New Zealand DNA Project- Background





Updated 18 April 2014

Use the menu bar (and the drop-down menus) across the top of the project page to navigate to any page of the project website.

For both genealogy and DNA, I am here to aid.
You just need to ask.

New Zealand is a pacific nation which is populated by persons from probably every country (and ethnicity) on Earth.
If you have ancestors who travelled to New Zealand (male or female), please hit the "Join Request" button.

For the project to give meaningful information, all mtDNA and YDNA project members need to be placed into their "ancestor port/area arrival and settlement" categories, according to their DIRECT paternal ancestor's entry port and according to the direct maternal ancestor's entry port.  Please do not send me that information when the direct line is broken.  If you cannot do this, then please tell me.  (I do not require anyones ancestry but I encourage you to place such information in your personal FTDNA Home page).

Although it is best that female testers locate a male member of their family to test his Y-DNA as her/their proxy, I am happy to welcome those men and women who, for example have only tested Family Finder (FF) or have transferred their autosomal results from 23andMe or from AncestryDNA.
( Here is a hint for you if you have tested FF.

Once you (or anyone) joins a project, you can go to your FTDNA Home Page and hover your mouse over the FF Drop-down menu visible in the blue tool bar. Then select  "Advanced Matches" from that menu. Check FF and select whether you want to see your matches in either the full data base, or just in the specific projects that you have joined.

Because it is a pain switching from one window to another, I have three browsers, so that I can get the same person’s Home page up showing different reports for the same tester all at the same time.)

What follows is a map of just where New Zealand is in terms of the world
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A New Zealand data base of Family Trees can be located at
But this site hosts more than just a data base - much more!
You will need to register to see the people for whom you might be searching, but you will be intrigued with the concept of the site if you care to look at the introductory video.
(Disclaimer: I have no pecuniary interest in this site).

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 5
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 104
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 61
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 20
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 8
Family Finder 199
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 7
Maternal Ancestor Information 159
mtDNA 96
mtDNA Full Sequence 70
mtDNA Plus 87
mtDNA Subgroups 7
Paternal Ancestor Information 183
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 45
Total Members 268
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 14
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 17
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 4
Y-DNA Subgroups 7
Y-DNA111 31
Y-DNA12 114
Y-DNA25 111
Y-DNA37 109
Y-DNA67 89