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  • Chris Steyn
    Douwe Gerbens, later known as Douwe Gerbrandt Steyn, (c.1631 - 1700)
    Douwe is the legal ancestor of many of the Steyns in South Africa. His adopted son Jacobus is the definite biological ancestor. The assumption made in authoritative genealogical publications is that Do...
  • Barend Daniel Marais (1864 - 1964)
    b2c4d1e4 ...f12g1h3 Generated SAG v5 p 445 stops f11 Listed 3rd child on his father's DN 1911 Predicted Haplogroup: R1b1a2 Shorthand: R-M269 DYS393 - 13 DYS390 - 24 DYS19 - 15 DYS391 - 1...
  • Courtesy of Eupedia, Maciamo Hays.
    Erik Jonsson Vereide (deceased)
    Erik Jonsson gift med arvingen i Øystein-ætta. Hans opphav er ukjent. Eventuell kobling mot Bratt-ætta er ren spekulativ. Y-DNA En etterkommer er testet R1b. Flere mannslinjeetterkommere søkes te...
  • Dr. John Durand (1664 - 1726)
    John (Jean) Durand (1664-1726). He was a surgeon. He was born into a Huguenot family near La Rochelle, France. Like other Huguenots, he fled the country after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1...
  • Sgt. Daniel Goodwin, of Kittery (1620 - bef.1713)
    1. DANIEL1 GOODWIN, died before 1713, married first 1654, MARGARET SPENCER, daughter of Thomas and Patience (Chadbourne) Spencer of Berwick, Maine; married second Mrs. SARAH (SANDERS) TURBET, widow of ...

R1b is the most common Y-haplogroup in Western Europe, the most common group defined by the SNP M269. It consists of more than 50 subclades, and further SNP testing is necessary to determine which of these one belongs to.

A Deep Clade test at Family Tree DNA is recommended.

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Add your oldest known direct paternal ancestor to the project if you belong to this group. If you have completed Deep Clade (SNPs) testing to find your subclade, join the proper subclade project instead.