Romania - News

6 Sep 2007 - Project pages created. 25 April 2008 - Y-DNA and mtDNA results tables updated.
24 June 2008 - Y-DNA haplogroups, result charts, info and tables updated.
29 July 2008 - Reporting a first close match between two members on the Y-DNA side.
22 August 2008 - Y-DNA & mtDNA result charts, info and tables updated.
7 November 2008 - Three new members joined the project.
9 December 2008 - One new member joined the project.
25 December 2008 - Message sent to all 70 members of the project.
21 January 2009 - Added link to the Genetic History of Europe (Wikipedia) on the Project Background page.
13 March 2009 - Added link to Eupedia Origins, age, spread and ethnic association of European haplogroups and subclades.
8 October 2009 - Project reaches 100 members. 27 January 2010 - Project reaches 110 members.
3 July 2010 - Project reaches 120 members. 4 August 2010 - Two new members, with Istro-romanian roots.
14 September 2010 - One new member, with Dalmatian and Herzegovinian Vlach ancestry.
5 March 2011 - Based on the new Y-DNA classifications adopted by FTDNA, all Y-DNA subgroups have been adjusted accordingly. Subgroup colors have also been changed, to indicate clusters of related subgroups.
29 September 2011 - Project reaches 150 members.
13 June 2013 - Project reaches 200 members.
11 April 2014 - Project has 229 members.

Family Search has made available the Moldova Church Books, 1811-1936:  https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMMBT-YCY%3A1059718407%3Fcc%3D1943763 

Statistics - updated 13 December 2013

Project members: 213

Number of total FTDNA tested individuals with paternal/maternal/autosomal connections or roots related to Romania, as indicated by those tested in the FTDNA database:

Romania
  • Y-DNA, 12 markers - 685
  • Y-DNA, 25 markers - 338
  • Y-DNA, 37 markers - 303
  • Y-DNA, 67 markers - 148
  • Low-res mtDNA (HVR1) - 657
  • High-res mtDNA (HVR1 & HVR2) - 278
  • FGS - 90+
Republic of Moldova
  • Y-DNA, 12 markers - 98
  • Y-DNA, 25 markers - 60
  • Y-DNA, 37 markers - 35
  • Y-DNA, 67 markers - 27
  • Low-res mtDNA (HVR1) - 80
  • High-res mtDNA (HVR1 & HVR2) - 44

We hope to continuously increase project membership and expand testing of existing members.

For reference and comparison, the Family Tree DNA Database, the largest in Genetic Genealogy, as of 13 Dec. 2013the FTDNA database has 661,605 records:

Y-DNA

  • 492,107 12-marker records in the database
  • 184,022 25-marker records in the database
  • 163,398 37-marker records in the database
  •   77,372 67-marker records in the database

mtDNA

  • 169,478 mtDNA HVR1 records in the database
  •   31,556 mtDNA FGS records in the database