I’m very excited to announce the creation of the Lucey – Ireland Y-DNA surname project at Family Tree DNA.
The project uses Y-DNA test results to find matches between participants with the goal of encouraging the use of genetic genealogy to prove relationships and hopefully determining the townland of origin in Ireland of the various Lucey families.
Any male Lucey worldwide is invited to join.
Y-DNA follows the paternal line, so usually aligns with the surname which allows us to compare the various Lucey families to each other. If you are unfamiliar with Y-DNA and/or Family Tree DNA, I’d highly recommend reading Y-DNA basics and viewing the Introduction to Family Tree DNA webinar.
If you are a male Lucey or know one, please share the project details with them and contact me with any questions at luceydnaproject at eluceydator.com.
2 replies on “Lucey – Ireland DNA Project”
Why not female Lucey’s? We have half of the DNA, right?
good question. Only men have the y chromosome, so yes you have DNA from both parents but females don’t have the DNA needed to trace the paternal line specifically. However, get an autosomal DNA test from one of the “big 3”: Ancestry.com, 23andme.com or the Family Finder test from FTDNA.com, the upload your results to Gedmatch.com. Do you have a male family member that could take the Y-DNA test?