Journal of Biosocial Science

Articles

COMPARISON OF TWINNING RATES FOR VILLAGES IN MAKARSKA REGION, CROATIA

JADRANKA SUNDEa1 c1, MATIJA BORIĆa2, NATALIJA URLIĆa3 and LARA URLIĆa3

a1 School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, Australia

a2 Faculty of Medicine, University of Split, Croatia

a3 Geni.com

Summary

A detailed database on the genealogy of the Makarska region in Croatia has been created. The twinning rate for three villages in the region (Podgora, Tučepi and Brela) were analysed over the period 1870 to 1940 and factors such as mother's age and birth order are discussed. Of the three villages, Podgora was identified as having the highest twinning rate and consequently records for Podgora were examined further to include almost 400 years of historical data (from 1621 to 1950).

(Online publication February 15 2013)

Correspondence

c1 Corresponding author. Email: jadranka.sunde@gmail.com