Latest Blog Posts

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

You are here

Home » Case Studies

Order Your Own Case Study

We first need to analyse your DNA test results: CLICK HERE to contact English Origenes for a FREE consultation.

  • If we can work with your Autosomal, Y-DNA or mtDNA results then you can choose to proceed with a personalised CASE STUDY.
  • If we cannot Pinpoint where your English Ancestors lived then we will explain why! 
  • 90% SUCCESS RATE for those with English Ancestry! 
  • Once an ancestral Origin within England is Pinpointed one can confirm the link by DNA testing people that still live there. 
  • We can also determine whether your English Ancestors were originally Celts, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings or Normans.

In this photo enjoying Mojito's in the London Bar in Barcelona are: Dr Gerard Donohoe, Dr Tyrone Bowes, Mr Brian Foy, Mr Colm Bell, and Mr Alan Berkery. These are some of Irish Origenes succesful Case Study participants. Based on their individual Y-DNA results, Dr Donohoe's ancestors were Gaelic Irish who lived near Killarney in County Kerry, Dr Bowes's ancestors were Gaelic Irish who lived on the Laois/Kilkenny border, Mr Brian Foy's ancestors were also Gaels who lived near Kilcoursey Castle on the Offaly/Westmeath border, Mr Colm Bell's ancestors were of Lowlander Scottish origin, while Mr Alan Berkery's ancestors were Normans who settled on the Limerick/Tipperary border. In essence this is a snapshot of the genetic makeup of modern Irish society. Click here to view Case Studies


Irish Origenes

Scottish Origenes