
Linda Clayton, Hon Sec. IGRS Ireland Branch
Tel: 01 2856360
Email: Lindaclayton@iol.ie

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