Saturday, March 20, 2010


Irish Roots? Maybe

Our origins show 20 hits for Ireland and only 3 for England, which was a surprise to me. It's that DYS 393=12 that does it, I bet, showing we are of older stock than most R1b's.

I want to remember that many people are descended from Naill of Nine Hostages which are R1b1b2a1b5b haplogroup, and other markers seems to be an old description of R1b1b2ala2f2, and then there is R1b1b2a1b5b.

I've only tested for 25 alleles so far but plan to do the 67 shortly, and will hold this information in abeyance for reference. Maybe that's our origin, too. We're R1b1b2 or M269.

Now, whoever was Naill of Nine Hostages? Why does he have so many descendants? It seems that he was a king in Ireland who kidnapped Saint Patrick. He died around 450AD. The legends are sketchy and varied about him as is his genealogy. He is an interesting character, though. You can read about him in Wikipedia.
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