Living DNA, working with the world's leading academics, scientists and genealogists are seeking your help to map the world's genetic ancestry to the finest scale possible. Our preliminary research indicates at least 32 areas of the Nordic and Baltic regions that may have distinct genetic differences.
Nordic and Baltic countries are composed of three main ancient ethno-linguistic groups - these are groups of people unified by a specific ethnicity and language. These language barriers, as well as geographical barriers such as the mountainous Dalarna region between Sweden and Norway, have led to certain historical groups of people in the Nordic and Baltic area becoming genetically distinct from one another. As ancient peoples throughout the Nordic and Baltic regions migrated and resettled, different genetic boundaries were broken and reformed. The aim of the project is to confirm whether the proposed genetic boundaries are correct, and redefine them based upon the genetic data submitted by participants that fall within these regions. By participating in this project, you will help us to map the genetic heritage of the Nordic and Baltic region and show how we are all connected based on our DNA.
(Note: Greenland is also included within this project).