Research Topics

Irish Migration
A Brief History of the Human Colonisation of Ireland Humans first arrived in Ireland around 10,000 years ago after the... More
Analysis of Sullivan Surname
Approximately 66% of the present population of the Island of Ireland are descendants of ‘Native Irish Gaels' who were... More

You are here



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 (

First MURPHY Y-DNA Case Study Added!

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

Irish Origenes Magazine Articles and Scientific Papers


Feb 2014: 'How To Find Your Genetic Homeland' in Family Tree Magazine (Full article can be read here)

Oct 2013: ‘What Can Your Genes Tell About You’ in Family History at your Fingertips a Magazine-Book published by Family Tree Magazine.

Irish Origenes Presentations/Talks/Workshops

  • May 2015: Pinpointing you Kelly origins at the Kelly Clan Gathering (to be confirmed)
  • January 17th 2015: Fermanagh Family History Society (contact
  • October 2014: Genetic Genealogy Ireland, Back to Our Past, RDS, Dublin Ireland. 
  • 24th-27th September 2014: 'Genetic Genealogy' at the 'Route Back Home Event,' Ballymoney Museum, County Antrim, Northern Ireland (contact:


English Origenes

Scottish Origenes