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Welcome to the web-site of the Clan Irwin Surname DNA Study. This Study was launched in 2005, with the assistance of Kent Irvin, and the website was re-vamped in 2011 with the assistance of Rick Byers.  Both the Study and the website remain under the aegis of the Clan Irwin Association (CIA), although CIA is not accountable for the content of this website. 

Highlights of this current Update No.18:
  • Growth of our Study continues, with 378 participants with yDNA STR results, although in recent months results have been delayed because FTDNA experienced a temporary problem in processing STR tests.  This problem has been resolved and the backlog is being cleared.
  • Twenty participants in our Study have now taken BigY tests.  This includes six that were ordered earlier this year in response to my successful appeal to get a BigY test for the ten largest sub-groups of the L555 Border Irwins, thanks to some most generous donations to our General Fund by several of our participants.  All members of our Study owe these individuals our sincere thanks, 
  • In a few weeks time I am optimistic that when the pending BigY results become available and I have analysed them I can persuade FTDNA to launch a bespoke block SNP test costing c.$100  that will enable members of our Borders Irwin gentic family who have not take the BigY test to place themselves on an expanded Borders Irwin Phylogentic Tree.   NB This new test will not be relevant to those who have taken a BigY test or to those who are not members of our Borders genetic family.
  • A progress report of our sister autosomal DNA project by its administrator Rev. Peter Irvine is attached as Supplementary Paper 10.
                            James M Irvine,  Surrey, UK;
 Study Administrator, 6 May 2015;
Kit no. 29479;  ISOGG Member.