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A NEW history of the human colonisation of Ireland as revealed by commercial ancestral Y-DNA testing (Oct 2020).

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’

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.

The Gallowglass 'Do You Belong To A Warrior Clan'

 

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.

English Origenes

Scottish Origenes