Malta

Maltese DNA
  • 472 members

About us

The Malta project has two main goals: 1. One is to investigate the ethnic and genetic diversity of the Maltese Islands as shown through the DNA of the descendants of those born in Malta and Gozo. In most cases project members will be the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Maltese. But, through the genetic story told in their yDNA and mtDNA, we can discover the heritage of Maltese over the centuries. We hope that some of what we learn through the results of this project can contribute to the knowledge of human migrations being studied by population geneticists. 2. The second goal, especially as we recruit more members, is to actually establish connections--a common ancestor--between some members. Genetic genealogy is a new tool in genealogy research that can supplement and help make breakthroughs in traditional records-based research. Once that common ancestor has been discovered, then much more productive research in the records can help fill out family trees. Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree http://www.isogg.org/tree/ **NOTE: This is a Geographic DNA Project (not a surname project). This means the project is only open those who are Maltese or of Maltese descent. If you have a surname that is similar to a Maltese surname, but you are not Maltese or of Maltese descent, you will be removed.**