Projet Romandie ADNy

Swiss Romandy yDNA
  • 214 members

About us

PARTNERSHIP WITH FONDATION ARCHIVES VIVANTES

A partnership between the Swiss Romandy yDNA Project and the Fondation Archives Vivantes (FAV) of Switzerland was 
officially introduced at the FAV's Annual General Assembly held on February 14, 2020 . Please note that FAV offers to act a proxy for any individual who would rather keep his identity absolutely private. The Fondation can be reached at : archivesvivantes@net2000.ch.

The goal of the Swiss Romandy yDNA Project is to compare the yDNA (DNA of the Y chromosome) of families from the French-speaking part of Switzerland (Romandy), in order to estimate how closely they are related and to learn about their origins. The map at  
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suisse_romande#/media/File:Sprachen_CH_2000_fr.png
shows the Romandie area in green.


REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP

Eligible people are men whose direct paternal line (father's father's father etc.)

(1) lived in the French-speaking part of Switzerland
(2) had a surname that held citizenship in a French-speaking Swiss community before 1800 according to the Register of Swiss Surnames at

http://www.hls-dhs-dss.ch/famn/index.php?lg=e .

Women, and men whose French Swiss ancestry is from non-paternal lines, may participate by recruiting a male relative who meets the criteria above, to supply a DNA sample.