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Know that our 2013-April 2015 webpages are undergoing a massive conversion due to Gene by Gene Ltd bringing information inhouse to merge data with its c2012 acquistion of the bioinformatics company.




f/k/a Cilley Sealy DNA Project



(formerly known as Sealey DNA Project)


or try shortcuts  (unknown if indexed yet):
Cilley Sealy DNA Project Home Page for 2013-2015, Background
Join Project Request- Yes include your phone number, town, and address so Dee can contact you.
Dee's Goals Page with Work in Progress papers- Yes please submit info.
Dee's Colorful YDNA matrix showing how General Cilley's YDNA pattern compares with Nathaniel, and Obadiah, etc.
YDNA Deep SNP shorthands- Get your National Genographic 2.0 Test so that your results show up in green, rather than red (estimated only)
To buy Geno 2.0 kit (separate from ordering your YDNA test at ftdna lab)
Background on Geno 2.0 (ancient haplogroup/terminal SNP determined)

Click here to order a DNA test.



In Memory of Sealey of County Antrim descendant,

former Sealey DNA Project Administrator:

Kenneth "Kenny" G. Hedgpeth (November 22, 1958 - June 3, 2011) was an American genetic genealogy pioneer and ISOGG co-founder.   Kenny became an ISOGG co-founder when he answered the call to attend the organizational meeting held at the SCGS (Southern California Genealogical Society) Library in Burbank, California, in January 2005.  Kenny designed and won the ISOGG logo competition and facilitated the creation of vinyl banners for use at genealogical conferences. He volunteered to staff the booth at many of these conferences including SCGS Jamboree in Burbank, California; Stones, Tomes and Ancient Bones in Corona, California; and the Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE! conference in London, England.  Additionally, he answered hundreds, if not thousands of questions about genetic genealogy. Most of his correspondence occurred through the two ISOGG and DNA-NEWBIE Yahoo Groups he founded in 2005. He also answered questions for beginners at the quarterly SCGS DNA Interest Group meetings.

Yes, this DNA Project (then called Sealey DNA Project) was founded and run by Kenny Hedgpeth.  Following his sad passing, WorldFamilies honorably served as interim administrator until August 2013.    Although forewarned that "No one will ever fill Kenny's shoes", Dee Bardes has agreed to try to resurrect it-- provided that everyone out there contributes their matches, time, expertise, DNA and Kit sponsorship!  Thanks in advance! It is my understanding that Kenny's beloved project/family surnames included "Aitken, Bixby, Sealy, Stonebraker, Stowe & Thalls" and his Northumberland-England geographic project. His line is posted on YSearch, and shows his early tie to Sealey of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. YDNA from the County Antrim lines is still needed.


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