The Founder Populations Project

How we created the best ethnicity estimate
MyHeritage's Founder Populations project is unique. It is the largest of its kind ever conducted, involving more than 5,000 participants, hand-picked for this project from among MyHeritage's millions of users. Participants were selected based on their family trees — those with consistent heritage from the same region or ethnicity over many generations were eligible to participate.
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