Y-DNA for the McIntyre, Sullivan and Thomas lines has been tested. The results are provided under the Y-DNA hyperlink. It should be noted that the McIntyre DNA results have some similar matches to other individuals who carry the McIntyre (or similar) last name in the Y-DNA project at FTDNA. The Sullivan DNA tested matches only other known Sullivans I have tested. In the Y-DNA project, there are no other individuals with the Sullivan/Soroghan name. Rather, there are similarities to Y-DNA tests for the McCabe family name. The Thomas/Thompson line was recently tested (2020) by a third cousin who descends from John Thompson/Thomas (1831-1904) and has graciously provided me the results to post on this website.


Mitochondrial DNA

My mitochondrial DNA has been tested and falls into the haplogroup category of "Katrina" or "K" or more specifically K2a. Read more about the various "Daughters of Eve" in the section on Mitochondrial DNA.  In addition, the 5000 year old Iceman, whose body was discovered in 1991 in the mountains near Bolzano, Italy, also shares the same mitochondrial DNA as I do making "Otiz" one of my oldest cousins!


Autosomal DNA

I had my autosomal DNA tested in 2010 with FamilyFinderDNA. Since then I have also tested with Ancestry.com, 23andMe and Living DNA.  With all of the new tools available on each of the sites, it is becoming easier to identify otherwise unknown cousins, several of whom I have been in contact with.


X Chromosome

When you test for autosomal DNA you received the results of 23 pairs of chromosomes, The first 22 matched pairs are called "autosomes" and the 23rd pair is often called the "sex" chromosomes. As a woman my 23rd pair is a combination of the X I received from my Dad and the X I received from my Mom.  A male would receive an X from his Mom and a Y from his Dad. The "sex" chromosomes are inherited differently than the other 22 "autosomes."