Kerala, South India is one of the cradles of Christianity in the world. St Thomas the Apostle, is believed to have brought christianity to Kerala and this region is suppposed to have christianity before most parts of Europe and the world. This project is an attempt to trace the history of Syrian Christians of Kerala geneologically and compare with oral traditions and beliefs.
Syrian Christians of Kerala DNA Project is an attempt to bring together the DNA test results of syrian christians of kerala,India to evaluate the results and check whether oral traditions and beliefs are in line with geneological data.
A Geographic Project connects individuals who believe their direct line comes from a specific location. The Dual Geographic Projects are for individuals who order an mtDNA or Y-DNA test. Either their direct maternal line (mother’s mother’s mother’s…) or direct paternal line (father’s father’s father’s…) originates from this area.
To order the kit and join the Project, please visit the Project website- Syrian Christians DNA Project @ FTDNA
Please use the Project website to avail the Project discount while ordering the kit.
The Project is administered in a transparent manner. For details about the Test results, you may use the following sections in Project Website. Y-DNA Test Results for Project Members and mt-DNA Test Results for Project Members
The Project is administered by Jacob Thomas. For additional information, questions please contact the Project Administrator, Jacob Thomas at jacobmanakalathil at gmail dot com.