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DNA Project Notes


Welcome to the McKenna & Variations Y- DNA Surname Project

This has been prepared for participants who have joined the project and have ordered their DNA test. If you have not already done so, and are interested in the project, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

This web page contains several links. Please save this web page so you can refer back to it from time to time.

YOUR ANCESTRY INFORMATION - We will work with you directly, by email, for the project's web site information. You have final approval of what is on the web - names of living persons will not be included unless you request it (some participants have web sites and want their links there). If you have not already provided this information, see below for instructions.

HOW TO TAKE THE TEST- while you wait for your kit, review these guidelines:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gkbopp/DNA/TestInstructions.htm

AFTER you send in your kit, please review:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gkbopp/DNA/FTDNAmail.htm

AFTER you receive your results read:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gkbopp/DNA/AfterTest.htm
Also, as soon as time permits, we will add the results to our web site page and contact you by email to discuss the results.

McKenna Y-DNA Home Page is at this link: McKenna Y-DNA Home Page

RESULTS PAGE:
Your results  - and any matches - are on your personal page at FTDNA. 
Group assignment and results are added to our project site as soon as time permits:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gkbopp/McKENNA/results.htm
All new results also immediately appear on FTDNA’s “public” McKenna page but there is no color coding, etc. FTDNA does not assign family groups (your group administrators do that):
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/McKenna

When ALL results are in, be sure to upload to YSearch and explore other Y base options:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gkbopp/DNA/YBases.htm

HOT TOPICS - When something is "hot" (for example, new tests at FTDNA) - check this link:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gkbopp/DNA/HotTopics.htm

FAMILY TREE DNA - They have many links with more information. You will also have personal pages there - you will need your kit number and pass code to see them - they will send the pass code when your DNA sample is returned. Important: If something happens to the project administrators (all volunteers), and/or our web site project, you will still have everything you need there. And you can always write to them and ask questions - you are their customer!
http://www.ftdna.com/

DISCUSSION LISTS
You might want to start with the Newbie list sponsored by ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy). Now days, the RootsWeb list is a bit top heavy with ancient ancestry posts (haplogroups and SNP tests) but newcomers are welcome.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gkbopp/DNA/DNA%20Lists.htm

MORE DNA Links
Most of the above links (and more) are at:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gkbopp/DNA/DNA.htm

McKenna Y-DNA Project Administrators
Georgia Kinney Bopp (USA)
Gerard  Mc Kenna (Ireland)
Peter McKenna (Australia)

Ancestry Information

We need your direct line McKenna ancestry from the earliest known McKenna down to you (the participant). You will have final approval of what is on the web - names of living persons will not be included on the site unless you request it (some participants have web sites and want their links there). You may provide this in any format and we will adapt it as needed for the web page.

Here are links to two examples:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gkbopp/McKENNA/LINES/65962.htm
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gkbopp/McKENNA/LINES/34294.htm

You can see other examples by going to the Results page and clicking on the link in the surname column.

When your results are in you can also submit a GEDCOM to FTDNA and to Ysearch.

If you are new to genealogy, let us know (and check out these TIPS). Some of our researchers may be able to help you. Some participants begin with extensive information while others only have information back to their grandparents

GEDCOM

GEDCOM (gedcom) is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunications.
If you are new to genealogy and do not know what a gedcom is, do not worry about that.
A gedcom can only be created if you are using a genealogy program. It is a flexible and uniform format for exchanging computerized genealogical data, and allows you to share files with other researchers who may not use the same genealogy program that you do.
You do not have to use a genealogy program, and do not need a gedcom, to participant in our Y-DNA study.

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This is the web address of the page you are now reading (for those of you who print this):
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gkbopp/DNA/LINKS_McKenna.htm

This is a shorter link to this page:
http://tinyurl.com/o9ojj

GKBopp - Revised 4 October 2006

 

 

GKBopp
DNA Project Notes
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