Why Join the Crowley yDNA Project?

To date we have 32 participants in the Crowley Clan yDNA project. As the project administrator I would like to thank everyone who has participated. We have had seven members match on the 37-marker tests. We have a significant number of results yet to be received from the lab and I am hopeful of some more matches.

We need more males to participate if we are to match more members. If you are interested in participating, please email me and I will add you to the group. Several people have asked me why anyone would want to learn about their yDNA. The following is my explanation of the benefits of this type of testing.

The Irish nation was torn asunder by the actions of the British for no greater reason than to conquer and decimate a society based upon their cultural and religious differences. Since the 1600's families were ripped apart by aggressive land acquisition that displaced people from areas they had owned and lived on for generations. One of the consequences of these actions was the emigration to other countries thought to be less hostile to the Irish culture. Many who emigrated were declared dead to those who remained in Ireland while others just lost touch with family. Family history, both written and oral was often destroyed in an effort to erase the memories of those who left.

I feel that this project is one way to repair the damage done by the British to the culture and heritage of Ireland. In this age of intercontinental travel, global communications and the internet, it is comforting for me to know that I know that I may be able discover where my family came from long ago and to perhaps connect with other family members.

I will be happy to hear from anyone who is interested in the project.

Catherine Crowley Budd
58110 Ferrier Street
Marathon, FL 33050-5711

The Crowley Clan Newsletter is
compiled by Marian Crowley Chamberlain