What You’ll Get
- Simple, intuitive and dynamic user interface
- Easy to understand match results
- Genetic and statistical calculation showing the relationship between your and King Niall
- Includes lineage information & raw data comparisons
- Print match results & comparison details. Select from 4 certificate styles
- Read about the rich history & how each DNA profile was generated
- Published source of information provided for all profiles
- Search maternal lines, paternal lines & other family members
How It Works
Compare your DNA to Niall of the Nine Hostages to see if you may have descended from the same lineage. Begin by testing Y-DNA. Once your test is complete, login to your account and start comparing.
Create a Free Account
Create your free DNA Access account.
Test your DNA
Order a Y-DNA test. Collect a painless mouth swab using the supplies provided in the kit. Mail samples back to the lab for testing.
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Once your results are available, they will be uploaded to your account. You can start using all our FREE ancestry apps immediately.
Your link to Niall of the Nine Hostages
Find out if you are one of the 3 million “descendants of Niall.”
Read the story behind how Niall became king and of his great conquests.
Find out how the Y-DNA profile of the Uí Néill dynasty was uncovered.
Learn how your Y-DNA can tell you whether you from the prehistoric Irish High King Niall.
Who you can compare against with this web app
1 profile included in this web app:
Individuals who descend from the same paternal lineage have the same Y-DNA short tandem marker profile
Two types of DNA markers are used by genealogists to trace family lineage: mtDNA markers and Y-DNA short tandem repeat markers.
The Y chromosome signature of descendants of Niall was uncovered in 2006 when DNA investigations looked at a common Y-DNA profile in Irish men.
This web app compares your Y-DNA profiles to the Y-DNA profile of Uí Néill or “descendants of Niall,” to see whether you descended from the same paternal line.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have mtDNA and/or Y-DNA makers to use this free web app?
Yes, this web app is only available to users who have taken the mtDNA and/or Y-DNA STR Test. Once you have mtDNA and Y-DNA markers, you can have limitless free access to more DNA Access-powered free web applications from a variety of ancestry categories like royalty, world leaders, founding fathers, forensic finds, and more!
How do I use this web app?
DNA Access will let you know when your mtDNA and/or Y-DNA STR marker results are ready. Testing begins as soon as samples arrive at the laboratory, and the results are released and uploaded immediately to your user account once testing is complete. You can simply log into your DNA Access account to access all the free Ancestry web app.
Yes, DNA Access works with user accounts. If you have already taken the mtDNA and Y-DNA STR test, you can simply sign in to your DNA Access account to view your match results on the web. If you have not tested your mtDNA and/or Y-DNA STR marker, you will need to create a DNA Access account with the registration key on your test kit.
DNA Access performs analysis on your DNA data. To get more markers, upgrades can be ordered directly from your DNA Access user account. All prices shown are in U.S. dollars, and all orders will be charged in U.S. dollars.
Both males and females can take the mtDNA test to trace their maternal line. Only males can take the Y-DNA test to trace their paternal line because only males have Y-DNA. For a female to trace her own paternal line, she would need to test a paternal relative, such as her brother, father, paternal uncles (father’s brother), paternal male cousins (father’s brother’s sons).