Alpine DNA Project - AlpGen Genealogy- Background
Adige, Agosti, Alpin, Alpine, Alpino, Altdorf, Alto Adige, Anabaptists, Aosta, Asolo, Austria, Bastianello, Bavaria, Bayern, Bellinzona, Berra, Bolzano, Bozen, Brixen, Brunello, Carinthia, Chur, Cimbri, Corradin, Drau, Eisack, Enego, Etsch, France, Friuli, Furlan, Germany, Graubünden, Graz, Grischun, Hall, Hautes-Alpes, Hutterer, Hutterites, Inn, Innsbruck, Italy, Kärnten, Klagenfurt, Kufstein, Ladiner, Ladini, Ladins, Liechtenstein, Lienz, Lombardia, Meran, Mòcheno, Nones, Occitan, Österreich, Paganin, Piemonte, Romansh, Rovereto, Salzburg, Savoie, Schwaz, Schweiz, Sion, Slovenia, Sondrio, Soraruf, South Tyrol, Steiermark, Styria, Südtirol, Switzerland, Telfs, Ticino, Tirol, Tiroler, Trentino, Trento, Treviso, Tyrol, Tyroler, Uri, Valais, Veneto, Venezia, Verbania, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Verona, Wallis, Zambanini, Zimbern
For everyone who can trace back ancestors (paternal Y-DNA, maternal mtDNA, min. 1/8 of the genome = autosomal DNA = one greatgrandparent) to Alpine valleys.
Should you join this young (May 2012) volunteer group? Read FTDNA DNA-Projects FAQ and see what ancestors are interesting for this project:
- ALPINE-ISOLATE: by genealogy to an alpine isolate (small far off valley, difficult to access, etc.).
- ALPINE: by genealogy to alpine places.
- ALPINE-BORDERS: by genealogy to a region bordering to the Alps (includes bordering hills and greater valley settlements).
- ALPINE-PROBABLY: by good evidence from the Alps (max. 20 generations ago).
- MINORITY: from an minority that maybe have not admixted much with other alpine populations and not lived many generations in the Alps.
- CENTRAL-EUROPEAN: from Central Europe (not over 400 km away from the Alps).
- ALPINE-ANCIENT?: by Haplogroup history or DNA-admixture maybe from the Alps (over 20 generations ago).
- OUTSIDERS?: you don't fit in one of the above groups and your benefit by joining is probably low.
Name indications of the Y-DNA groups: First the main haplogroup and terminal SNPs are showed, then the past should be visible by 700 year steps. Ca. year 1300 by positions of the member ancestors. Ca. year 600 by first proposed position/culture. Ca. year 100 BC by proposed position/culture in parentesis. The grouping goal is to find clusters with Common Ancestor (see also MRCA) not more then 3,000 years ago. The prediction is higly speculative and can only be made if a 37/67 marker profile is in the group and public FTDNA-Projects Matches (or elsewhere) are available. Please correct errors and send additional information. More informations: Y-DNA Grouping explanation and sources (Results)
Join here when logged in in you FTDNA Account, you can also click "Join Request" in the menu bar.
This is a project with no commercial intentions.
For finegrained clustering and optimal paternal discoveries we recommend to join the main Projects for your (alpine) Y-DNA Haplogroup: R1b (U152, U106), I1-NCE / I1-M253, E1b-M35 (M2), J (J1/J2), R1a-M198 (R1a-Y), G, I2a-P37.2/I2b-M223/I2b-L38, L, T, Q. For more Haplogroup Projects login to myFTDNA and look here: E (4), G (3), I (11), J (17), L (4), Q (2), R (37), T (2).
Co-Admins wanted: experts for all Y-haplogroups except J (please write your experience/projects)
Contact: alp.gen.or.at (for Mail change first Point with @, Website for admixture etc. under construction)
FTDNA Y-DNA & mtDNA AlpGen Project
alp.gen.or.at (Website for admixture etc. under construction)
Forum MolGen.org AlpGen Thread
For FTDNA customers with paternal (Y-DNA) and/or maternal (mtDNA) and/or autosomal DNA ancestry (by genealogy) from the Alps: the european mountain valleys stretching from Austria (Österreich) and Slovenia (Slovenija) in the east through Italy (Italia), Switzerland (Schweiz - Suisse - Svizzera - Svizra), Liechtenstein, Germany (Deutschland), France and Monaco in the west.
