Open to all Assyrian, Chaldean, Syriac, Jewish, Mandaean, Samaritan and other Aramaic speakers. The Aramaic dialects spoken as the vernacular of the Christian, Jewish, Mandaean, Samaritan and other populations inhabiting the Fertile Crescent, and those of the respective Diaspora communities, have survived, in one form or another, for millennia. Are you curious about your ancestral origins? Genetic genealogy has quickly become, and will likely remain, the most effective means for discovering one's ancestral roots. mtDNA testing (for women and men) examines the unique type of DNA contained in our mitochondrial cells. Mitochondrial DNA is unique because it is passed down from mother to child more or less unchanged for generations. Y-DNA testing (for men only) examines the unique type of DNA contained in in a man's Y-chromosome. Y-chromosome DNA is unique because it is passed down from father to son more or less unchanged for generations.