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The Ferris Surname in Britain and Ireland

Surnames evolve over both time and distance, and change usually at the whim of an administrator who simply records an unfamiliar surnam

Saint Patrick's Day Sale

Let the Saint Patrick's Day celebrations kick off with a sale on the Irish Origenes Maps!

Using Your DNA to Pinpoint Your McCauley origin!

I’ve been busy recently doing Case Studies and working on a Surnames and Y-DNA Map of Scotland. But this McCauley Case Study is of particularly interest to me and hence I’d like to share its results.

Separated at birth 1000 years ago!

Its not everyday that you get to meet someone with whom you share a common male ancestor from approximately 1000 years ago. The accompanying picture is of Joe Dooley (right) and I (Dr Tyrone Bowes) and our

Slides from my talks on Irish DNA in Seattle and Portland

Had a great time in Portland and Seattle on my mini speaking tour of the Pacific Northwest, even managed to make a brief appearance on Seattle TV.

How Commercial Ancestral DNA Testing Can Pinpoint Your Galway Origins

I recently gave a talk on commercial ancestral DNA testing that was aimed at encouraging Galwegians to participate.

Finding Your Paternal Ancestral Genetic Homeland

Sometimes a quite remarkable Y-DNA Case Study comes along that I will try my best to get published in a Genealogical magazine.

Using Your DNA to Trace Your Scots-Irish Ancestors

I recently completed one of the most in-depth genetic genealogy Case Studies for a gentleman based on the Isle of Man called Bill Henderson.

Irish Origenes Presentation in Coleraine November 2013

It was with great pleasure that I gave a talk to the Coleraine Branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society (www.nifhs.org/

First MURPHY Y-DNA Case Study Added!

About 1 in every 100 people in Ireland is called Murphy.

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