3 members of the Diviani family have had an autosomal DNA test and another interested person has joined the Diviani DNA project to confirm their relationship to the Diviani family. 

A DNA project for the Diviani & Brentini families has been started with Family Tree DNA (FtDNA) www.familytreedna.com
Family Tree DNA provides testing for genealogists, and is the pioneer in the new field of genetic genealogy. Your ancestors left clues to your genealogy in you and other descendants. Unlock these clues with DNA testing.

DNA testing can show:

  • if two people are related
  • your suggested geographic origins
  • your deep ancestral ethnic origins
The Diviani DNA project aims to determine the many relationships between the families that originated in the Leventina Valley in Ticino,Switzerland. 

It is hoped the project will validate the documentary and other genealogical research relating to the Brentine, Brentini, Deviani, Deviany, Diani and  Diviani families.

Y-DNA - Universal Male Test

Males can test their Y-DNA to determine the origin of their paternal line. Note that the Y-DNA test strictly checks the paternal line, with no influence from any females along that line. Females do not receive Y-DNA, and therefore females cannot be tested for the paternal line. If you are a female and would like to know about your paternal line, you would need to have a brother or a male relative from that line tested.  

Family Finder Test

Recent technology has allowed the development of  a new test on Autosomal DNA. This test is for men or women and will yield matches in relationships to the last 5 generations. This test will be useful for confirming relationships regardless of gender and will also show the percentages of your ancestral make-up (Native-American, Middle Eastern (including Jewish), African, West and East European)

If you are interested in joining the project (fees can be subsidised) please contact me at diviani.ons@gmail.com