Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What is Your Matrilineal Line?

Randy Seaver's "Saturday Night Genealogy Fun" is always a blast to read and do.  Today's post is about listing your Matrilineal Lines.  This is my mother, my mother's mother, her mother's mother, etc.  When one has their mtDNA tested, this is the line that is tested and whose genes are passed down to me.

Me: Lisa Suzanne Hork
My mother: Lea Nell Johnston (1934-1992)
My grandmother: Pansy Louise Lancaster - Living
My great-grandmother: Lela Ann Loveless (1896-1951)
My gg-grandmother: Eliza A. Ro(d)gers (1854-1907)

I had my grandmother tested and her halpogroup is U5.

My mother's father's matrilineal line is:
My grandfather: Tom Johnston Jr (1912-1973)
His mother: Nell Hutson (1888-1919)
His grandmother: Sarah Helena Selman (1858-1916)
His great-grandmother: Amanda Deborah Oldham (1822-1880)

I have not had this line tested.  My mother had no brothers, so I need to have one of her male cousins do the y-DNA test.

My father's mother's matrilineal line is:
My father:  William J. Hork (1930-2007)
His mother: Anna Marie Sullivan (1892-1979)
His grandmother: Anna Marie Gleeson (1860-1912)
His great-grandmother: Margaret Tierney (1835-1920)
His gg-grandmother: Ann Murray (1813-1899)
His ggg-grandmother: Jane ?? (??-1874)

This line has not been tested.  I do have two brothers who could be tested for the y-DNA.

My father's father's matrilineal line is:
My grandfather:  William Cyril Hork (1899-1967)
His mother: Julia Ann Sievert (1854-1928)
His grandmother: Susana Raduntz (1832-1911)

My grandfather had sisters who had daughters so I might be able to find candidates for mtDNA tests for the Sievert/Raduntz lines.

Copyright © 2012 by Lisa Suzanne Gorrell, Mam-ma's Southern Family


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  2. Thank you, Jana, for discovering my blog. Your blog is very interesting, too!


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