Thursday, 19 August 2010

Ulster Heritage Haplogroups August 2010

There are over 1,600 families now participating in the Ulster Heritage DNA Project. As expected, the most numerous haplogroup is the R1b1b2. As families in this group upgrade so they can further explore their haplgroup, most become the Ulster norm of R1b1b2a1b5 or the downstream haplogroup of R1b1b2a1b5b, which is also known as the 'Niall of the Nine Hostages' haplgroup.

The I1 and subsets of I haplogroups also have substantial presence in the results. Some of the I haplogroups represent indigenous families in the UK and Ireland, while others have Norse and other continental Europe origins.

The most unique haplogroup to show up yet in an Ulster family is the 'A' from County Antrim.

The R1b1b2a1b5 haplogroup is common across Ulster then east into Argyll, and includes many families with Aryshire and Gallowayshire origins in Ulster.

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