Welcome to the Haplogroups sub-site of the Dowling One Name Study
This sub-section of the Dowling site is to show more information on the test results from DNA. To make it more interesting I have merged some anthropology into the beginning of the techincal haplogroup tree. This is not the site for a creationist! One of my favourite sayings is that documentary records are precise but prone to inaccuracy and DNA results are accurate but prone to imprecision. You will get the idea when all the technical groups become a blur!
What is important to remember is that most, if not all, of the DNA results will improve with time as more people take the tests. My dream is that eventually the connections between branches will become more precise but, of course, we will not necessarily be able to say what that connection's name is...
For Dowling's it is worth noting, as we go so far back in time, that the ancient Irish would have claimed their surname from a female line as well as a male line. It is nothing to be to annoyed about as at that time other communities were not even using surnames yet!
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Thanks for dropping in.
Brian Thomas Dowling (1955 - )