The Baltic Sea DNA Project- Background



e-mail to Administrators  of The Baltic Sea DNA Project

Starting in February 2006 the Project initially focused on the inhabitants and descendants of emigrants from the states situated around the Baltic Sea

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With only 41 members and no active administration the project soon lost its momentum, but thanks to the efforts of Mr Stanislaw J. Plewako who on May 1, 2012 not only took on the role of administrator but he also managed to increased the participation rate to over one hundred members within the first 2 months under his guardianship, the membership today is well over 200 and climbing. The area of interest has also been expanded to encompass the area that falls in between the Gulf of Finland and the Bay of Pomerania

Administrator: Stanislaw J. Plewako, is a genealogist and has a MSc. degree in Molecular Genetics (1980), scientific researcher (1980-1991) at Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of Polish Academy of Sciences. In his further career Mr. Plewako did not have an opportunity to use his skills as a geneticist,
but his interest in genealogy brought him back to genetics as a tool for genealogical research. Mr. Plewako (kit number 131251) is I2a Y-DNA and belongs to X2e1 mtDNA haplogroup
Mr. Plewako specializes in the study of STR sequence mutations within families, as a valuable source of their characteristics (see: Result section).

Co-Administrator: Georg Dunkel, is greatly interested in genealogy and due to so many dead ends with traditional genealogical methods he has turned his attention to dna-genealogy to find the links that unite families, focusing on the results from the Geno2 raw data and looking at the comparison and searching for subtle differences within the SNPs that have been found he is coming up with some great results in his findings. Georg can communicate in both English and his native tongue Finnish.

Co-Administrator: Alex Chartorisky likewise is also interested in genealogy and believes that the next great step forward is Y-DNA-Genealogy (where written records stop DNA technology moves on) and therefore supports the project with his technical and communications skills

By rearranging the Y-DNA Classic Chart and mtDNA Classic Results Chart the Administrators can help members understand the results and recommend what research or tests may be needed to confirm membership to the sub-group that they have been placed in.

All nomenclatures for the Y-DNA SNP’s are in complete agreement with the actual Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree according to ISOGG
and to mtDNA Phylotree according Mannis van Oven or Human mtDNA Phylogeny

General Fund

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 44
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 107
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 139
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 27
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 9
Family Finder 172
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 49
Maternal Ancestor Information 291
mtDNA 220
mtDNA Full Sequence 154
mtDNA Plus 202
mtDNA Subgroups 19
Paternal Ancestor Information 371
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 151
Total Members 397
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 4
WTY 12
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 73
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 5
Y-DNA Subgroups 28
Y-DNA111 121
Y-DNA12 310
Y-DNA25 292
Y-DNA37 290
Y-DNA67 244