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Horans needed for DNA projects

Horans needed for DNA projects

Posted: 1345744216000
Classification: Query
People named Horan are cordially invited to join the O'Hourihane DNA projects. This will be my only announcement on this board.

Horans have historically been associated with Galway and Mayo in Ireland. However there are some Horans down in Cork, the geographic area of the Hourihanes.

The project home is at:

I am looking for people of Irish descent named some variation of Horan, Horgan, Horrigan, Hanrahan, Hourihan, and even Howard to join the project. Due to a number of factors, there is a possibility that these surnames have historically been confused with each other.

The project is looking for Y-DNA test participants and also autosomal DNA test participants. If you are a Horan descendant and have NO CLUE where your ancestors were from in Ireland this project could over time shed some light on your research. The project contains a background; goals; a surname distribution map and other items of interest.

Re: Horans needed for DNA projects

Posted: 1356550019000
Classification: Query
The HOURIHANE project is seeking DNA testers with ancestries of Hanrahan, Horan, Horgan, Horrigan, Hourihane, and other surnames in its DNA project. Historically, a family in the Corca Laoidhe may have "anglicized" as Horan or Horgan, which may have become Hourihane. We are interested in separating these out from any Galway or Clare based Horans.

There are a number of possibilities for the origin of the Hourihane surname. See the background on the project website for details.

Direct male descendants with these surnames can participate with a Y-DNA test. 67 markers is ideal if a full 111 marker test is not feasible. Anybody with these names in their ancestry can participate through an autosomal DNA test. The project is administered through FTDNA, so new participants can order their tests through FTDNA or order them through another testing company but then will have to transfer the results to FTDNA. The autosomal DNA test at FTDNA is called Family Finder. Membership in the project requires that you provide whatever information you have on your oldest known ancestor and describe how you are linked to that ancestor.

These tests are on sale now through the end of 2012. You can order a test and join the HOURIHANE project here:

If you already have a test on file at FTDNA.

To join the project:

1) Log in to your FTDNA account
2) Click Projects on the menu bar, then Join
3) You will see project search page. On that page is a search box. Type in Horrigan and click SEARCH.
4) Click on the link that says O'Hourihane.
5) On this page there should be an orange button at the bottom that says JOIN. Click that button.
6) There is a chance you might see an error screen that says "There was an error while attempting to load the page you requested." IGNORE THIS.
7) Wait for my email confirming that I see your name and kit number in the project. If you don't get an email from me, email me at

Re: Horans needed for DNA projects

Posted: 1365097894000
Classification: Query
I have Horan's in my tree and I'm still not sure where they originated from in Ireland. I did recently find a Horan family on Griffiths in Knock Co Mayo living near McLoughlin, also on my tree. My people were from Charlestown/Kilgarriff / Knock area that I know of. I had my DNA done on 23andme. let me know how I can help. Michele

Re: Horans needed for DNA projects

Posted: 1365216064000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1365219570000

The home page of the project explains that the project accepts both Y-DNA kits and FF kits through FTDNA. People with Horan ancestry and who have those tests are eligible to join the project. Y-DNA tests or autosomal DNA tests taken at other testing companies would need to be transferred to FTDNA for me to see and use the data.

Thanks so much for your interest!
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