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South African mtDNA Progenitors

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  • Rebekka van Bengal, SM/PROG (deceased)
    Slave girl brought from Bengal to South Africa. Divon Lan 20/2/2013: Rebekka is my direct maternal ancestor (8th ggm through an all-female line), and my maternal haplogroup is R30a, which is exclusiv...
  • Johanna Haester, SM/PROG (c.1667 - c.1720)
    ... have a baptism entry for her in Leiden 30 11 1667 - where the name is spelt HASTER, HASTERS, HARSTER - Doopboek Pieterskerk 1664-1681 It is mentioned in 2 different sources that Johanna K...
  • Sara Barendsz Cochet, SM/PROG (c.1650 - c.1714)
    Sara Cochet appears to have arrived from Walcheren/ Oost Soutberg in Zeeland on the Oosterland on 25 April 1688 as the widow of Pieter/Pierre le Clercq (with whom Coertzen says she had a son, Abraham l...
  • Anne Martin, SM/PROG (c.1650 - c.1712)
    8 th great grandmother to Peter Dennis. My mitochondrial eve ! She arrived in 1692 as a widow. In 1693 she marries Salomon de Gournay (The Huguenots of South Africa 1688-1988 by Pieter Coertzen, page 1...
  • Emma Jane Dadswell, SM/PROG (1861 - 1926)
    MH born Brixton, London birth registered in Lambeth Registration District - including Surrey & London . -suggests the MH data for Brixton Greater london, is correct

A mitochondrial DNA test (mtDNA test) traces a person's matrilineal or mother-line ancestry using the DNA in his or her mitochondria. mtDNA is passed down by the female, unchanged, to all her children. Her daughters will pass it onto all of their children, but her sons will not.

Your mtDNA-line is therefore your mother's mother's mother etc; and your mtDNA South African Progenitor is the first woman on that line who arrived in SA.

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Project Aim:

To collect all our mtDNA PROGS' profiles, with a list of their Geni user descendants. Below, please add your South African mtDNA PROG if you can trace her back to her arrival in SA on the Geni tree; or if you know her from genetic testing and she is on the tree. (Starter Kit for How To Add Text to a Project.)

TIP: If you know your mtDNA Progenitor mother, Jeff Gentes' wonderful History Link App provides a way to check if there are others on the Geni tree who share her with you: + 'Ancestor Graph' ( top right) + Little boxed face in the middle, next to your name, & change the person to your mtDNA PROG's profile link + Change the box options below to '10 or more Generations to Display'; 'Descendants' & 'mtDNA' + 'Build Graph' (green box, top right) + Choose the 'Status' circle option - as this will show you which of her descendants are also Geni users (claimed profiles). (Or see the HIstory Link Project)


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South African mtDNA Progenitors on Geni:

*Sara Cochet Haplogroup K1a-T195C

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Johanna Haester Haplogroup H5a1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

*Emma Jane Hawkins

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

*Francoise Martinet, SM/PROG Haplogroup U5b

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

*Rebekka van Bengal Haplogroup R30a

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

  • Divon Mordechai Lan [R30a confirmed by genetic test & extrapolated to Rebekka van Bengal on the Geni tree]

*Engeltje Cornelisz van der Bout Haplogroup U5a1a

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Ansela van Timor Haplogroup L0a1b2

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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