Genealogy. Irish Families DNA Project Kick off The Irish Roots Cafe
DNA testing for Irish Families. Kickoff Time.

Time To Launch
I’ve delayed long enough on my DNA test, so now
it’s on. I’ve ordered the test packet, started up
the ‘Irish Families’ DNA group, and we’re off…
we’ve 700 signed up already…

About The ‘Irish Families’ dna project

I’ll Swab My Cheek and Send It In
A simple swab of your cheek and you have captured your DNA. This is the newest development in Irish Genealogy. Get on board by swabbing your cheek and sending it in (after you place your order, they send you a Q tip type swab, then you mail it back to them). Find out who you are related to. How about those with the same name as yours.. What other nationalities may be hidden in your DNA.. Your DNA could trace you back to a townland in Ireland. Every year more people take the test that can match up with you. It’s time to join the ‘Irish Families’, genealogy DNA test group!

My ‘Irish Families’ DNA Project
Over 700 Irish Roots Cafe members and supporters have started the Irish Families DNA Project. It is operated by our friends at Use the search box below. Type in your surname to find out more, or to join, the Irish Families DNA project. They should be able to answer your DNA questions in depth as well. (note: this is a public service announcement – FamilyTreeDNA is solely responsible for any related DNA services.) Oh, and remember, DNA genealogy tests work for any nationality.

Type your name in the box above or on our dna page below to get started.
(You might have to hit your return key for it to work)

The Tests I Just Ordered
On the Family Tree DNA page they will explain the types of tests. I picked the ‘Y DNA’ test with 37 markers (only men in your family can take this test), and the family finder test, which gives more general information on your DNA makeup. Pick one that looks interesting and you can upgrade it later if you like. I swabbed my cheek in October of 2013, so soon I will have some information on my O’Laughlin, O’Loughlin line. Wonder if I’ll have any Viking or Middle Eastern dna…

All My Families From Ireland
Our group concentrates on Irish names and families, so my Donahue, Sullivan, Kelliher, Buckley, Kilmartin, Quin, and Ready genes are up for grabs too. Family Tree DNA will be sending me all the matches for my DNA, not only now, but more matches as people continue to take the test.

I’ll Keep in Touch
I’ll be posting updates on my DNA results on our blog at the Irish Roots Cafe Blog/
That might help you as we go along in the search together. Feel free to drop me a note on your results, I’ll put it in my blog, it may find more connections for you. Join the ‘Irish Families’ group at FamilyTreeDNA to stay connected. They also have social media tools that you can use if you so choose!

Mike O’Laughlin

The ‘worlds leading expert’ according to IrishCentral,
Mike O’Laughlin is the most published author in his field.
Since 1978 he has authored 60 books, 40 CDs and Videos,
300 podcasts, and over 1,000 articles.

About Mike

Mike is the worlds most published author in his field, with over 40 books, 700 articles, two newsletters, a blog, 200 podcasts and 170 videos. He also publishes rare books like "The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters" and Keatings "History of Ireland". Mike also sings in the Irish (Gaeilge) Language, with 3 albums to his credit. Mike descends from the O’Loughlins of Kilfenora, County Clare, and the O’Donahues of Glenflesk, County Kerry and also bears Sullivan, Buckley, Kilmartin, Llewellyn and Kelliher roots. He has led tours to Ireland and maintains a 3,000 volume Irish library.
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