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The DNA profile of the House of Osman

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The DNA of the famous House of Osman

The House of Osman refers to the family or dynasty that founded the Ottoman Empire and ruled for about 600 years, from the late 13th century until the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 1922. The dynasty is named after its founder and first sultan, Osman I, who established the empire around 1299. The Ottomans were son-Ottomans, named after their father or ancestor Osman, hence the name of the dynasty and the empire.

Even though the Ottoman Empire was a complex society with many different ethnic groups, the House of Osman claims to be descended from Turkish tribal leaders from Anatolia. Their rule extended not only across what is now Turkey, but expanded to three continents, including parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa, with significant influences on the history of these regions.

Members of the House of Osman trace their patrilineal lineage back to a certain Ertugrul, a legendary figure in Turkish history who is said to have lived in the 13th century. Turkish tradition holds that Ertugrul was the founder and leader of the Kayi tribe, from which the Ottomans emerged. His son, Osman I, led the tribe to power and established the Ottoman Dynasty.

The family tree of the House of Osman has not only political but also religious significance, as the Ottoman Empire claimed the leadership of Islam through the office of Caliph, which it held from the 16th century after the conquest of Egypt. Therefore, the family tree of the House of Osman is also an important document for Islamic history.

In expanding the empire, the Ottomans implemented a series of administrative and military reforms that enabled them to successfully integrate different peoples and cultures. The expansion of the Ottoman Empire was also a period of intense cultural exchange in which many different cultures met and interacted.

The end of the Ottoman Empire and the establishment of modern Turkey in 1922 did not mean the end of the House of Osman. After the demise of the monarchy, members of the royal family were exiled from Turkey. They were not allowed to return until 1974.

Nowadays, the House of Osman strives to preserve its heritage and insists on its symbolic importance in Turkish society. Although they no longer play an official political role, the descendants of the Ottomans are still present in Turkish culture and are ambassadors of their royal origin. In doing so, they also have a certain status by running international foundations and social institutions and regularly participating in public events.

Over the centuries, the House of Osman has thus played a significant role in shaping the history and culture not only of Turkey, but also far beyond. Their influence and legacy continue to shape the identity and self-image of many people in these regions.

The House of Osman belongs to the haplogroup R-M417 in the paternal line.

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Unveiling Hidden Lineages: My Astonishing Ancestral Discovery with iGENEA DNA Testing

Detailing my experience with the seamless process of DNA testing at iGENEA and revealing an astonishing ancestral connection to Das Haus Osman, the noble line of the Ottoman sultans, a journey of scientific discovery and historical revelation. (A. Jillett)

To say that the processing of my DNA test with iGENEA was efficient would be an understatement. From the swift and non-invasive collection of DNA samples to the detailed reporting, the entire process was seamless and user-friendly. But what truly took my breath away was the revelation that I share common ancestors with Das Haus Osman, an aristocratic dynasty from which the sultans of the Ottoman Empire descended!

The DNA testing kit was sent promptly after my order, and collection of the sample proved simple, even for someone like me who's not particularly scientifically inclined. It was also a surprisingly non-invasive process, not requiring blood or any other such bodily fluids. Simply a swab inside my cheek and it was done.

iGENEA's customer service was responsive and provided comprehensive answers to my numerous queries throughout the process. This made me feel quite supported, augmenting my confidence in the integrity of the testing and reporting process.

However, the real surprise, joy, and wonder came with the results. As soon as I accessed my online report, my heart skipped a beat. It indicated that I share common ancestry with Das Haus Osman, the noble line from which the Ottoman Empire's sultans emerged! All this time, I had no idea that such an illustrious and historic lineage coursed through my veins.

I was provided a thorough explanation of our genetic connections, complete with a richly detailed historical background. This helped contextualize my findings, rendering them even more fascinating. It was like stepping back in time, tracing the palpable threads of history that link me to figures of such monumental historical significance.

Establishing this kind of connection to my own past has been a truly transformative experience. The realization that I am a part of something so much greater, a story that spans centuries and continents, is simultaneously humbling and empowering. And it’s all thanks to iGENEA. My only wish now? To delve deeper into this newfound history, this shared connection, this collective and personal story that has been unveiled!

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After we have received the samples it normally takes 6 weeks for the fist results. Depending on the chosen test the result is thus already fully ready or further analysis are done.

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