There are two categories of people eligible to participate in the Harappa Ancestry Project.
First, if you have any real ancestry from a South Asian origin (except for Romany/Roma/Gypsy ancestry), you are eligible to participate. Those with partial South Asian ancestry are also welcome. The list of countries of origin I count as South Asian are as follows:
- Sri Lanka
Note that 2-3% South Asian from Dr. McDonald's BGA or Dodecad Project does not count as South Asian ancestry.
Secondly, if you have all four of your grandparents from one of the following countries or regions, you can also send me your data.
- Uyghur from Xinjiang, China
- North Caucasian Federal District, Russia
Everyone else can use DIY HarappaWorld to estimate their admixture results.
Please do not send samples from close relatives. I define close relatives as 2nd cousins or closer. If you have data from yourself and your parents, it might be better to send the samples from your parents (assuming they are not related to each other) and not send your own sample.
If you are unsure if you are eligible to participate, please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to inquire about it before sending off your raw data.
What to send?
Please send your All DNA raw data text file (zipped is better) downloaded from 23andme or FTDNA to email@example.com along with ancestral background information about you and all four of your grandparents. Background information would include where they were born, mother tongue, caste/community to which they belonged, etc. Please provide as much ancestry information as possible and try to be specific. Do especially include information about any ancestry from outside South Asia.