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Investigating Viking ancestry on the Isle of Man

Researchers are doing a DNA study of residents of the Isle of Man to determine if Viking blood runs through their veins.

Now genealogists from the University of Leicester are using DNA tests to trace Manx ancestry back to the Viking era.

Local men with popular Manx surnames are being asked to give a DNA sample to help researchers explore the links between Y chromosomes, surnames and common ancestry.

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Story: BBC | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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