Piet Retief Venter - The History Link Graph throws up about 20 Venter GENi users who should share this haplogroup with you:
Louis Joubert 1983, Piet, Geo 1992. Geo, Lieb,Rudi 1986, Wilhelm, you, Jan Dirk Grobler, Kobus, Danie, Carolus, Barend Johannes 1978, Hannes, Chris 1999, Boetie, Daniel, SAgrys, Jan 1950, Douw
THat just with a quick mouse-over of the results, We could search for their profiles if you wanted to contact them. I presume that a lot of them are your family and cousins who you know already?
Piet - try playing around with Jeff Gentes' wonderful History Link App http://historylink.herokuapp.com/
It does lots of things - like building a pie graph for your ancestors that you can print out; Or Showing which of your ancestors are included in projects for being famous
If you know your Y-DNA Progenitor, it 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)
Yes, Sharon, Y-DNA results can help to solve adoption mysteries. Don, can you find out from FTDNA what your haplogroup is? The main European Y-DNA haplogroups are: R1a1, R1b1, E, H, and I. You can have a look at the website of Robert Venter of California. The URL is: www.venter.org - you will notice that there is an FTDNA Venter Surname DNA Project. You can also have a look at the Cape Dutch/ Kaaps-Hollands Project of FTDNA. What is/was your father's birth surname?
Hi Sharon, Geni will have to drop their prices drastically if they want to be of any use, especially to poor South Africans.
It is quite useless to me now as they want to charge everytime I try confirm any matches.
Piet my Haplogroup on 23and me is: Paternal Haplogroup: R1b1a2a1a1a4 (23andMe)
On FTDNA: L47 > Z159 > Z160 > CTS3777 > M10145
Yes, I am a member of those two groups but have run dry there too. My Father was adopted so we have no idea what my Paternal surname is, hence my search... the Venter surname is from his adopted parents.