DNA shows Joseph Smith was Irish

08
Dec
King Niall

DNA shows Joseph Smith was Irish

Ugo Perego research – Joseph Smith English or Irish, probably Irish: Joseph Smith English or Irish SANDY, Utah — DNA research into Joseph Smith Jr.’s genealogy has turned up a surprise, according to Ugo Perego, director of operations at the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation: A rare DNA marker shows that the assumption Smith’s family line […]

The Irish Mormon Prophet

21
Dec

The Irish Mormon Prophet

The Smith’s DNA was not like any Smith in England that Perego could find. Perego began DNA detective work — trying to find a close match. After narrowing his search he discovered that the Smith family DNA matched very closely with the many descendants of “Niall of the Nine Hostages,” a fifth-century Irish warlord who […]

Joseph Smith Jr. Now Even More Irish

21
Mar
Ireland

Joseph Smith Jr. Now Even More Irish

Mormon prophet Joseph Smith Jr., was shown in 2008┬áto have descended from Irish royalty. Ugo Perego, a senior researcher at Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation, said recent DNA tests show the connection is even more certain. In 2008 Perego found a DNA connection between Joseph Smith, the first prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of […]