Living DNA has launched a project to determine identifying patters of DNA within Germany and surrounding regions. They have partnered with Germany’s largest genealogical society, Verein für Computergenealogie e.V. (CompGen) which has 3,700 members. Living DNA, a European based company is seeking individuals with four grandparents all born within 80 kilometers (50 miles) of each other.
Comments from the two companies:
David Nicholson of Living DNA:
“It’s a great honour to work with CompGen on this project, they have a vast understanding of the complex population structures of Germany and surrounding regions and we are all excited to see the results of the project”.
Dr. Tobias Kemper, genetic genealogist working for CompGen, says:
“We are thrilled to be working on this project which will show how the history of middle Europe – from the Roman Empire through the middle ages and the early modern period – until now has left traces within German DNA and their regional distribution.
The press release further states:
The project’s aim is to map the genetic structure of contemporary Germany and surrounding
eastern regions (Silesia, Posen, Pomerania, East and West Prussia), which have been part of
Germany prior to WWI, with a special focus on the former eastern provinces (now part of Poland and Russia).
Those who qualify with the location of their grandparents would receive the test for only €89 + return postage (RRP €159), which includes lifetime membership to Living DNA.
Those who quality, but have already had their DNA tested with another company can transfer free of charge and have a complimentary lifetime membership to Living DNA.
For more detail see: https://www.livingdna.com/en-gb/press-releases/255/new-dna-project-aims-map-germany-s-genetic-history
So, let’s get to testing!