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Pinpointing Patrick Duffy's (Dallas fame) Irish Origin

Patrick Duffy Kilmovee, County Mayo July 2022One of my enduring memories of growing up in the 1980’s in Ballymun in Dublin, Ireland was the theme tune from the TV programme ‘Dallas’ (in Dublin we had 4 TV channels, reduced to 2 i

From Gaul to Irish Gael to Scots Gael to Lowland Scot to Gaelic Irish!

A commercial ancestral Y-DNA test ONLY explores the paternal line, and it can therefore be used to pin one’s direct male ancestors to specific locations at specific time points in history.

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

Pinpointing your Irish Mitochondrial Eve!

The challenge with modern commercial ancestral mtDNA testing is linking a specific maternal Eve with a precise geographical location.

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.

When did R-M222 first appear in Inishowen?

By examining the genetic distance between selected members of the R-M222 family and comparing it to the timetable developed by Scottish Origenes one can determine when the R-M222 Adam lived.

The Spread of M222

‘Vikings,’ ‘Foreign Helpers’ and ‘Raiders from across the Sea’

English Origenes

Scottish Origenes