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In co-operation with HBO Nordic, iGENEA is presenting the new Viking-DNA test at the start of the new season of 'Vikings'.
The Viking Age began more than a thousand years ago and in those two centuries the warlike Norsemen from Scandinavia went on numerous raids, above all in northern Europe. They spread fear and terror but were also extremely capable seafarers. They battled their way as far as the Mediterranean and Leif Eriksson discovered America (Vinland). These Viking voyages were recorded for posterity in numerous sagas and chronicles as early as the Middle Ages. The enormous fascination arising from this period can still be felt today. The Vikings not only live on in our memory, they also settled in many regions outside Scandinavia and so are among the ancestors of many Europeans living today. To this day, the deeds of Ragnar Lodbrok and many others have remained an inspiration for releases like the series 'Vikings' on the History Channel.
By Ancient tribes, we refer to peoples from ancient times who are defined not only by their own language, culture and history, but also by their own DNA profile. An origins analysis by iGENEA determines your Ancient tribe by means of your haplogroup and genetic profile. The result refers roughly to the period between 900 BC and 900 AD.
Your results are sent as a certificate and as an online access. You can view excerpts of example results here.
The basic test goes back to approx. 2,000 years. Premium and Expert tests date back to approx. 100,000 years.
With the iGENEA Basic Test you can find out your percentage of origin, find relatives and receive a written result with a certificate about your result. The Premium Test contains the Basic Test and additionally the haplogroup, the primitive people and the region of origin for the pure paternal or pure maternal line are determined. Additional relatives can be found in the desired line. The Expert Test contains the Basic Test and additionally contains the haplogroup, the primitive people and the region of origin for the pure paternal and pure maternal line. Additional relatives can be found in both lines. Our Expert Test is the most comprehensive genealogical DNA test in the world.
With our DNA-Explorer you can find out your entire origin of the maternal and paternal side. Women and men can do this test. Only for a test of the pure male line we need the samples of a man, this can be e.g. the father, a brother, uncle or cousin. If you do not have a male relative, we recommend our iGENEA Basic Test (DNA-Explorer). If you have such a relative who is willing to give samples, we recommend our iGENEA Premium Test.