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.
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
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Feb 2018: GSI has a stand at Back To Our Past Belfast