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Irish Migration
UPDATED 2020 Humans first arrived in Ireland around 10,000 years ago after the last ice age. It is believed that their... More
Analysis of Sullivan Surname
UPDATED APRIL 2020. Approximately 66% of the present population of the Island of Ireland are descendants of ‘Native... More

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Irish and Scottish DNA compared

Irish and Scottish Origenes Y-DNA Case Studies and reconstructed ethnicity mapOct 2021. Scotland and Ireland are close neighbours, and it is no surprise that commer

New Website launched dedicated to the Origenes Maps!

Irish and Scottish Origenes have launch a NEW FREE website (www.origenesmaps.com) dedicated to the Origenes maps series, where one can zoom in and

The benefits of SNP testing!

(Updated December 2021) When commercial DNA testing began it focused completely on Y-DNA STR testing. While Y-DNA STR results can routinely be used to pinpoint a paternal origin

Irish DNA

A NEW history of the human colonisation of Ireland as revealed by commercial ancestral Y-DNA testing (UPDATED Oct 2021).

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!

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