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The Ferocious O’Flaherty (A DNA Case Study)

I live in Galway City, and it is said (on many websites) that the medieval walls of Galway City carried the inscription ‘From the ferocious O’Flahertys O Lord Deliver Us.’ There was never such a sign, it is a local myth!

Putting a timeframe to BigY SNP mutations

McGinnis Y-DNA Case StudyIn June 2018 Irish Origenes was commissioned to do a Y-DNA Case Study report for a Mr David McGinnis from Oregon in the USA.

Pinpointing Your MacDonald Origin! 4x DNA Case Studies!

The McDonald surname is probably one of the most famous, spawning one of the world’s most notable brands (my first ever job was in a McDonald’s restaurant).

Pinpointing your Irish Mitochondrial Eve!

The challenge with modern commercial ancestral mtDNA testing is linking a specific maternal Eve with a precise geographical location.

Identifying Ancestral locations from your Autosomal DNA Results

And linking them with ancestral surnames!

DUBLINERS

Where did your Dublin City Ancestors come from?

First Ever Plantation Surnames of Ireland Map

The Plantation Surnames of Ireland (Scots-Irish) Map is now available to purchase (click here).

The Origin of the Irish and Scottish Gaels as revealed by their DNA

Celts and Romans fightingPART II: The origin of the Gaels has remained a mystery until the advent of modern commercial ancestral DNA testing.

The DNA of the Irish Gael

PART I. The hundreds of DNA Case Studies performed at Irish Origenes have revealed some fascinating findings with regards the ancestry of the Irish male.

Gortlassabrien and the Thomond O'Briens

The surname ‘O'Brien’ means 'descendant of Brian,' the most notable ‘Brian’ in Irish history being ‘Brian Boru.’ Brian Boru was born in the kingdom of Thomond

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