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The beauty with the DNA approach to researching one’s ancestral origin is that the DNA does not lie! The area identified in an Irish, Scottish, English or Welsh Origenes personalised DNA report can... More
Surnames evolve over both time and distance, and change usually at the whim of an administrator who simply records an unfamiliar surname as he hears it. In this manner similar sounding surnames... More
For cultural and historical reasons it can be more difficult to pinpoint one's English ancestral origin. But as more and more people test the success rate increases. I now have a 60% success rate... More
It is more challenging to pinpoint one's English Paternal Ancestral Genetic Homeland. This is mainly due to historical and cultural factors. However, one big advantage with English surnames is that... More
May 2015: Pinpointing you Kelly origins at the Kelly Clan Gathering (to be confirmed) January 17th 2015: Fermanagh Family History Society (contact October 2014: Genetic... More
For cultural and historical reasons pinpointing a paternal ancestral genetic homeland for people with English roots can be far more challenging compare to those with Irish and Scottish ancestry. For... More
Sometimes a quite remarkable Y-DNA Case Study comes along that I will try my best to get published in a Genealogical magazine. The latest one published in Family Tree Magazine details the Paterson... More
I was invited by the world’s largest commercial ancestral DNA testing Company 'Family Tree DNA' to give a talk entitled 'Pinpointing a Geographical Origin' at their 8th Annual Genetic Genealogy... More
The English Origenes is the latest website in the 'Origenes' chain (that includes Irish Origenes and Scottish Origenes) that sets out to show how one can use the results of a commercial ancestral 37... More
Today Britain (the island that includes England, Scotland and Wales) has about 1.6 million surnames, which is far in excess of the 420,000 surnames recorded in the 1881 census. In 1881 the population... More
Humans first arrived in England around 10,000 years ago after the last ice age. It is believed that their journey began in Northeast Spain in an area now known today as the Basque Country and took... More


Use Your DNA to Pinpoint Your English Origin

There are 3 types of commercial DNA tests; the Y-DNAmtDNA and Autosomal. The Y-DNA test ONLY explores the paternal line, the mtDNA test ONLY explores the maternal line, while the Autosomal DNA test explores all of ones DNA. Testing is painless, and the results of those tests are NOT RANDOM! For example, upon Y-DNA testing one will only match males with whom one shares a common male ancestor, but the surnames of those males will be different. Those surnames are in fact a snapshot of the surnames that arose among a tribal groups of related males living in a specific location approximately 1,000 years ago (when surnames first appeared). Since surnames still concentrate in the area where they first appeared, English Origenes will examine the origin of the surnames that appear in ones Y-DNA results, identify an area common to all, and pinpoint an origin within England for your paternal line! To read a sample English Y-DNA Case Study CLICK HERE. Pinpointing an origin for ones maternal line is trickier, as the surname is not usually passed maternally. However, the ancestral information recorded by your maternal genetic relatives who are revealed in an mtDNA test are NOT RANDOM! English Origenes will examine that ancestral information and reveal precisely where your English maternal ancestors lived. To read a sample English mtDNA Case Study CLICK HERE. In contrast, the Autosomal DNA test looks at 'bits' of all your DNA (from all your ancestral lines over the last 200 years). At English Origenes we can examine those results, identify DNA 'hotspots' within England and then link each of your ancestral surnames with their DNA identifiied English locations! To read a sample English Autosomal DNA Case Study CLICK HERE.

What will your DNA reveal? CLICK HERE to contact English Origenes for a FREE CONSULTATION on your DNA results or to find out which DNA test is suitable for you!




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