The Scandinavian Y-DNA Project- Background
The people of Northern Europe exist under harsh conditions. Throughout the middle ages the area was devastated by repeated plagues that reduced the original population. This has resulted in a limited gene pool. Though the countries that make up Scandinavian benefit from extensive genealogical records, surnames were adopted at a relatively late date in most Scandinavian countries. In Sweden it was not made law until 1901. This makes a geographic project the most logical vehicle for exploring genealogy and DNA. Matching must then be done without the assumption of shared surnames pointing to common genealogical ancestry. The Scandinavian Y-DNA Project exists to give genealogists of Scandinavian ancestry a way to connect to genealogically relevant matches.
- Karlsson, (2006) Y-chromosome Diversity in Sweden - A Long-time Perspective European Journal of Human Genetics, 1-8.
- Lappalainen, (2006)Regional differences among the Finns: A Y-chromosomal perspective Gene 376 (2), 207-215
- Rootsi, (2004)Phylogeography of Y-Chromosome Haplogroup I Reveals Distinct Domains of Prehistoric Gene Flow In Europe American Journal of Human Genetics, 75:128-137
- Underhill, (2000) Y Chromosome Sequence Variation and the History of Human Populations Nature Genetics, 26: 358-361.
- Underhill, (2001) The Phylogeography of Y Chromosome Binary Haplotypes and the Origins of Modern Human Populations Annals of Human Genetics, 65:43-62.
- Underhill, (2007) New Phylogenetic Relationships for Y-chromosome Haplogroup I: Reappraising its Phylogeography and Prehistory in Rethinking the Human Evolution, Mellars P, Boyle K, Bar-Yosef O, Stringer C, Eds. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge, UK, pp. 33-42.
- Y Chromosome Consortium (YCC)C), (2002)A Nomenclature System for the Tree of Human Y-Chromosomal Binary Haplogroups Genome Research, 12:339-348.
- The Sorenson Family of Companies non-profit Foundation's proprietary database: SMGF Database
Journals and News Letters
- American Journal of Human Genetics
- Annals of Human Genetics
- European Journal of Human Genetics
- Family Tree DNA Newsletter: Facts & Genes
- Family Tree DNA Newsletter: Facts & Genes Archives
- Genome Research
- Human Genetics
- Journal of Genetic Genealogy
- Society for Molecular Biology
Websites about Y-Chromosome DNA
Country Geographic Projects
Common Y-DNA Haplogroup Projects
Y-DNA Haplogroup Projects are recommended in addition to geographic projects. All members, and especially those who also wish to explore their deeper ancestry (beyond genealogy and historical sources), are encouraged to join their relevant Y-haplogroup projects.
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