The Norway DNA project also include local county projects!
The local projects shows Y- and mtDNA for tested lines in the specific areas. It means you have to have a Y-DNA or a mtDNA test in order to join.
To be a member of the local projects you first have to join the Norway DNA main project. The local projects are primarily to map direct paternal and maternal lines, where the earliest known direct ancestor (father’s father’ father for Y-DNA and mother’s mother’s mother for mtDNA) should originate in the county.
County Projects at FTDNA
Projects by county:
- Oslo og Akershus
- Sogn og Fjordane
- Møre og Romsdal
To be part of the local project you need to:
- first join the Norway DNA project if you are not already a member
- have either Y-DNA or mtDNA tested, with the direct line back to this area
- give the project administrators Limited or Advanced access to the kit
Who can join?
Each test kit will join the county project where the earliest known direct ancestors are from:
- Y-DNA test where the father’s father’s father-line originates in this county
- mtDNA-test where the mother’s mother’s mother-line originates in this county
- Y-DNA test with foreign origin that arrived in this county before ca 1801
- mtDNA-test with foregin origina that arrived in this county before ca 1801
- testperson with direct ancestors from this county, and who plan to upgrade with Y-DNA or mtDNA originating here
- testperson with direct ancestors from elsewhere, but with a strong connection to this county, and wants to follow the project (join with one kit only)
Goals for the local projects:
- covering the whole country, so local genealogy societies can find relevant information about tested lines in the area
- show regional differences within Norway
- show verified lines by adding information of the brother and sister splits of the descendent lines
- make an overview of wanted tests “ønskede tester” for the area, with focus on verifiying old lines
- include test results from other sources; Geno 2.0, 23andMe and others who are not able to tranfer or retest with FTDNA
- include older, known «immigration» from other countries, that are connected to the area, and that in the NorwayDNA project are categorized in the extra z-groups
- get local focus to recruit and establish groups around the country that can contribute and generate more local testing and focus
- give background information about the area, sources, links, and other useful stuff
How to join?
The Local Projects are updated manually by the administrators of Norway DNA. This is how you can join:
- Test Y-DNA and/or mtDNA with FamilyTreeDNA
- Add your kit to the Norway DNA project – Norgesprosjektet
- Make sure you have the information about the earliest known direct line ancestors updated and in the project format with full names, years, parish and county code
- Have you tested Y-DNA or mtDNA through a different company: Contact us by email and give us the information of where, enclose the results and ancestral lines for us to add you
- Follow the next update of the tables – date for last update is listed under each table
Local projects – old list – disabled because of GDPR
- ØFO – Østfold
- OSL AKR – Oslo og Akershus
- Aker – Kristiania/Oslo, Asker/Bærum, Follo, Nedre Romerike. Området deles opp senere når vi har flere testresultater her.
- Øvre Romerike focus on Eidsvoll and the parishes nearby. Particularly old Eidsvoll where the parish records were lost in fire, DNA test results are a valuable source for genealogy.
- HED – Hedmark
- Sør-Østerdal Slektshistorielag Genealogical Society (SØSHL) has done extensive testing of lines they work with, making the area one of the most densely DNA-tested places on earth. See also the webpages of Sør-Østerdal Genealogy Association in Norwegian.
- The rest of Hedmark is planned
- See also the Forest Finn project
- OPL – Oppland – inndeling her følger gamle fogderigrenser
- Gudbrandsdalen is one of the areas of Norway where we have very old written sources. Lines can be followed quite far back. The project aims to verify and document some of these. Nordre and Søndre Gudbrandsdalen shown in one list.
- Hadeland – Hadeland and Land
- BUS – Buskerud
- VFO – Vestfold
- TEL – Telemark
- AGD – Agder includes both Aust- and Vest-Agder
- ROG – Rogaland: Nedre Rogaland og Haugalandet
- HRD – Hordaland
- SFJ – Sogn og Fjordane
- MRO – Møreprosjektet:
- TRL – Trøndelag covers both STR Sør-Trøndelag and NTR – Nord-Trøndelag
- NRL – Nordland
- TRO – Troms
- FNM – Finnmark
- The Forest Finn Project: Fennia.nu has used DNA-testing for years to trace the lines back to Finland, from the Norway and Sweden settlements. The Forest Finns from Savolax have had hereditary surnames for several hundred years, unlike other Nordic countries/cultures. See DNA-project Forest Finn for DNA-results and more.