The roots of the Baumgartners and their many name variants (Baumgardner, Bomgardner, Baumgarten, Bumgarner, Bomgarner, etc.) lie largely in Central and Western Europe over the past 500-1000 years, mainly in Austria and Switzerland, small parts of Southern Germany and some parts of modern Eastern France and modern North Italy with german language background. It is estimated that there are as many as 1000 different genetic lines. DNA testing can help families to trace their roots and find relatives both in the New and Old Worlds.
Grouping: Crucial for the formation of a separate group (see Method) are the following features:
- The presence of one sufficiently accurate profile (e.g. 37 STR-Markers and Deepclade SNP test)
- The participation of sufficient similar profiles in the Baumgartner Y-DNA project
- The matching male line ancestor information. Please add yours in My Account > Personal Profile > Most Distant Paternal Ancestor. It is suggested to add the name/s, year/s, location/s - e.g. "John Baumgartner, 1673-1736, Innsbruck Tyrol", set the Country of Origin e.g. "Austria" and the Location coordinates.
Please mind that you should see your nearest matches under myFTDNA > Y-DNA > Matches. There you probably can find the contact informations of every member of your group (cluster).
The group header when possible describes the SNPs characterizing the group and provides guidance on how further information can be determined. When a group member has many STR markers and/or SNPs tested, this information will benefit the other group members.
How to order single SNPs:
- Login to FTDNA (MyFTDNA) > Order an Upgrade > Order an Advanced Test > Select Filter Test Type SNP
- Search for recommended SNP (e.g. Lxyz) and Add it to the cart. Repeat the last step for additional SNPs.
- Make your order clicking on Next, etc.
Haplogroup projects are good to see near matches (if you have more then 30 STR-Markers and/or SNPs tested) and to get expert advise on SNP subclades.
Major Haplogroup projects: E1b1b1 (M35+), G, I1 (M253+), I2b1 (M223+), J (J1+J2 M304+), R1a1a (M198+), R1b (P312+), R1b (U106+), R1b (U152+)
If you know the paternal origin join also geographical Y-DNA Projects: Alpine DNA (), German Language Area DNA (1841), Switzerland, French Heritage DNA (1682)