JewishGen Scandinavi

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Scandinavia SIG is one of JewishGen's Special Interest Groups with the specific goal to promote Jewish genealogical and historical research in Scandinavia. Scandinavia SIG is a forum for researchers with Jewish roots in Scandinavia (Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark) and also in former Danish colonies and protectorates: Schleswig-Holstein (now in Germany), Guinea (on the Gold Coast of Africa), Tranquebar, the Danish West Indies, (now the U.S. Virgin Islands), the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland.Participation Requirements: You should have confirmed Jewish ancestry from the geographic region described above, on your matrilineal or patrilineal line. Those who do not qualify for this project are encouraged to visit JewishGen's Genealogy by Genetics website at http://www.jewishgen.org/dna/ for other Jewish DNA projects, or Family Tree DNA's website for a comprehensive list of Family Tree DNA projects. We recommend a minimum of 37 markers for paternal lines and mtDNAPlus (HVR1 & HVR2) for maternal lines for the best results of this study. However, all qualifying individuals are welcome to participate with any test you can (or are willing to) afford. Those who start with lower level tests will have an opportunity to purchase upgrades later. After your results are in... * Please specify your earliest known patrilineal and/or matrilineal ancestor(s) and the town they were from under the User Preferences tab of your myFTDNA webpage. * Follow the instructions on your User Preferences page to specify the town of origin by latitude/longitude. This will mark your town on the member distribution map below. * Upload a GEDCOM showing your qualifying patrilineal and/or matrilineal ancestry to your myFTDNA webpage.You should have confirmed Jewish ancestry from the geographic region described above, on your matrilineal or patrilineal line. Those who do not qualify for this project are encouraged to visit JewishGen's Genealogy by Genetics website at http://www.jewishgen.org/dna/ for other Jewish DNA projects, or Family Tree DNA's website for a comprehensive list of Family Tree DNA projects.