Members of our project have ancestry from the former Spiš County now Slovakia. Spiš or Szepes Comitat was the northernmost county of the historic Kingdom of Hungary; the 4th largest source of Slovak emigrants to the USA. This DNA project provides a forum for our members with common genetic genealogy interests in the region. See a village list under the Background tab. Membership requirements are based on the following criteria: 1) Members must have at least one branch of their pedigree documented from Spiš County Slovakia. The group administrator will cross check member's links to the region prior to members joining via the Join Request button. 2) Your DNA testing must be representative of the ancestor(s) from the region and test results include the branch that is representing the connection to the project. 3) The project welcomes members who have tested Y, mt-DNA, FamilyFinder (autosomal) DNA, and autosomal transfers from other genetic genealogy companies. We are interested in growing our membership through autosomal DNA testing. Genetic matches on all branches of one's family tree may link to a greater number of people from the region. Knowing the surnames associated, may lead to an increased understanding of our member's shared matches. Limiting membership to those with ancestry specifically from the geographic region AND whose DNA results represents ancestors from the region permits our statistical results to be representative of the region and valid for academic study. I look forward to meeting new project members and assisting in understand our project member's results. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the GA. We look forward to you joining us.