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Bradley T Larkin

City: Galveston

State: Texas

Country: United States

Brad is a native Texan who earned a Masters degree in Business Administration from Rice University, a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from UCLA and is also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). Surname DNA offers Brad the chance to combine his technology background with his passion for genetic genealogy.

Recent Posts

Don’t Discard the Y-STRs

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Chart Diagram of Y-DNA Testing Price Value Comparison

Y-37 STR testing remains the best genetic genealogy entry point for budgets under $ 200 and also for research sampling many participants in a search for matches or specific characteristics. From a live presentation given at SCGS Jamboree 2017 by Brad Larkin on 8 June 2017.

Resources for Don’t Discard the Y-STRs

Chart Diagram of Y-DNA Testing Price Value Comparison

Here is a list of references, resources, and additional information relating to the presentation for Don’t Discard the Y-STRs: Web Resources View the presentation slides online (PDF) (Updated 9 June 2017) Video Recording of live presentation available until 10 July 2017. Note that technical difficulties inhibited slide presentation.  Genetic Homeland Tools Join a DNA Mapping […]

Updated Resources for DNA vs Irish Annals

Link to the Presentation Slides Here is a list of references, resources, and additional information relating to the presentation for DNA vs. Irish Annals: John O’Donovan (1843) The Tribes and Customs of Hy-many, Commonly Called O’Kelly’s Country Google Books digitized copies of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland series for Fiant Litterae Patents […]

Updated Resources for Y-DNA of the British Monarchy

Link to the Presentation Slides. As times passes and some online sources are defunct but new information and testing also becomes available, provide this updated list of references and additional information on the subject of the Y-DNA of the British Monarchy and the genetic genealogy of European noble families in general.   Coble et al, […]

2016 Genetic Genealogist of the Year Award

It gives us great pleasure to publish the winner of the Surname DNA Journal 2016 Genetic Genealogist of the Year award as Katherine Borges of Salida, California.  Katherine is very well known and active in the genetic genealogy community as well as well as in her local political community.  She has also been a leading […]

2015 Genetic Genealogist of the Year Award

It gives us great pleasure to publish the winner of the Surname DNA Journal 2015 Genetic Genealogist of the Year award as Dr Maurice Gleeson MB of London, England.  Dr Gleeson contributed to the advancement of the field of Genetic Genealogy in numerous ways this past year. Dr Gleeson, the founder of the Genetic Genealogy Ireland […]

Surname DNA Journal – Jan 2015 News

Speaker Brad Larkin at the podium during genetic genealogy ireland 2014 conference in Dublin.

New Article English surnames: Plural Origins and Emigration By Dr. John S. Plant and Dr. Richard E. Plant Doctors John and Richard Plant have written a number of important papers on English surnames previously and bring their formidable skills to Surname DNA Journal with a multi-faceted comparison of the distribution of English surnames in modern England […]

2014 Genetic Genealogist of the Year Award

CeCe Moore receives Surname DNA Journal Award presented br Brad Larkin

The Surname DNA Journal award for Genetic Genealogist of the Year was presented today at the 10th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy  in Houston, Texas, USA.  This award recognizes genetic genealogists who have made an extremely valuable contribution to the field in the past year.   Nominees: This year’s other nominees have all made wonderful […]

Surname DNA Journal – Sept 2014 News

New Article History, Adoption, and Regulation of Jewish Surnames in the Russian Empire, A Review By Dr. Jeffrey Mark Paull and Dr. Jeffrey Briskman Analysis of the formation of surnames by the Jewish population of the 19th century Russian Empire. Description of the cultural and legal context of Ashkenazi Jewish surnames in Russia with examples […]