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

The newsletter for the Irish American society of New MexicoI recently successfully completed a Case Study for a 'Mr Hand' who's founding ancestor, the first to call himself 'McClave (pseudo-translated into English as 'Hand') lived in the forested hills of Northeast of Fermanagh when he took his surname over 1,000 years ago. I was also surprised to discover that I and Mr Hand share a common ancestor. We were a genetic match at the 12 marker level which indicates very distant ancestry, and a shared ancestor that lived possibly many thousands of years ago. For those of you who are interested the full report it can be read here. It was with great pleasure that I read that subsequently an aricle was included in the May 2012 edition of the Irish-American Society of New Mexico detailing the work of Irish Origenes. A big thank you to the folks who put the newsletter together. It is always good to see the word gettng out. Plus the more people who discover the power of DNA technology in pinpointing one's origins the more will take the DNA test, which in turn will help others. 

English Origenes

Scottish Origenes