Welcome to the web-site of the Clan Irwin Surname DNA Study. This Study was launched in 2005, with the assistance of Kent Irvin, and the website in 2011, with the assistance of Rick Byers. Both the Study and the website remain under the aegis of the Clan Irwin Association (CIA).
Highlights of this Update No.14 are:
- Our Study now has over 300 yDNA test results, making it one of the 60 largest of over 7,000 surname DNA projects worldwide.
- While we continue to attract more participants, the number of distinct genetic families that use our surname (but are unrelated to each other within the genealogical timeframe of the last millennium) remains steady at 25, indicating our Study is reaching maturity.
- Continued growth will further improve confidence in our analyses, particularly within the small genetic families.
- FTDNA's 12 marker y-DNA tests - often enough to suggest which genetic family one belongs to - are now just $49.
James M Irvine, Surrey, UK;
Study Administrator, 4 May 2013;
Kit no. 29479; ISOGG Member.