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FTDNA Balkans Project:
Facebook Balkan Genetics Group(B.G.G.):
Anyone who is interested in genetics of Balkans can visit our project website. The Balkans Y-DNA & mtDNA dual geographical project welcomes all who have a direct paternal line and/or direct maternal line in Balkans. This includes the National Genographic participants, or those who tested with other companies and wish to transfer their results to FTDNA. In this group, main purpose is to discuss the relationship between DNA test results or haplogroups and ancient civilizations.(Language is English for this group).
*Reference Thracian Y-STR(37) Values: >>Excel.file<<
Unetice Culture DNA Analysis: >>PDF.file<<
Urnfield Culture DNA Analysis: >>PDF.file<<
Hürfikir(Local Newspaper) Genealogy News/Erhan Inal
(September 19, 2016) : >>click here<<
Gazete Trakya(Local Newspaper of Thrace) Genealogy News/Erhan Inal
(September 17, 2016) : >>click here<<


FTDNA Thracian/Bessi I-Y13338 Project:
Bessi was general name of all Thracian tribes around Rhodope Mountains in Roman Empire time. Romans used name “Bessi” to describe other subgroups of Thracians in Rhodope such as “Dii,Satrae,Maedi..etc.” too. Anthropologically these people were carriers of Dinaric and Dinaro-Nordic characteristics and they were detected by their cremation techniques which is related to Unetice and Urnfield Cultures around Central Europe. Thracian tribes started to settle Rhodope Mountains around 1200 BC. Alternatively these people were called as various names which means “Mountain Tribes” by other tribes(Greeks,Turks etc..)


Discussions and Blogs:
Extremely Early L161 (2 Oct 2015) “BigY for an extremely early L161 branch is reported out”

Extremely Early L161 (3 Oct 2015) “The Thracian BigY novel variants put him on a very isolated branch all by

Links to new I-L161 draft tree “Based on distinctive STR markers I think a family from southern Iraq, a family from central Germany, and a family from Cuba also belong to I-Y13338 and they all seem to be closer to the Polish family than to the Thracian group.

Links to new I-L161 draft tree “The Polish/German branch is slightly more closely related to the Thracian branch, and the Iraq branch more distant, but all three known branches diverged at approximately the same time, around 4000 years ago.”

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