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South African Y-DNA - Male Progenitors

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  • Adolph Jonker, SV/PROG (c.1719 - 1779)
    UPDATED due a a very well sourced and research of Dr. Jonker with an article in Familia. See under source.Curator Note from Judith Susanna Hendrika Marais, b2c1d6e5f2g7h7i12j2 (9/7/2013): Adolph Jonker...
  • Richard Holmes, SV/PROG (c.1809 - c.1854)
    Seargent Richard Holmes arrived in South Africa in 1830 with The 75th Regiment, Seaforth Highlanders. He was discharged at his request on November 30 1840 after 12 years with the Regiment, His characte...
  • Joost Strydom SV/PROG (c.1650 - c.1719)
    Marriage NGK Cape Town 1714 11 d:o [Februarij] Joost Strijdom, wed:r met Susanna Groen, wed:e van Jacobus Steen. on ----------------- Birth Date 1650 Death Date 1717 First Name Joost ...
  • Hans Christoffel Snyman, SV/PROG (c.1645 - 1683)
    Emigration: 21 Feb 1657 Heidelberg, , Baden-Wèurttemberg, Germany as soldier on the ship "Prins Willem" Source: My People Puzzle Hans Christoffel (Christoph) Snijder (Schneider/Snijman) a. a...

Y-chromosome DNA (Y-DNA) is passed from father to son along an all-male line (highlighted in blue in the illustration below). Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is passed from mother to child along an all-female line (See South African mtDNA Progenitors). Males pass Y-DNA to their sons, but do not pass mtDNA to their children.

Your Y-DNA-line is therefore your father's father's father etc; and your Y-DNA South African Progenitor is the first man on that line who arrived in SA.

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Project Aim:

To collect all our Y-DNA PROGS' profiles, with a list of their Geni user descendants. Below, please add your South African Y-DNA PROG if you can trace him back to his arrival in SA on the Geni tree. Alternatively if you know him from genetic testing and he is on the tree.

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TIP: If you know your Y-DNA Progenitor, Jeff Gentes' wonderful History Link App provides a way to check if there are others on the Geni tree who share him with you: + 'Ancestor Graph' ( top right) + Little boxed face in the middle, next to your name, & change the person to your Y-DNA PROG's profile link + Change the box options below to '15 Generations to Display'; 'Descendants' & 'Y-DNA' + 'Build Graph' (green box, top right) + Choose the 'Status' circle option - as this will show you which of his descendants are also Geni users (claimed profiles)


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South African Y-DNA Progenitors on Geni:

*Ferdinandus Appel Haplogroup R1b?

(One of the most publicised South African Y-DNA cases. See attached document for full details: Appel Botha (Cornelitz) : the abc of a three hundred year old divorce case.)

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:

* Zacharias Blomerus Haplogroup N-M232

(The only Blomerus progenitor in South Africa.)

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:

* Friedrich Botha SV/PROG Haplogroup R1b?

(One of the most publicised South African Y-DNA cases. See attached document for full details: Appel Botha (Cornelitz) : the abc of a three hundred year old divorce case.)

* James Carruthers

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:

  • Ian Carruthers Great Grand son of James Carruthers, Halpo I1-M253 [confirmed by genetic test]

*Richard Holmes Haplogroup R1b1b2a1a2d

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:

Discussions

* Claas Jansz van Rensburg, SV/PROG Haplogroup I1

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:

*Adolph Jonker Haplogroup K-M9

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:

  • ?

Discussions

* Charles Marais, SV/PROG Haplogroup R1b1a2

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:

  • Stephannes Petrus Jansen van Rensburg - Uncle of C June Barnes Confirmed -

* Christoffel Snyman Haplogroup I-M253 (alias I1, prev. I1a) - Z60 subclade (prev. I1a2a).

Haplogroup I-M253 (Y-DNA) is the original paternal lineage of Nordic Europe (Z60 is a subclade under this haplogroup). The highest frequencies of the I-M253 lineage are now found in Scandinavian countries. I-M253 males are currently present throughout Europe, consisting of about 40 percent of the male population of Norway, 35 percent of Finland, between 10 and 11 percent of French, about 18 percent of German and between 10 and 22 percent of the British Isles. Sources:1. Geno 2.0 test results by the Geneographic Project of National Geographic.2. The document Snyman_genetics_20140423_v0.4.pdf under the Sources tab: http://www.geni.com/documents/view?doc_id=6000000025851668631

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:

Discussions

*Hendrik Conrad Venter, SV/PROG Haplogroup R1a1a1b1a1. (SNP R-M458, which is Slavic - Central European.)

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:

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*[Name] Haplogroup ?

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:

  • [Name][confirmed by genetic test][No genetic test result yet]

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