Mormon prophet Joseph Smith Jr.,was definitely descended from Niall of the Nine Hostages, an Irish chieftain of the fifth century, Ugo Perego, a senior DNA researcher at Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation has discovered.
The finding could have impact for Irish tourism as Mormons may want to visit the new ancestral land of their religion’s founder.
Recent DNA tests show that the Irish connection is even more certain for the founder of Mormonism and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
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