It’s Saturday night and time for some genealogy fun, courtesy of Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings website. Our mission tonight:
1) List your matrilineal line – your mother, her mother, etc. back to the first identifiable mother. Note: this line is how your mitochondrial DNA was passed to you!
2) Tell us if you have had your mitochondrial DNA tested, and if so, which Haplogroup you are in.
3) Post your responses on your own blog post, in Comments to this blog post, or in a Status line on Facebook or in your Stream at Google Plus.
4) If you have done this before, please do your father’s matrilineal line, or your grandfather’s matrilineal line, or your spouse’s matriliuneal line.
5) Does this list spur you to find distant cousins that might share one of your matrilineal lines?
This was actually an interesting exercise and highlighted just how much work I have left to do, particularly on my mother’s family!
1) I will start my matrilineal line back at my great-grandmother. (I have all the details for myself, my mother and my grandmother but will not share them here).
(b) My mother
(c) My grandmother
(d) Margaret Jane Davey (1881 in Chinguacousy, ON – 1961 in Toronto, ON) married Hugh Hunter (1863-1939)
(e) Margaret Hindle (1853 in Chinguacousy, ON – 1930 in Brampton, ON) married James Davey (1854-1925)
(f) Faith Collins (1817 in England – 1886 in Chinguacousy, ON) married John Henry Hindle (1813-1905)
2) I have not done any DNA testing yet, but it is definitely on my list of “things to do” one of these days.
4) My father’s matrilineal line, starting back at his mother’s mother is:
(b) My father
(c) My grandmother
(d) Margaret Johnson (1883 in Athelstan, QC – 1971 in Toronto, ON) married John Everett Fee (1878-1967)
(e) Alice Jane Burton (1848 in Loddon, Norfolk, England – 1928 in Athestan, QC) married John Johnson (1847-1939)
(f) Dionysia Ansted (1827 in Lambeth, Surrey, England – 1898 in Montreal, QC) married Thomas Burton (1816-1898)
(g) Dionysia Northeast (1796 in England – 1827 in England) married John Ansted (1789-1877)
(h) Elizabeth Barnes (Abt 1761 in Wiltshire, England – 1837 in Wiltshire, England) married Thomas Northeast (Abt 1761-1817)
5) I don’t know as this list, per se, is spurring me on to find distant cousins that share one of my matrilineal lines – though I am always open to finding distant cousins!! So, please contact me if you see any familiar names!