Day Job - Project engineer, mainly in petrochemical construction industry
Night Job - Administrator of the McCarthy (Y-DNA) Surname Study, and co-administrator of the Munster Irish (Y-DNA) Project.
What's your involvement with genealogy?
I've been a genealogist for 35 years and have been actively involved in the transcription of East London Catholic parish registers and the production of data CDs for the Catholic Family History Society.
What about your involvement with genetic genealogy?
I have been Administrator of the McCarthy (Y-DNA) Surname Study since 2010 and also the co-founder of the Munster Irish (Y-DNA) Project which I run with Elizabeth O'Donoghue-Ross and Finbar O'Mahony.
So what will you be talking about?
My presentation will cover the following:
- First millennium origins of MacCarthys according to ancient genealogical tracts
- Second millennium MacCarthy septs
- Use of McCarthy agnomens
- Y-DNA profiling of McCarthy agnomens
- Genetic grouping of McCarthy lineages
- Comparison of genetic evidence with documented genealogies
- Reconstructing McCarthy genealogies from present day backwards
I will show how DNA testing is helping to validate and/or correct the recorded history of the MacCarthys and their predecessors. I will also show how these results throw light on who and what were the origins of the MacCarthy kings of Cashel and Desmond. Did all the major MacCarthy septs share a common ancestor in the eponymous Cárthach? How do recent McCarthy agnomens relate to earlier septs?
What DNA tests will be discussed?
To what surnames is this topic relevant?
McCarthy, McAuliffe, Crimeen and variants, and other McCarthy agnomens which have appeared in documentation as surnames in their own right.
Where can people get more information about you or your topic?
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Watch Nigel's presentation here.
The lectures were sponsored by FamilyTreeDNA and organised by ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy).