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A NEW history of the human colonisation of Ireland as revealed by commercial ancestral Y-DNA testing (Oct 2020).

Linking DNA and Irish Placenames

In about 10% of Irish Y-DNA Case Studies it is possible to link one's paternal ancestors to a single Irish townl

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!

UPDATED August 2020, NEW (5th) McDonald Case Study Added!

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.

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English Origenes

Scottish Origenes