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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’

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.

Henrys in Ireland; Irish, Norman, English, or Scots? Let the Y-DNA decide!

Firstly I’d like to thank Mr Henry for allowing me to share his Y-DNA Case Study Report. This study is interesting for a number of reasons.

Success with ANCESTRY.COM Y-DNA results!

This has come as a big surprise to me as I was not confident in ever being able to Pinpoint a paternal origin within Ireland, Scotland, England, or Wales based on the results of Ancest

The Durkin Case Study 'Pinpointing a specific location with very few matches!'

Mr Durkin contacted me feeling pessimistic about his chances of pinpointing an origin for his Irish ancestors based on his commercial ancestral DNA test results!

Commercial ancestral DNA testing reveals the Genetic Diversity of Ireland

The power of commercial ancestral DNA testing continues to amaze me.

The Gallowglass 'Do You Belong To A Warrior Clan'

 

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