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The Quinn Genetic Genealogy Project

Welcome to the Quinn Genetic Genealogy Project Portal.  This website is privately maintained by T. Allen Quinn the current curator, administrator, researcher and resident historian for the lines associated with Laughlin Quin, Born between 1703-1712 in Dublin, Ireland havind passed in the Newport District of Carteret County on the 4th of February, 1774.  

Laughlin's Last Will and Testament and death was proved by Governor J. Martin in New Bern on the 5th of February when William Coale presented the will to Governor Martin and the Letter's Testimentary were to be provided to the governor.  The will was placed in the Governor's personal papers instead of being filed at the Carteret County Court House in Beaufort which would have been the correct place to file the will.  The question for me has always been to determine why the will was taken to the Royal Governor in New Bern versus the far closer County Courthouse in Beaufort Town unless William Coale had other business in Newport on the 5th of February.  The will was discovered and identified as Secretary of State Papers in the Colonial & State Records of North Carolina.

After physically investigating this box of artifacts along with the will itself, it became fairly clear that the contents of this box were not organized by any particular subject.  Rather, the loose contents contained a wide range of the governor's private articles for a handful of local men, some priminant and some not.  The contents were retrieved from Tryon Palace on the governor's office on 25 April 1775 when Whigs attacked Tryon Palace and Governor Martin and his family fled New Bern.  The governor sent his family to Elizabeth's in Whitehouse, New York and himeself took refuge on board the sloop-of-war Cruiser, transferring his headquarters to Fort Johnston on the Cape Fear River.  

After nearly 10 years of historic record's research and nearly 7 years researching specific DNA results as project administrator for the Quin, Quinn, Cuinn, O'Quinn, O'Cuinn, McQuinn Surname DNA Project with Family Tree DNA, I wanted to pass some news along to the general public.  When I became the sole DNA project administrator on December 31, 2008, it became immidiately obvious that I was not yet qualified to interpret the information presented to me.  The point of the project initially was to isolate the many different septs and clans where the surname was Quinn.  The use of the surname is a component of the current English Royal family that claims descendance from the proginitor of the Quinn surname a common ancestor in Conn of the Hundred Battles a 1st century Celtic ruler of Ireland.  The project began shortly after creation with a DNA sample from Thady Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin, 7th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl (27 October 1939 – 25 March 2011) an Irish peer and blood relative of Queen Elizabeth II through Mary Quin.  Mary Quin was the daughter of George Quin and Caroline Cavendish. She married Thomas Taylour, 1st Marquess of Headfort, son of Thomas Taylour, 1st Earl of Bective and Honorable Jane Rowley, on 5 December 1778. Mary Quin died on 12 August 1842.

Mary Quin's married name became Taylour as a result of her marriage and she was styled as Countess of Bective on 14 December 1795 and then Marchioness of Headfort on 29 December 1800.

The children of Mary Quin and Thomas Taylour, 1st Marquess of Headfort:

Undefined daughter Taylour
Undefined daughter Taylour
Lady Mary Taylour b. 20 Jan 1782
Thomas Taylour, 2nd Marquess of Headfort b. 4 May 1787, d. 6 Dec 1870
Lady Elizabeth Jane Taylour b. 20 Aug 1790
Lord George Quin+3 b. 10 Mar 1792, d. 6 Feb 1888

[S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1237. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
[S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
[S37] BP2003. [S37]

This line of Quin's is the Clan Hy Ifearnan


Much more to come.  

Alternatively, you will find the project in the usual places such as:

From these venues you will be able to locate our discussions and interactions and access our YouTube channel.  Please note that those interactions get automatically updated from our blog.

Because of overlap, it is anticipated that our BLOG will be the centralized input platform for disseminating information across all of the aforementioned mediums.

Don't wait, volunteer today to manage your own genetic lines!  

The project is in desperate need of volunteers.  However, we understand that the time required to manage and respond to requests can become quite overwhelming.  Should you have the inclination to support the project we encourage you to donate any amount to the cause using Go Fund Me.

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DNA and Quinn Genealogy

The purpose of the project is to help you identify your QUINN lineage genetically as you research traditional historic records and find new places to look.  That said, you are always encouraged to ask for help.  What you will find in some cases is that what you thought you knew about your specific surname may be incorrect, or not completely accurate.

From this menu you will be able to access a wide range of information to help you discover new research pathways. If you want some help finding new places to look ask us.  

Keep watching this page as we offer a great many more ways to get at information on all the major genetic genealogy resources for the Quinn surname from a single portal.  

The Quinn surname is a very complex surname due to the many descendant surnames, many people often feel they have been somehow slighted should their name not be the first surname, or a more prominent surname within a particular perception.  Often surnames such as Coyne, Kene, Quinney, Queen, Gwinn, or Guinn are inextricably through genetics descended from the Quinn surname.  

The Quinn surname itself is a DIRECT link to Conn Cétchathach.  Due to pervasively incorrect associations in old books and;faulty genealogical "schemes" to sell heraldry and coats of arm's, or other related materials have not been fully up-front in accurately identifying the many components for devising a "true" coat of arms.

One needs nothing more than to look back to Conn in the Irish tongue to know that if you are Conn's son your are thus Cuinn. When the English anglicized Cuinn, the name therefore became Quinn.  To further complicate the real use of the surname at the time surname's became common identifiers for Clans, Tribes, Septs, general kinship and then individuals, the names were recorded based solely on one's own verbal declaration.  Depending on the "ear" that heard the pronunciation the Cuinn surname has many variations.

Currently anyone associated with Family Tree DNA knows about the developments associating the R-M222 haplogroup with a  SNP positive for DF13 (R-P312-4b) is identified by the Niall badge contained on their FTDNA Profile Page.  Niall ironically is the 5th Great Grandson of Art mac Cuinn, himself the son of Conn.

Conn reportedly had three male children and one female.  Art, Saruit, Connla and Sadb who became the wife of Conaire Cóem. Our research report that there are 5 identifiable lineages based on the genetic signatures associated with Niall.

Further, we find some association with the Cohen surname in this regard.  Conn's father; Fedlimid Rechtmar reportedly instituted the Judaic principal of an Eye for and Eye into Brehon law.

The links on the above menu will improve over time, for now, we are attempting to build something you will find useful to help YOU identify your own genetic line.  We do not care how your name is spelled.  If you want to be a part of this project and have had your DNA test done with ANY of the current, and some defunct, we can include your results in our project.

Thanks for being interested in seeing what is above, rather than what is below.  As an extra added bonus, it appears that Quinn has two prime numbers associated with genetic groupings and analysis.  The pairs of material are relatable in threes and fives.  Which is to say that there when attempting to connect people, the pairings come from strings of 3 and groups of 5's.  Important, maybe not, but interesting indeed.

Based on this we are currently working out a presentable document for this website that combines all the aforementioned genetic results.  Our issues currently relate to personal privacy through anonymization.

The source materials come from Family Tree DNA, Ancestry.com's old YDNA profile data as well as all other publically accessible sources such as YSearch.org and >mitoSearch.org.

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