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What’s in a name?

How the Wigtownshire ‘Campbells’ of Southwest Scotland became the Scots Irish ‘Gambles’ (April 2023).

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

Putting a timeframe to BigY SNP mutations

McGinnis Y-DNA Case StudyIn June 2018 Irish Origenes was commissioned to do a Y-DNA Case Study report for a Mr David McGinnis from Oregon in the USA.

The DNA of the Irish Gael

PART I. The hundreds of DNA Case Studies performed at Irish Origenes have revealed some fascinating findings with regards the ancestry of the Irish male.

English Origenes

Scottish Origenes