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New DNA regions in Ireland launched by Ancestry

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Ancestry has announced that it has added 73 new regions in Ireland to its DNA database, making 92 regions in total.

This update may connect those who have taken an Ancestry DNA test with migration trails of geographical locations they hadn't yet discovered.

How do I access the new regions?

Simply follow the below steps:

Log into the ancestry website and select the DNA tab and then 'ethnicity estimate'.

Click 'all regions tested' as below:

Select 'Europe'

Scroll down to Ireland

 

Work through the regions

 

Dave Rooney, director of International Analytics for Ancestry IE said on a blog at Ancestry: 'When we launched Ancestry’s detailed genetic regions in March last year we knew it was a major step in the journey for us to empower customer journeys of self-discovery. Back then we were proud to have the granularity in our database to be able to detect 13 distinct genetic regions in Ireland, helping tell the story of Irish migration throughout the world.

'Now, 18 months and 10 million DNA tests later, we are now even prouder to offer 92 distinct regions in Ireland. We now have the capability to break the Irish population down by province, county and in some cases, parish!

'Our DNA science team has made this possible by combining Ancestry’s unique DNA network of over 10 million customers and over 80 million family trees. Remember this is neither the beginning nor the end of the journey – the more DNA samples that are added and family trees that are built the greater the granularity that will become available.'

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