Blood of the Irish: What DNA Tells Us About the Ancestry of People in Ireland
For a long time the myth of Irish history has been that the Irish are Celts. The latest research into Irish DNA has confirmed that the early inhabitants of Ireland were not directly descended from the Celts/Keltoi of central Europe. In fact the closest genetic relatives of the Irish in Europe are to be found in the north of Spain in the region known as the Basque Country. These same ancestors are shared to an extent with the people of Britain - especially the Scottish.
This image shows the original homes of the Pilgrims in England before coming to America. John Carver was a passenger of the Mayflower in 1620. Carver is said to have written the Mayflower Compact, and was its first signer as well as the first governor of the new colony. Another famous Pilgrim is William Bradford. He also signed the Mayflower compact and served as governor. #colonies #famousPilgrims #history
CastleGarden.org is an educational project of The Battery Conservancy. This free site offers access to an extraordinary database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.
GENUKI provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers.
www.roostsireland.ie The Irish Family History Foundation (I.F.H.F.), an all Ireland not-for-profit organization, runs the rootsireland.ie site. It oversees the creation of a database of Irish genealogical sources which enables those who wish to trace their Irish ancestry to have access to all the relevant data in one place.