Swedish Colonial Society

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This is a study of the DNA of direct descendants of the Forefathers listed on the Swedish Colonial Society website: https://colonialswedes.net/

Descendants who are male and are a proven (paper trail) direct paternal descendant of one of the Forefathers will take the Y-DNA test. Please take at least the 37 Marker Y-DNA test. This will establish each Forefather's DNA lineage. Direct paternal descendants may or may not carry the Forefather's surname due to the Patronymic naming system.

Descendants who are male or female and who have one or more of the Forefathers in their ancestry, whether they carry the surname of that Forefather or not, will take the Family Finder test (autosomal DNA). This will identify the Chromosomes that are unique to the Forefathers and Foremothers, their wives.

Descendants who are male or female whether they carry the surname of one of the Forefathers or not, who are a direct maternal descendant of the wife of a Forefather (a Foremother), will take the mtDNA test (Mitochondrial DNA). This will determine which mtDNA Haplogroup we can attribute to each Foremother.