Podhale Region

Finding your Slovak and Polish Goral Roots
  • 56 members

About us

1) To collect DNA samples for surnames specifically linked to the Podhale Regions in Southern Poland.
2) To establish a corresponding Podhale Region DNA database correlating with the pedigrees generated by conventional genealogy.
3) To formalize an academic review of the project results.
4) To provide means to sample DNA test candidates in the United States and the villages themselves. Project participants may test personally or sponsor testing of their ancestral surnames overseas. The GA may be able to assist in identifying test candidates overseas. Contact the GA for more details.
5) To assist project participants in identifying their link to the particular Geographic Region, whenever possible, prior to their participation in the project. This may lead to greater understanding of their genetic matches.
6) The GA will personally cross check ancestral information against her private database or available records.
7) To continue to identify key documentation (village histories, church histories, etc) for our ancestors AND immigrants for the purposes of furthering our genealogy efforts! GA note: Genealogy assistance to confirm ancestry is on a limited basis. Certain conditions and limitations apply.
8) The GA will then work with the participant to generate a Y-Chromosome DNA Chart or mT-DNA chart and determine if a suitable DNA donor can be identified. 
9) To encourage fuller participation in DNA testing through autosomal testing! The GA participates in classes and seminars to improve the member's understanding of the autosomal matches.
10) Membership into the FT-DNA project is free, as is joining any FT-DNA Project.

If you are unable to participate at this time, perhaps you would consider sponsoring a DNA candidate's test kit in whole or in part. Simply click on the 'Contribute to the surname Project General Fund' tab located to the left. Thanks.