Norgesprosjektet DNA is a project within Family Tree DNA. Everyone with Norwegian ancestry having tested through FTDNA or Genographic project are welcome members.
This website aims to present information about DNA-testing both for beginners and more experienced genealogists and testers, mainly in Norwegian, some of the articles being previous published material from journals and magazines.
Norgesprosjektet or The Norway DNA Project is a DNA-project within Family Tree DNA/Genographic. Our goals are:
- gather all Norwegian testers as members
- present overviews of haplogroups in Norway
- present result lists for Y-DNA and mtDNA for Norwegian lines
- provide connections between genealogy and DNA-testing
Family Tree DNA
FTDNA wa the first and is the largest company within genealogical DNA-testing. Launched in 2000, they have the largest databases for both Y-DNA and mtDNA and are market leaders. They offer the most extensive test types: Y-DNA with 111 STR-markers, The Big Y-test with 10 million SNPs, and mtDNA Full Sequence. FTDNA has laboratories in Texas and Arizona. They focus on genealogical testing only, not revealing any health information.
The research project The Genographic Project, a collaboration between National Geographic and IBM (sponsors), has aimed at mapping haplogroup distribution for all the worlds’ peoples, and are being led by Professor Spencer Wells. This has been done through simple 12-marker Y-DNA and HVR1 mtDNA-tests. Genographic also collaborates with FTDNA, who do the actual lab analysis, so Genographic participants can through simple steps transfer their results directly to the FTDNA database ad buy upgrades to discover more. Genographic’s new Geno 2.0 test with a large number of SNPs can also be transferred to FTDNA and the Norway project, and will help decide Y-DNA haplogroup.
FTDNA also collaborates with iGenea (European testing company) and African DNA, and these tests are also part of the FTDNA database.
Norway DNA Project
One of the benefits with FTDNA and their collaborators is that everyone who tests can join various projects, to learn more about what their results mean. One of these projects is Norway DNA, focused on Norwegian genealogy.
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
How to join
- if you have not tested yet, order your new test here: Norway DNA Project Order page
- 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