We have new results for our Whalen/Whelan/Phelan yDNA Project. Three of our group who had a good family match at 37 markers, indicating a family relationship, have upgraded to 67 markers to see if they continue their great match. They have come back with results which indicates a tight relationship between the families, confirming the previous results.
As two of the families can trace back to Co Laois in Ireland and one in Philadelphia PA,this gives a good indication to the last family of where their family may have originated. So far no one in our group has a paper trail to any other. By using yDNA we are hoping to get past some of our brickwalls. Has your family line been tested to see who you match?
The family lines in this latest match are;
Kit# 55192, John Phelan b 1715, Co Laois Ireland. Thomas Phelan b 1750-60, Ireland Michael Phelan b 1785, Ireland Martin Whelan b bef 1830, Ireland, marr Catherine Martin Whelan/Whalen b 1842, Co Laois Ireland, marr Mary John Whalen b 1872, Oakland Co MI, marr Emma
Who matches very well at 65/67 markers with Kit# 84389 William Whalen b 1857, Philadelphia PA, died Minneapolis MN.
And both of these families match well at 64/67 with Kit# 98399 John Phelan b 1759, Durrow Co Laois Ireland, marr Catherine Boe. James Phelan b 1807, Durrow Co Laois Ireland, marr Ellen Murphy. William Phelan b 1845, Durrow Co Laois Ireland, marr Sophia Alice Soloman. Henry Robert Fielding b 1885, England, marr Mary Hodgson.