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Who are the Picts? DNA finds an answer

A recently discovered DNA marker suggests that 10% of Scottish men are directly descended from the Picts.  Click


Tests in progress at Family Tree DNA

Phillips Tests in Progress at FTDNA as of 06/27/2013


Snail genes reveal human migration to Ireland

A genetic similarity between snail fossils found in Ireland and the Eastern Pyrenees suggests humans migrated from southern Europe to Ireland 8,000 years ago.  Click


More than 80,000 genealogy publications now online

One of the greatest genealogy resources available today is the huge collection of digitized genealogy and family history publications from the archives of some of the most important family history


President Barack Obama's Irish Ancestry

On 17 June 2013, Michelle Obama and her two daughters, Malia Ann and Sasha, took part in a private genealogy event about the President's Irish ancestors at a special exhibit at the Long Room in the Old