Author Topic: Seeking McGoverns for Y-chromosome DNA Group  (Read 277 times)

Offline crb83

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Seeking McGoverns for Y-chromosome DNA Group
« on: Thursday 09 April 20 20:11 BST (UK) »
Good afternoon/evening to County Cavan researchers.  I am the administrator of the McGovern YDNA group on FamilyTreeDNA https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/mc-govern/about   
I have been the admin for almost 2 years, and took over after a long period of time where there hadnt been much updating or testing, and only a handful of McGoverns are active members that have tested 67 markers or better on the Y-chromosome. I figured I would spread the word here in case any McGoverns were considering doing DNA research but did not know where to start or how to go about it.  The Y-chromosome tests track your direct paternal origins, unlike the ethnicity tests/autosomal DNA tests which are only reliable for 4-6 generations which most of these big companies are pushing.  FamilyTreeDNA has the best and most up to date testing (BigY700) for this. It would have to be a male McGovern in your family doing the test.  If anyone has any questions, would like to participate, you can reply or message me directly. 

Thank you!
Chris
All Maclean-variants.
Cavan, Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, Dublin City

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Re: Seeking McGoverns for Y-chromosome DNA Group
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 29 September 20 21:38 BST (UK) »
This topic is from several months ago so not sure if its still active.  My family are McGovern's and my brother took an Ancestry DNA test about a year ago but may be interested in doing a FamilyTree DNA test. 
If you would mssge me more information, what you need etc I'll get back to you.
Thanks.
McGovern - Wragg - Nicholson - Rollins families in the Northeast and Yorkshire.  Apart from the Wragg family, the rest all originated in Ireland.