This dual project tries to group together all those tested by FTDNA (or other DNA genealogy companies) in order to analyze their test results and identify patterns that would allow group members to see how they relate to each other. Some will be closely related, while others not. Note: If you were already tested by the National Genographic Project and have already learned about your deep ancestry, your results can be transferred to Family Tree DNA by accessing your report page and by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page "Learn more". Follow the procedures, fill in the form online and you will have an FTDNA account. This way you can then join our group.
Map of Romania - 1996: It is well known that Romania and its border areas were subjected to repeated invasions, colonization, infiltration, population relocation and displacement, for more than 2,000 years. We anticipate, as a result, to reveal a very heterogeneous genetic makeup. Map of the Roman Empire - 150 AD:
During many centuries, colonization, adoptions, name and/or religion changes would have "hidden" the true ancestral identity of many of us living today. However, genetics has the great potential today to unlock these mysteries of the past. This will become possible as more people will be tested and after reaching a critical mass. Who are we and where did we come from? How are we related to each other? How do we fit in the larger European or World genetic map? These are just a few questions we're embarking on answering. A recent presentation on DNA and its genealogical applications: http://dirkschweitzer.net/GeneticGenealogy-DS.pdf
Understanding the historical origins of Y-DNA Haplogroups: http://www.kerchner.com/haplogroups-ydna.htm
Origins, age, spread and ethnic association of European haplogroups and subclades: http://www.eupedia.com/europe/origins_haplogroups_europe.shtml