The Norway Project - Norgesprosjektet- Background

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Background

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www.norwaydna.no med norske artikler.

This is a geographical project for people with known Norwegian ancestry, either through a direct paternal line (Y-DNA test), a direct maternal line (mt-DNA test), or other ancestors within ten generations (Family Finder autosomal test). If you only suspect Norwegian ancestry (based on matches or haplogroup), please do not join. You will be matched against the entire FTDNA database independent of which projects you are a member of.

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Dette er et DNA-prosjekt for folk med norsk genetisk opphav, enten gjennom direkte farslinje (Y-DNA-test), direkte morslinje (mt-DNA-test) eller andre aner innenfor ti generasjoner (Family Finder autosomal test). Vi ønsker alle norske som tester seg gjennom FTDNA velkommen som medlemmer.

Våre mål:
  • samle flest mulig av norske testere
  • kartlegge haplogrupper i Norge
  • vise resultatlister for Y-DNA og mtDNA for norske linjer
  • være et bindeledd mellom slektsgranskingen og DNA-testingen
How to join
- if you have not tested yet, order your new test here: http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Norway

- if you have already tested with FTDNA (or the Genographic project):
1. log in to your FTDNA account with your kit number and password
2. click "my FTDNA home"
3. click "join projects"
4. write "Norway" in the search field
5. click the highlighted project name "Norway"
6. click "join" at the bottom of the page
7. Remember to fill in complete information about your direct paternal/maternal line

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For å bli med i Norgesprosjektet
- dersom du ennå ikke har testet deg, bestill til prosjektpriser her: http://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Norway

- om man allerede har testet via FTDNA/Genographic:
1. logge inn med kitnr og passord på FTDNA
2. gå til "my FTDNA home"
3. klikke på "join projects" i venstremargen
4. søk på Norge el Norway, - eller scroll ned til "dual geographical projects", finn N og deretter Norway
5. Klikk på "Norway"-navnet
6. Klikk på "join" nede til høyre

Who can join?
If one of these criteria is met, please join (you do not need all three, we will hide the results that are irrelevant):
* If you have done a Y-DNA test: your father's father's father's line, direct paternal line, must originate in Norway.
* If you have done an mtDNA test: your mother's mother's mother's line, the direct maternal line, must originate in Norway
* If you have done a Family Finder test: at least one of your direct ancestors in any line within 10-12 generations must originate in Norway


Ancestry Information
It is very important that all members of the project fill in as detailed information as possible about their ancestral background. The easiest way to do this is to:

Upload a GEDCOM to your account

Name and origin of direct lines:
If you have uploaded a GEDCOM containing this information, we can help you with all these next steps.

Under My Account you find Most Distant Ancestors.

Country of origin
This is for direct paternal and maternal lines

Name
Please fill in:
* given names, patronymic, and farm name/surname
* year of birth if known, or year of death
* place and county

Give as detailed information as possible, but note that the space is very limited, so please see the following examples. Note that we will slightly edit the information to fit this format if the details are already known through the map function or a GEDCOM. Also see our list of county abbreviations. 

* Ingeborg Olsdtr Eide 1799-1864 Odda, HRD, NO
* Ola Nilsson Eide b1799 Eid, MRO
* Ola Nilsen Gjerde c1800 Stranda, MRO
* Ragnhild Nilsdt Hestnes b1800 Stange, HED, NO

The field has very limited size, so you will need to shorten info, like Nilsd instead of Nilsdotter - and use NO instead of Norway. Add only birth year if known, death year only if birth year is not known. Do not waste space on blank spaces, commas etc. See examples on our public lists, and do not use the format listed as example under the name field. We need full name and place/county as well as birth year.

If Unknown origin, write why, for example:
* Adopted, no further info
* M Smith d 1965 NY, no info
* Grandfather d 1981 NC, no info
* Mary Jones (1881-1960) CA, adopted

For very recent ancestors (like above) you might want to anonymize information. If you find any of this a little complicated, please contact norwaygenes@yahoo.com stating that you need help to fill in this information, and you will receive help directly.

Also note that your direct maternal ancestor is the name of your mother's mother's mother etc - it is always a woman.

Ancestral Locations
Please enter place for earliest known ancestor of direct paternal and maternal lines and make sure the place gets correct on the map.

Surnames
This section is auto-filled in if you upload a GEDCOM file first - see below. Remember to add place, county and country to the "place" field to help distinguish families with the same names.

If you have completed a Family Finder-test, then adding surnames for all your ancestral lines is very useful to trace common ancestry with your matches. Important note: The names that are useful for this are the farm names, not the patronymics. If your ancestor was called Erik Olsson Heia, then Heia is the name that can help you find relatives (not Olsson).

Norwegian Family Names
Norwegian names are sometimes difficult to understand, as hereditary surnames were not usually used. Except for the bourgeoisie in the cities and some civil servant families, almost all Norwegians were farmers, and used a three-part naming system:
* First name: all given names
* Patronymic: Olsdatter, Sveinsson, Nilsen etc, showing the given name of their father
* Farm name: the name of the farm where they were born or lived - this would change when people moved, but is the name that can best be used to find a person's origin

This is you can't follow the surnames of your Norwegian paternal line, but need to add the farm names.

Please read our article about the Norwegian Naming Practice.

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Informasjon om opphav
Det er viktig at det fylles ut informasjon om opphav for den som er testet.

Den enkleste måten å gjøre det på er å:

laste opp en GEDCOM med alle dine direkte aner

Da kan vi hjelpe deg med å fylle ut resten av informasjonen under "Most Distant Ancestors" der det trengs navn og sted for eldste kjente direkte linjer.
NB: Husk at direkte farslinje er farfars farfars farfar osv (agnatisk linje) - og direkte morslinje er mormors mormors mormor osv kun gjennom kvinneledd.


Haplogroup projects
We encourage all of you to also join the proper haplogroup projects for your Y-DNA and mt-DNA results. Through these you will learn more about your haplogroup and its distribution, history and subbranches (subclades), and you will get information about which SNPs are relevant for you to discover your subclade.


Tracing more ancestors in Norway: See our page on Norwegian genealogy here.
You will find links to overviews, primary sources online, further reading and information about names.

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Norsk informasjon om DNA
Det fins flere nettsider og fora hvor man kan få informasjon om DNA-testing på norsk.
* Det fins mye informasjon om DNA for Slektsforskere på DIS Norges nettsider, blant annet beskrivelse av de forskjellige haplogruppene.
* Facebook-gruppe hvor alle DNA-interesserte kan være medlemmer
* Forum hvor man kan poste spørsmål og kommentarer: DNA på Slektsforum

Need help?
If you have questions about the project you can email info@norwaydna.no to reach the administrators anytime.