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This is me with my 3 sons Alexander, Fraser, and Callum. My name is Tyrone Bowes and I am an experienced Biotechnologist. I was born in Ireland and have always been curious about my origins. As I grew up I had an interest in Biology, History, and Geography and chose to pursue my interest in Biology, which is my first love. I obtained a Diploma with Distinction in Biology in 1995, and a 1st Class Honours Degree in Biotechnology in 1998. I then pursued a personal interest in Neuropathies, as my father died from Motor Neuron Disease in 1992. I was subsequently awarded a PhD in Neuroimmunology in 2003 (my CV).
Becoming a Genetic Genealogist; As soon as I found out about commercial testing of DNA in 2003 I signed up and had my families DNA tested. By combining my interest in Biology, History, and Geography, I have been able to piece together the clues of as to my origins. It turns out that the Surnames of the people that one matches through DNA testing are literally a 'snapshot' of one's medieval ancestors neighbours. Put simply, when the Normans arrived in England and surnames came into common use, your ancestor picked his, and his neighbours/relatives picked other surnames. Early 19th Century census data shows surnames localised to the area where they first arose, hence by examining the Surname distribution pattern of one's 'Genetic Matches' it is possible to pinpoint one's 'Genetic Homeland.' This is the area where your ancestor lived for 100's if not 1,000's of years. Although this analytical research method was originally applied to those with Irish and Scottish heritage, I discovered it could be applied to those with English ancestry and an example can be read here. If you wish to watch a short You Tube video tutorial demonstrating how to use your DNA to pinpoint your English Genetic Homeland click here. For a FREE CONSULTATION click here to contact me.