Groundwork, or the foundation is how this all started. We have since discovered much about data, analytics and reporting, or outputs.
Researching Your Ancestry
A Brief Introduction
Distinguishing one’s own unique historic identity first begins mostly as a hobby. However, for those of us focused on genetics, a hobby is too loose a word. We all begin by doing something. For us it came as a result of searching for records based on understanding and knowing more about ourselves, or at least trying to learn more about our true identities. Most often, this endeavor begins by searching for ancestors that bore our own surname, searching for items of heraldry, or a family crest are also used frequently to aid in further identification. What we discover rather quickly is that the information one can find online is disconnected from the historic reality and is often not hardly accurate. Hence the relevance of genetics and finding the facts that are centered on individuals, not just a surname.
Currently there are two of us that spend vast amounts of time related to this odyssey for the Quinn Genetic Genealogy Project. The first is Mr. Michael A. Gwinn, a knowledgeable professional and honorable man. Michael served for more than 20 years in the United States Navy and has a tenacity about him that I appreciate, regardless of our differing opinions from time-to-time. He is by far the person that has kept the Quinn Genetic Genealogy Project going with Family Tree DNA as my interest have been elsewhere in our DNA research. I credit Michael with managing the Quinn Surname project whilst I pursue a different set of objectives for the project. Michael manages the day-to-day analytics and never lets anyone in the project sit and wait for classification. Thank you Michael for all that you do, have done and will do.
As for myself; Timothy A. Quinn, you may and can call me Allen. I too served in the United States Navy. The irony here is that my experience and Michael’s experience is quite similar. However, I left the United States Navy in 1993 shortly after Desert Storm to take a new challenge with Microsoft Corporation and then IBM. I cannot tell you that I am an expert in anything, let alone genetics. My focus has long been to unravel the enigmatic, or elusive truth of the past by whatever means is necessary. The place where all of us Quinn’s intersect in time.
The Quinn Genetic Genealogy Project has taken genetic issues to task for anything related to the word, name and surname Cuinn to form a foundation of understanding that is confirmed using what we know and are learning about genetics and relationships between the X and Y chromosome. As such, we remain fully committed to learning and exploring both the material and fictional realms of information available to us in 2015.
This is our agenda and practical part in helping all those individuals that would find the information useful find their own truth. We are willing, able and excited to help you. Whether to unravel a non-paternal event, get beyond genealogical roadblocks and perhaps find a new member of our family.
You can locate us easily by using this website. We are on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. If you want to find us, you have accomplished that task.
The First Steps
The very first thing you need to know is that the information provided here relates back to the Quinn Surname Project at Family Tree DNA. Family Tree DNA the mechanism that provides us and you with a true foundation for exploring your genetics and your genealogy.
We are here to help, in turn, we need your help. We would like to encourage everyone with the means to provide us with a contribution of any kind. We need more folks like you to expand the project and to help those that cannot afford the expense get the same information that those with greater resources can afford. Don't send us a check; instead donate to the Quinn Surname Project via Family Tree DNA. We do not do this for capital gain, we do this so we all can benefit.
Then, if you're interested in solving riddles from your own genealogy, order a kit from the Quinn Surname Project where you will receive a generous discount and further our understanding of where we all fit into the historic timeline of human history.
What If My Surname Is Not Quinn
That is the point, if you suspect that your lineage is associated with the Quinn lines and you do not know how, or why, a DNA test kit will help unravel these mysteries.
What Surnames Are Considered Allied, or Component Surnames Associated with Quinn
There are many surnames that we consider allied, or component surnames associated with the Quinn surname. We first consider spelling by default, but this is a complicated and very often misleading interpretation, or perception. These factors greatly depend on where in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales your ancestors lived and how the pronounced names, the spelling roadblocks can often be removed, or illuminated using modern DNA testing.
There are really only two genetic surname projects that offer any amount of assistance in vetting these anomalies.
Please visit us there to learn more about what you will receive when having your DNA testing done. Consider Family Tree DNA the premier source for getting the most out of genetic testing. There are other testing authorities that may entice you to test with them. The reality is that not all testing authorities are the same. If you have heard of National Geographic's Genographic Project you should also be made aware that the testing for that project would not exist if not for Family Tree DNA, or Gene by Gene the parent company and IBM with it's tremendous computing power.
A few resources to assist you.