I am looking for specific Daley DNA and genealogy on my wife’s side. Here is my mother-in-law’s maternal side:
Elizabeth Daley was born in Canso, Nova Scotia and died in Boston during the Flu Epidemic in 1919. DNA matches have been scarce, but we will take a look.
Ancestry Daley ThruLines
An easy place to look for genealogical connections with DNA matches is with Ancestry’s ThruLines. Here is one of the Daley ThruLines as shown from the perspective of my mother-in-law Joan:
This shows that Joan has a DNA match with Katherine who likely descends from Elizabeth Daley’s sister Mary. Here is what Katherine has about her grandmother:
It looks like Mary stayed in Canso. This appears to be Mary Kelly’s mother Mary in 1911:
Here is the family in 1921:
This was not easy to figure out. Ancestry transcribes her husband’s name as Canet. However, I see something more like Everett. Julia would be Katherine’s grandmother Mary Julia. All this to say is that the ThruLines for Katherine and Joan look right.
More ThruLines Back to Lawrence Daly
This shows Edward (who my mother-in-law Joan descends from) and two siblings: Michael and Ann. I must not have Ann in my tree as she shows as green. However, the fact that there are three DNA matches to Joan tell me that Ann is the real thing.
A Daley DNA Tree
Here is the start of my Daley DNA tree:
Here is Canso, where many Daley’s lived:
Canso is in Nova Scotia below Cape Breton and not too far by water from Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland where my mother-in-law Joan’s other ancestors were from.
The Ann Daily Line
The DNA matches are to Joan. Carol has a reference to Ann Daily’s marriage which makes all this seem legit.
Here is Black Point – not far from Canso:
Here is an enlarged Daly/Daley Tree:
Elaine’s Daly ThruLines
Joan’s sister Elaine has some DNA matches also.
Along with the Edward Daley Line, Elaine has 4 matches in the Michael Daly Line and 4 matches on the Ann Daly LIne.
Elaine’s Michael Daly Line Matches
Elaine shows four matches. However, the ThruLines connection with Lois appears to have an error. It has Michael Daly in the tree twice for some reason. Here they are added to my Daly genealogy/DNA tree:
Elaine and the Ann Daly Line
Elaine’s match with Tara adds an additonal branch:
I had the Ann Daily Line wrong in my tree above. Here I have corrected it:
Here is the whole tree:
The could have been some marriage of cousins in this scenario as some of the surnames in these lines look familiar. I have not been able to find Daley matches where the match has uploaded to Gedmatch or tested at MyHeritage or FTDNA. Because of that, I don’t have detailed information on these Daley DNA matches.
Summary and Conclusions
- Between Joan and Elaine, they have several DNA matches with the descendants of Lawrence Daley and Elizabeth Snyder
- It seems like all these matches are at AncestryDNA
- AncestryDNA does not supply specific DNA information on how those Daley/Snyder match
- Because this specific DNA information is missing, I was not able to map the Daley/Snyder DNA matches onto Joan and Elaine’s chromosomes