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Irish Eyes - Vol 17

Welcome to this addition of Irish Eyes, 29 July 2012, I hope you enjoy reading it.

This email Irish Eyes has been sent to you as you are a member of the R1b DNA cluster called "Irish Type III".
If you do not wish to receive any further bulletins, please and I will remove you from the distribution list.
Firstly I must apologise for not publishing Irish Eyes for quite some time ... plenty of excuses but no real reasons!
Our website at www.irishtype3dna.org/ continues to attract visitors, have another look if you haven't visited for a while as I am sure you will find something more of interest to you.

800 Members

We have now identified the milestone of 800 members in the cluster, and still getting larger. DNA testing continues to attract more people interested in their Genealogy research.
Welcome to the new members, many of whom tested at Ancestry.com, that are receiving this flyer for the first time. (As I have warned before it may not be too regular!)

Recent sale at FTDNA

I do hope that those that had been considering upgrading from 37 to 67 markers or 67 to 111 markers did order their upgrade before July 15th and are now waiting for their new results to come in. Please let me know when they do, as while I am informed of results for members of the the R-L226 project, I am not made aware of those outside that project.

Testing SNP L226 and joining the R-L226 Project

The definitive test for our cluster is the SNP L226 which can be ordered from your FTDNA home page for only $29. If you do, you can then join the R-L226 project
As this project is ONLY for those that have tested or at least ordered the SNP L226, please do not request to join until you have at least Ordered this SNP test.

Ordering is easy:-

Go to your Home Page / yDNA / Haplotree / and under 'Choose your own SNPs', click on 'Order SNPs Now'
Now scroll down the chart to [L226!] in Orange near the bottom.
Click on this and it will appear in the list above the chart. Now click on the 'Continue Order' button to process your order.
After you order this marker, please request to join the R-L226 project and I will place you in the 'Pending' group until your results come in.

Making your STR results visible to others - Set up a Ysearch ID

We display the STR results of members of our cluster at Irish Type III Markers but only for those that have a Ysearch ID. If you haven't already done so, please set up a Ysearch ID at www.ysearch.org.

Setting up a Ysearch ID allows others to quickly check for matches in the largest database available to everyone. As you have then published your results publicly, I am able to include them in the results page of the 'Irish Type III' website. I will not post them on the website unless you have a Ysearch record as I will always respect your right to privacy.

We all will, however, get the greatest gains by being prepared to share our information and hence get more and better matches to one another. Those with 67 markers have the added benefit of being included in the phylogram for our cluster which allows those members to see their nearest genetic relations.

If you do elect to set up a Ysearch ID, be aware that some markers, depending on where you have tested, need conversion as Ysearch reports them differently. Check on our Conversion Page,

For FTDNA testees, you can transfer your results automatically and the conversions are done for you. Here is FTDNA FAQ on transfer:-

Then let me know your Ysearch ID info (at) irishtype3dna (dot) org and I will include your results on the Results page.

Breaking News - National Geographic and Family Tree DNA Announce Geno 2.0

Above is a link to "The Genetic Genealogist" Blog describing a brand new test the FTDNA will run for National Geographic. This test looks at over 220,000 SNPs spread right across the whole genome. It is designed to look at ancestral origins and will NOT be looking at health SNPs. It will far surpass the present Deep Clade SNP test and will cost only $199.

It will test 6,133 SNPs on the Y-Chr, 3,200 SNPs on the mtDNA, and 130,000 of autosomal DNA.
Many new SNPs have been found in WTY and 1,000 genomes project and in the the case of the M222 SNP, the O'Neill SNP, three new SNPs are tested for that have been found to split this haplogroup. I wonder if any SNPs will split our L226 Irish Type III cluster?

I urge you to read the Blog and familiarise yourself with this exciting new test. The test will not be available to order until October 2012 and for the moment it will only be available to order from National Geographic. Your results, however will be able to be transferred to your FTDNA home page.

For More Information:

Several bloggers are writing about this launch, and here are links to those reviews.

National Geographic and Family Tree DNA Announce Geno 2.0 – at Your Genetic Genealogist (CeCe Moore)
Geno 2.0 launches! – at The Legal Genealogist (Judy G. Russell)
The Genographic Project: onto the autosome! - at Gene Expression (Razib Khan)
National Geographic – Geno 2.0 Announcement – The Human Story – at DNAeXplained (Roberta Estes)
National Geographic Announces New DNA Test - DNA – Genealem’s Genetic Genealogy (Emily Aulicino)


ISOGG has set up a Wiki directed to Genetic Genealogy. Welcome Page
This is a great resource to learn about all facets of genetics. A simple wiki page has been written describing our Irish Type III cluster but more detailed information is to be found on our webpages.

1,000 Year Anniversary of Battle of Clontarf

April 2014 marks the 1,000 year anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf where our forebear, King Brian Ború defeated the Vikings at Clontarf, Dublin, ridding Ireland of their raids and pillaging. King Brian Ború was killed as the battle ended. The Irish Government is planning large celebrations to mark the occasion, and as Irish Type III we are of Brian Ború's patrilineal line and so many will be marking Dublin, Ireland in our diaries as the place to be in April 2014.
I will keep you informed as more is learnt of the Irish Government's plans.

This email, Irish Eyes, has been sent to you as you are a member of the R1b DNA cluster called "Irish Type III".
If you do not wish to receive any further bulletins, please and I will remove you from the distribution list.

Slainte, Dennis Wright