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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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First Case Study demonstrating Norman ancestry added to Irish Origenes!

Norman KnightWhen the Normans arrived in Ireland in 1169 AD they brought with them their followers from England, Wales, and even continental Europe. 

Irish Origenes exhibits at ESOF2012

I recently exhibited the Irish, Scottish, and English Origenes websites at the ESOF 2012 confe

Irish Origenes features on Irish lives remembered

I recently wrote a short article on the Castles of Kilkenny for the exciting new freely accessible on-line Genealogy magazine called Irish Lives remembered.

Irish Origenes launches of an Interactive Castles of Ireland Map


Cork Surnames part II 'Norman Surnames'

County Cork in the southwest of Ireland was effective conquered and settled by the Normans, and their English, Welsh and Flemish allies.

Cork Surnames

This map (click to enlarge) shows the location where farmers with surnames of Gaelic origin clustered in County Cork in Ireland in 1911.

The tragic history of the MacGeoghegan's of Donore Castle

Dunore or Donore (the brown coloured fort) Castle is a 3 storey tower-house situated near the river Boyne in the south west corner of County Meath close to the Westmeath, Kildare and Offaly borders.

Using DNA to Pinpoint Your Irish Genetic Homeland

To explain how DNA can shed light on one’s Irish ancestry requires a brief reminder of a crucial biological event. This event is the moment of conception, the point at which we receive half of our DNA in the form of chromosomes from each parent.

Dunsoghly Castle, number 1150 from the Irish Origenes Castles of Ireland Map

No matter where you are in Ireland I have estimated that you are no more than 4 kilometers from a castle, tower house, or plant

Irish Origenes features in The Irish-America Society of New Mexico

The newsletter for the Irish American society of New MexicoI recently successfully comp


English Origenes

Scottish Origenes