Core Alpine DNA places: Tyrol (Nordtirol, Osttirol), South Tyrol (Südtirol - Alto Adige), Trentino (Welschtirol), Salzburg, Carinthia (Kärnten - Koroška - Koruška), Styria (Steiermark - Štajerska - Stájerország), Graubünden (Grischun - Grisons - Grigioni), Sondrio (Sunder - Sünders), Ticino (Tessin), Uri, Valais (Wallis), Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Aosta (Aoste - Outa), Savoie (Savouè d’Avâl - Savoia), Hautes-Alpes (Auts Aups).
Border Alpine DNA places: Allgäu, Upper Bavaria (Oberbayern), Upper Austria (Oberösterreich - Horní Rakousy), Lower Austria (Niederösterreich - Dolní Rakousy - Alsó-Ausztria), Carniola (Kranjska - Krain - Krajna), Slovenian Littoral (Primorska - Litorale - Küstenland), Udine (Udin - Videm - Weiden), Belluno (Beilun, Belum, Belùn), Treviso (Trevixo), Vicenza, Verona (Dietrichsbern), Brescia (Brèsa), Bergamo (Bèrghem), Lecco, Como (Còmm), Varese (Varès - Väris), Vercelli (Vërsej), Biella, Turin (Torino), Cuneo (Coni), Alpes-Maritimes (Aups Maritims), Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (Aups d'Auta Provença), Haute-Savoie (Savouè d’Amont), Vaud (Waadt - Vad), Fribourg (Freiburg), Bern (Berne - Berna), Obwalden, Schwyz (Svitto), Glarus (Glaris - Glarona - Glaruna), St. Gallen (Saint-Gall - San Gallo - Son Gagl), Vorarlberg
Rhaeto-Romance minorities (language, old culture): Romansh, Ladins, Furlan. Candidates: Nones/Solandro.
German minorities: Cimbrian (Upper German - Bavarian dialect)/Zimbern/Cimbri in Trentino, Verona, Vicenza, Belluno (Lusern, Roana, Seven Communities, Giazza/Glietzen,...) and Mócheno in Trentino.
Slovenes minorities: in Carinthia and Udine
Interesting population history: Saas Valley (isolated alemann settlers?), Anniviers (Hungarian roots?), Valdôtains (border situation, Arpitan in Italy).
Romance /French: Franco-Provençal/Arpitan/Romand, Occitan. Italian dialects: Gallo-Italian, Venet. Upper German dialects: Southern Bavarian, Central Bavarian, Low- High and Highest Alemannic, Swabian)
Religious minorities/migrants: Anabaptists (Hutterites and also Mennonites & Amish)
Alpine Diaspora: Puerto Tirol (Argentina), Colonia Tirol (Brazil), Tirol (Romania), Villa General Belgrano (Brazil), Oxapampa (Peru), Swabian (South German) emigration to Transylvania/Siebenbürgen - see Danube Swabians.
Please join also the other geographical projects that are relevant to you: Switzerland, North Italy, Ladinia, Slovenia, Friuli Venezia Giulia, German Language area, Italy.
Y-DNA Surname projects and pages with Alpine origin/distribution:
- Baumgartner different Haplogroups with origins in Switzerland, Austria and Germany.
- Bertschinger R1b incl. Persinger from USA. Origins in Eastern Switzerland / Graubünden?
- Hauri yDNA Project @FTDNA G2a-L140 incl. Haury from CH, FR, DE and Howery, Howry, Howrey from USA, originating in Beromünster, Luzern, Switzerland in the early 1300s
- Holiger Y-DNA J2a-L25 incl. Hullinger from USA with ancestor Henri Holiger of Boniswyl, Aargau, Switzerland, born in 1425.
- Gavanesche Y-DNA E1b-L609 with origin in Montafon Valley, Voralberg, Austria
- Rottensteiner Y-DNA. Rottensteiner from Tyrol, Salzburg, Lower Austria. Oldest line arround 1530 in South Tyrol.
- Zelger Y-DNA. L-M317 Zelger from Tyrol, Switzerland, USA.
LInks concerning Alpine DNA:
Some Videos about Alps, Alpine people and culture:
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