be presenting the latest results of the Irish DNA Atlas, a DNA cohort of
individuals with four generations of genealogical data. The Irish DNA
Atlas is a joint project between the Royal of College of Surgeons in
Ireland and the Genealogical Society of Ireland, combining genetic and
genealogical information. The latest results of the Irish DNA Atlas
demonstrate the subtle sub-structure within Ireland, with genetic groups
reflecting past historical and demographic borders. In addition, the
researchers show a significant subset of Irish and British individuals
with joint Irish and British genetic ancestry which is reflective in
their ancestral surnames. Lastly, the Irish DNA Atlas has shown the
existence of a significant proportion of Norwegian-like ancestry within
Ireland, which dates back to the times of the Viking invasions.
Working with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, we are researching Ireland’s unique DNA. We need volunteers to provide samples for this research. If your 8 great-grandparents came from the same area, we need you.
Flagging Ireland is a new 52-page full colour publication (August
2015) by the Genealogical Society of Ireland, edited by Stan Zamyatin.
It deals with the design and use of flags in Ireland, north and south.
It is intended for use by school;s, colleges, sporting clubs and local
communities to assist them in the design, manufacture and use of flags.
This guide takes the reader through the steps to create a wonderfully
vibrant and visible representation of the unique local identities of
communities and groups.
The price is €10 +€2 p&p
For the month of October, the book is available at a discount of €3. Click here
Irish DNA Atlas Published – We will respond to requests as soon as possible.
The Society has received an
overwhelming level of response to the publication recently. As a result
the society is unable to respond to each request immediately. The
society is a voluntary body with limited resources . We will hold all
requests and respond at a later date.
Genealogical Society of Ireland new premises is at an advanced stage of fitting out. Open Wednesdays 10-4 and Saturdays 2-5
Click here for a map showing our new location behind the Loughlinstown Leisure Centre, Loughlinstown Drive, Loughlinstown
Entrance through the carpark of the Leisure Centre.
We are very grateful to Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council which has made the premises available to us.
The computer room and facilities for tracing family history are fully open. The archives are being fitted out.