Michael Maglio

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Mike is a third generation genealogist with 30 years of experience.  His father-in-law, Warren F. Clark (author of Hathorn/Harthorn: The Ancestors and Descendants of William Hathorn of Cushing, Maine), greatly influenced and sparked his interest in genealogy.  Warren’s aunt, Mary French (Cheney) Clark, started the family history in 1900.  For Mike there were too many mysteries in his family, a Scottish side no one knew and an Irish side no one would talk about.  Solving these mysteries and others like them has become Mike’s passion.

Mike is a professional genealogist, writer, and speaker.  He graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Engineering and has spent his career developing collaborative technologies.  As a genetic genealogist, Mike advises on the use of DNA as a tool for genealogy through his site - OriginsDNA.com.  His focus combines science and history to unravel ancestral genetic migrations.
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Mike offers genealogy services through his site OriginHunters.com and writes about his experiences here at OriginHunters.blogspot.com.  He is an active speaker, presenting a variety of genealogy topics throughout the New England area.

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Mike was born and raised in Massachusetts.  He is the son of an Irish-Italian father from the Northeast and Scotch-German mother from the Midwest.  Mike lives with his wife, an artist and a writer, his three children, a Great Dane and two cats in Northborough, MA.


  1. Dear Mr. Maglio,
    With great interest I read your article “ Origin Hunters” partly because my family descends most probably from Them, being G2a2a1-PF3177 (ISOGG 2014).
    In your article is a Figure 8 - Generalized Migration Flow - G2a3b1 (ISOGG 2011 )
    That I liked so much that I placed it on my webpage, of course with a link to you.
    These days Burat Mulatov, a pen friend from Russia, sent me the book:
    “ Researches on ethnogenesis, Ethnogenomics and DNA genealogy of the world's peoples” Part 3, R. R. Suyunov “ The genes of our ancestors”
    In this book is an article: Muratov B.A., Nochevnoy M.Y. “Cluster <Luba-Kuban and Jassic sub-branch G2a3b1a1b1”.
    Herein are the haplotypes of this cluster, divided per Caucasian Population.
    This page is translated in English.

    If You are interested I can sent you a JPG’s of the pages I made.
    Boed Marres
    Archivist of the Marres family
    Webmaster: www.marres.nl

  2. My ancestor, Jean Martin dit St-Martin, has the following results : http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/st.martin/results

    As you can see, there are a lot of similarities between him and William the Conqueror, especially for the first 12 markers... Does it mean something ?

    1. Hi,

      The similarity between the first 12 markers does mean that your ancestor and William the Conqueror belong to the same haplogroup - R1b. Based on your results, I would put a common ancestor back in time about 2,500 years.

      Thanks, Mike

  3. I am not sure what you are looking for ... But, as many other descendants of the Mayflower my family is related to several families. My father was the son of a son all the way back to Stephen Hopkins.... So our family name is still Hopkins. My mothers side is related to Priscilla and John Alden and Myles Standish and Richard Warren through both her father's and mother's side. Most of our family is still living on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I have had a DNA test done through Ancestry.com. Let me know if I can be of any help.

  4. I compared our 67 markers to Richard the Fearless and they are the same except for 9 that are one digit off. My haplogroup is R-Z205. Can anything be inferred from this?

  5. A great site Mike:

    As admin of a surname project (Farrar Farrow at FTDNA) I am constantly trying to run down my English Patriarch.

    There are over 40 members of the project who share R-Z93 as their hg, some are NPE's,others acquired their surnames at the time of the 1377 Poll Tax (Subsidy Rolls), all of us trace our ancestry to the northern counties of England, mostly Halifax Parish, West Riding Yorkshire, but also Durham, Perth (Scotland).

    The myth is that we descend from Henry De Ferrers, Master of Horse for William, but that is a myth I cannot confirm.

    The DNA is Scythian/Sarmatian, the GD of the furtherest "cousin" indicates that it arrived in England around the beginning of the 11th Century.

    I've considered Hungarian Gypsy, but rule that out as we are Z94 negative, same with Ashkenazi.

    I've ruled out Iazyge, Sarmatian auxillaries of the 6th Roman Legion..GD is too close, for such ancient ancestors.

    I am left with Alani. A Sarmatian tribe that settled in
    Armorica (Brittany).

    And current hypothesis is Alan Rufus (Alan the Red) both his names indicate a Sarmatian ancestry. He was a trusted lieutenant of William, was given many fiefdoms, the only Breton to be awarded honors by William and established his seat at Richmond, North Yorkshire.

    The curious thing is that R-Z93+, Z94- is not found in Western Europe, nor in the British Isles, outside of it's concentration in Yorkshire and the northern counties, including southern Scotland.

    Hoping that your tools might assist.

  6. My last name (Lapp) is a Sami (and later Amish) name. The Sami are the White indigenous tribe herding caribou in Siberia. I am trying to find out about their origins, and wonder, from your work on the Huns, if they are related to Native Americans.


  7. why is their no MTDNA haplogroup D listed?