We a new member in our Whelan/Whalen/Phelan/Phalen yDNA Project.
Kit 99152 who's ancestor was Michael Phelan born 1760 and lived in Durrow, Co Laois Ireland. This family have tested to 67 markers and match 33/37 with Kit 87011, who's family are from Co Waterford. We have another family of Phelans from Durrow, who has also tested to 67 markers, but the two lines do not match at 67 markers. They match well at 25 markers, indicating there is a common lineage, many years ago, but that they are not related in the last few hundred years.
We have results for 5 members with connections back to Co Laois, aswell as other members with connections back to Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford, Cork and Dublin.Our members come from the UK, Canada, USA and Australia.
There must be many more Whalen, Whelan, Phelan families out there related to these men.
For all results and submitted lineages, you can check out our website at; Http://www.familytreedna.com/public/whalen
The testing company is also offering "Holiday Season" discounts for new members. We have gift certificates for 4 new yDNA and 2 new mtDNA kits.
For any queries on the project, please email myself.
Regards Frances James Whalen Project Co Ordinator.