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Das DNA Profil von Niall of the Nine Hostages

Are you related to the Irish High King?

Find out with a DNA origin analysis from iGENEA and also compare yourself with many other famous people!

Over 2 million living descendants?

Like Colla Uais, Niall was a primal king of Ireland and the father of millions of descendants. He lived in the 5th century and died about 455 AD. Studies have identified a profile shared by many men in Ireland and Scotland. Whether this profile matches that of King Niall is not fully understood. If it does, Niall belonged to haplogroup R1b.

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Unveiling My Ancestral Lineage with iGENEA: How I Discovered My Ties to Irish Royalty

Engaging with iGENEA for a DNA test, I unraveled my lineage tracing back to Niall of the Nine Hostages, a legendary Irish warlord. The process with iGENEA was remarkably smooth, and my results were jaw-dropping. (W. Andreck)

Having always held a deep fascination for the enigma that is human genealogy, I made the decision to explore my ancestry in-depth with the reputable DNA testing company, iGENEA. The whole process began for me when I ordered the iGENEA Basic Test, an experience overshadowed by a thrilling anticipation of what I was about to discover.

Having swabbed my cheek and sent off my sample, I then had to contain my impatient curiosity while waiting for my results. iGENEA certainly made a positive impression on me during this period with their proficient service. My testing kit arrived speedily and came with comprehensive instructions that ensured the sample collection process was entirely untroubled. I appreciated receiving updates about the progress of my test, which served to engage my interest throughout the entire procedure.

With my results delivered faster than I had anticipated, I was pleasantly taken aback to discover that I share common ancestors with the notable Irish figure, Niall of the Nine Hostages. This figure is a legendary 5th-century warlord known for his prowess in battle and his notorious kidnappings. As someone with Irish heritage, this connection to an illustrious Irish forebearer sent a surge of pride and wonder coursing through me.

While I’d always been aware that my family hailed from the Emerald Isle, the fact that I could trace my lineage directly back to such a pivotal figure in Ireland’s history was a tantalizing revelation indeed. The fact that Niall is thought to have ruled over much of ancient Ireland and is credited with the founding of the illustrious O’Neill dynasty made the discovery feel all the more significant.

In terms of the information provided by iGENEA, I was impressed by the level of detail in the results package. The company did an excellent job tracing my lineage not just to a vague geographical region or epoch but pinpointing a renowned historical figure. This made my ancestry feel alive and personal in a way I had not anticipated.

Overall, my experience with DNA processing using iGENEA was an incredible journey that allowed me to connect with my ancestry in a way I never thought was possible. The test results have given me numerous insights into Ireland, its history, and its people, and helped me better understand my unique place in this wonderful tapestry of humanity.


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Questions and answers about the DNA test

How long does a DNA origin analysis take?

After we have received the samples it normally takes 6 weeks for the fist results. Depending on the chosen test the result is thus already fully ready or further analysis are done.

How can I order a DNA origin analysis for someone else?

If you order and pay for a test set for somebody else online, the address of the other person under “Comments”. We will then send the collection kit to the address of this person. You can also place your order by phone or e-mail.

This is how the DNA origin analysis works

A Mucus Sample suffices to get a sample of your DNA. Taking the sample is simple and painless and can be done at home. Send the samples with the envelop included in the sampling kit.

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online after approx. 6-8 weeks

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