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Rediscover your Irish heritage

Friday, 15th March, 2019 11:52am
Rediscover your Irish heritage

Research has revealed more than 1 in 10 customers of AncestryDNA outside the UK and Ireland have an Irish sub-region in their results.

Rediscover your Irish heritage

Research has revealed more than 1 in 10 customers of AncestryDNA outside the UK and Ireland have an Irish sub-region in their results.

Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, has undertaken research to discover the extent of the Irish diaspora and celebrate Irishness around the world this St Patrick’s Day. 

 

The new research, using Ancestry’s consumer DNA network of over 10 million people has revealed more than 1 in 10 customers of AncestryDNA outside the UK and Ireland have an Irish sub-region in their results. This means that a genetic connection can be found in Ireland within the last 300 years. 

 

The nation with the highest number people with Irish sub-regions in their results was America with over 1,000,000 people having Irish heritage from those tested. This was followed by Australia, with over 100,000 people, Great Britain, also with over 100,000 people and Canada, with nearly 40,000 people all showing Irish sub-regions. 

 

Ancestry has recently completed work on a new update to its DNA science which offers a more detailed view of Irish results and improves the overall scientific precision of the test. This increase in precision detailing means users now have 92 distinct sub-regions in Ireland where their family heritage could possibly be traced to. 

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