Y-DNA and Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly the day before he was hanged, 10 Nov 1880

Whether you regard Ned Kelly as a folk hero or just a murderous criminal, the ongoing search for which of the Irish Kelly clans he belonged to is an interesting Y-DNA story. Because neither Ned nor his two brothers had any children, there is a move to exhume the remains of their father John “Red” Kelly in order to analyse his Y-DNA. This action has been suggested by the international Kelly one-name study group, administered from Ireland.

To read more about this interesting use of Y-DNA, see the article in the Herald Sun:
A quest is underway to discover the missing link to bushranger Ned Kelly’s bloodline

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