Monday, 5 January 2009

Very Early Family History for Ulster Folk

Many of the participants in the Ulster Heritage DNA Project have a great interest in their deep ancestry. By this, we mean their origins and family history pre 1000 AD. As the science of DNA analysis continues to improve it has become possible to classify DNA haplogroups by an increasing number of sub groups which are called subclades in DNA speak. The subclades can reveal very interesting information about a participant's family's history.

What was granddad doing in the year anno domini 800? Was he a Gael hunting deer for the Epiphany feast? Or perhaps a Norseman sitting in front of his hearth sipping his mead wishing for Spring to appear? We can tell you these days.

Below is a link to an Eupedia article which has a good summary of what we know to date:

http://www.eupedia.com/europe/origins_haplogroups_europe.shtml

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