Dmitry L. Tartakovsky
Tartakovsky surname study by classical and genetic genealogy
In 1834-1850 approximately 40% of Tartakovskys lived in three locations in current Zhytomyr region (Ukraine) and belonged to four families — two families of merchants and two of urban commoners. No archival records confirming residence of Tartakovskys in the first half of 19th century outside the current Zhytomyr region have been found. The participants of Tartakovsky DNA project belong to two families. One of the families is identified as descendants of the merchants Tartakovskys who lived in the first half of 19th century in Zhytomyr city. No relationship between the family of merchants from Zhytomyr city and a family of the urban commoners of Chervone settlement has been found in the autosomal DNA test.
The project is not limited by time. The main prospect of the project is to attract new participants to identify branches of the surname have not been discovered yet.