The Scandinavian Y-DNA Project- Background



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The people of Northern Europe exist under harsh conditions. Throughout the middle ages the area was devastated by repeated plagues that reduced the original population. This has resulted in a limited gene pool. Though the countries that make up Scandinavian benefit from extensive genealogical records, surnames were adopted at a relatively late date in most Scandinavian countries. In Sweden it was not made law until 1901. This makes a geographic project the most logical vehicle for exploring genealogy and DNA. Matching must then be done without the assumption of shared surnames pointing to common genealogical ancestry. The Scandinavian Y-DNA Project exists to give genealogists of Scandinavian ancestry a way to connect to genealogically relevant matches.

  • The Sorenson Family of Companies non-profit Foundation's proprietary database: SMGF Database
E-mail Lists/Forums
Journals and News Letters
  • American Journal of Human Genetics
  • Annals of Human Genetics
  • European Journal of Human Genetics
  • Family Tree DNA Newsletter: Facts & Genes
  • Family Tree DNA Newsletter: Facts & Genes Archives
  • Genome Research
  • Human Genetics
  • Journal of Genetic Genealogy
  • Society for Molecular Biology
Websites about Y-Chromosome DNA
Country Geographic Projects
Common Y-DNA Haplogroup Projects

Y-DNA Haplogroup Projects are recommended in addition to geographic projects. All members, and especially those who also wish to explore their deeper ancestry (beyond genealogy and historical sources), are encouraged to join their relevant Y-haplogroup projects.

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Please contact the project administration before using project member's results. The results of individual project members are their own and the right to reuse them outside this project is reserved to their individual consent.

General Fund

Current balance: $75.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Credit $20.00 12/4/2013 Kathy Doto for big Y; managing kit 263512   Unknown
Credit $50.00 12/3/2013 Robert Swanson     Individual
Credit $5.00 12/2/2013       Anonymous
Debit $90.00 12/1/2013     13592 Unknown
Credit $15.00 11/29/2013 David Widerberg Howden For BigY   Individual
Credit $25.00 11/29/2013 Mark D. Johnson for BigY   Unknown
Credit $50.00 11/29/2013 IMO Olof S.M. Hatlen (1889-1961)     Anonymous
Debit $58.00 6/28/2012     N68759 Unknown
Credit $58.00 6/27/2012 David Reynolds L459 and Z245 tests for an L238 person   Individual

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 74
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 337
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 251
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 53
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 15
Family Finder 466
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 90
Maternal Ancestor Information 756
mtDNA 535
mtDNA Full Sequence 317
mtDNA Plus 466
mtDNA Subgroups 43
Paternal Ancestor Information 953
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 515
Total Members 1024
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 5
Unreturned Kits 17
WTY 11
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 196
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 98
Y-DNA Subgroups 43
Y-DNA111 201
Y-DNA12 973
Y-DNA25 875
Y-DNA37 851
Y-DNA67 622