Genealogy Projects tagged with Progenitors on the Geni Family Tree

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  • South African mtDNA - Female Progenitors

    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 firs...

  • South African Y-DNA - Male Progenitors

    Y-DNA and mtDNA - Males 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 fathe...

  • South African Genealogical DNA testing

    FamilyTreeDNA.com Projects The Cape Dutch Y-DNA Stamvader Project The South African mtDNA Project The South Africa Cape Coloured DNA Project We need to get as many SA people as possible to test both their Y-DNA and their mtDNA, for example via All it takes is a simple swab on the inside of your mouth. They will send you a kit. If enough SA people have it done, we could solve many ridd...