My FamilyTree DNA Latvia Project Website- Background
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The Latvia project is a dual Y-DNA / mtDNA project created for individuals descended from families that have their earliest-known origins in what is now Latvia. Over past centuries, parts of Latvia belonged politically at various times to Russia, Poland, Germany, and Sweden. Populations moved to and from the neighbouring states of Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, and the Ukraine. DNA of families of Latvian origin could exhibit Baltic, western European, eastern European, Jewish, or other characteristics. This group will allow those who have a family geographic origin in Latvia to compare their DNA with that of their geographic neighbours and, possibly, find family matches.