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The DNA profile of Somerled

Are you descended from the legendary Scottish lord?

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

A progenitor of many Scottish clans...

According to legend, Somerled of Argyll, born around 1100 AD, was descended from Irish kings. His DNA profile, on the other hand, proves his kinship with the Vikings, against whom he waged war.

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Unraveling Family Ties with Somerled: My Fascinating iGENEA DNA Testing Experience

Unveiling one's ancestral history can be a fascinating journey. For someone who shares common ancestors with Somerled, I delve into my personal experience with iGENEA DNA testing. I explain about the process, the breathtaking discovery, and how this has entirely reshaped my understanding of genealogy. (L. Hunsicker)

As an ardent enthusiast of genealogy, my curiosity piqued when I discovered the capabilities of DNA testing to unearth mysteries of our ancestry. Based on recommendations, I chose iGENEA, which offered specialized genealogy services. My journey with iGENEA was incredibly thrilling because I found I was related to Somerled, a legendary 12th-century Scottish warrior.

The process of dealing with iGENEA was seamless from start to finish. I ordered the Basic test initially. The kit arrived promptly bearing instructions to collect a buccal swab. The collection procedure was simple and painless, and the prepaid return envelope made it easy to send the sample back. IGENEA’s services were not only simple but safe too. They ensured complete data protection, which was one of my chief concerns.

After a wait of around 8 weeks, the moment finally arrived. Viewing detailed ancestral results was like glimpsing into the past. It was a profound moment when I discovered a connection to Somerled. While Somerled is a figure who weaved history in the Scottish Highlands, finding a link with him was both overwhelming and enlightening at the same time.

The report was incredibly detailed, offering information about haplogroups, migratory patterns, and potential familial connections. Discovering Somerled as a part of my family lineage was like reading an enthralling historical novel. It deepened my understanding of my family history and sparked excitement to share this information with my family.

The final part of my experience involved hypothetical common ancestor predictions by iGENEA. Using their databases, they predicted common ancestors. It was mind-boggling to find potential connections to notable historical figures beyond Somerled, further intensifying my passion for genealogy.

In conclusion, iGENEA’s DNA testing provided a wealth of information about my lineage while offering a thrilling experience reminiscing about ancient family members like Somerled. Their genetic genealogy service not only aims to establish a genealogical connection but allows us to connect with long-gone epochs and distinguished ancestors. I highly recommend their services to anyone on a quest to delve into the roots of their lineage!


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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.

Order test kit
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Take samples

at home, simple and painless

Send in samples

with the enclosed envelope


online after approx. 6-8 weeks

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