The Sicily DNA-Genealogy Project - News

How to Join the Sicily Project

Current Family Tree DNA Customers:
Go to your Family Tree DNA personal page and click on the box labelled "Join Projects." (This is in the left hand column, below your name and kit number.) This will bring you to a page with the title "Join A Group." Scroll down this page and look for the section titled "Dual Geographic Projects." Next, click on the letter "S" in that section, which sends you to another page. On that page click on "Sicily" which sends you, finally, to the page where you can scroll down and click on the "Join" button, near the bottom.

National Geographic's Genographic Project members:
Any one who has been tested by the Genographic Project can upload their results for free to Family Tree DNA and then join projects. To upload your results to Family Tree DNA, go to your Genographic Project "Results" page. At the bottom of that page it says "To learn more about your family history..." Click on that and follow the steps and your results will be added to Family Tree DNA's database. Then use the instructions above (for Current Family Tree DNA Customers), to join the Sicily Project. (Family Tree DNA customers may also upload their results to the Genographic Project. This will allow you to include your results in the five year international study. There is a $15 charge to upload either your yDNA or mtDNA results to the Genographic Project. Look for the "Genographic Project" tab on your Family Tree DNA personal page to upload your results.)

Not with Family Tree DNA or Genographic Project:
Just click on the link labelled "Join this Project" in the upper left hand corner of this page. This will send you to a page where you can fill out the form to join and order a test kit. A basic 12 marker yDNA test costs $99; the 25 marker test costs $148; the 37 marker test costs $189; the 67 marker test costs $269. (These prices include a discount for joining the project.) There is a pulldown menu at the bottom of the form with all the test options (including mtDNA tests) and prices.


Here are some interesting and useful links relating to Sicily, genealogy and genetic genealogy:


Virtual History of Sicily
The Best of Sicily website

Sicilian History
Mezzojuso Heritage Pages

Brief Information, Transport and History for Various Towns in Sicily

Italy in General
Frequently Asked Questions about Italy
The Arbreshe and Contessa Entellina


Family Tree DNA

Genetics and Anthropology in Sicily
Rootsweb Genealogy-DNA e-mail list

Charles Kerchner's Useful Links Page

The Italy DNA Project

Italy DNA Project Blog

The Abruzzo DNA Project

The North Italy DNA Project

Roots Television

World Families Network Helpful Tools Page

Whit Athey's Haplogroup Predictor
National Geographic's Genographic Project
The Calabria DNA Project

The Campania DNA Project

The Frosinone DNA Project

The Messina DNA Project

The International Society of Genetic Genealogy


P.O.I.N.T. - National Italian Genealogy Organization

Sons of Italy in America
Italian Genealogy Online

Italian Professions (translated Italian to English)

Italian Given Names and their English Equivalents
Surname Maps (Italy)

Surname Maps (USA)
Italian Telephone Listings (find the distribution of a surname in Italy and write to possible distant cousins)

Rootsweb Sicilian Genealogy e-mail list
Rootsweb Arberesh (Italo-Albanians) e-mail list

Termini Imerese Database (and e-mail list)

PIE Italian Genealogy