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South African Y-DNA - Male Progenitors

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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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- you do need to first be a collaborator or collaborating with a collaborator- so please join the project using the request link under "actions" at the top right of the page. Visit Geni Wikitext, Unicode and images which gives a great deal of assistance.

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:

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*Ferdinandus Appel Predicted 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:
*Gideon Botha [Confirmed by genetic test]

*Spyridon Armenis Predicted Haplogroup R-FGC13617

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Alexander Armenis [Confirmed by genetic test: son of the progenitor, Spyridon Armenis]

B

*Ds Heinrich Wilhelm Ballot Predicted Haplogroup R-M269

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*J Ballot [confirmed by genetic test]

*Thomas Christopher Barry Predicted Haplogroup R-DF27

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*C Barry[confirmed by genetic test]

*Joseph Barry Predicted Haplogroup R-L21

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*(not on geni, confirmed by genetic test)

* Andries de Beer Predicted Halpogroup N-Y11631

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:

* Zacharias Blomerus Predicted Haplogroup N-M232

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Jan Marthinus Blomerus (confirmed by genetic test)

* Friedrich Botha SV/PROG Predicted 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.)

C

* James Carruthers Predicted Haplogroup I1-M253

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Ian Carruthers Great Grand son of James Carruthers, Haplo I1-M253 [confirmed by genetic test]

* Johannes Carstens Predicted Haplogroup R-M269

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Werner Carstens Haplo R-M269 [confirmed by genetic test]

* Joseph Johannes Corrie Predicted Halpogroup R-Z253

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Drummond Corrie 2nd Great Grand son of Joseph Johannes Corrie, Haplo R-Z253 [confirmed by genetic test]

D

*Michael George Doubell Predicted Haplogroup R-M269 (R1b1a1a2)

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Dion Doubell [confirmed R-M269 by genetic test] Discussions

*Hercule du Preez Predicted Haplogroup E-M34 (E1b1b1c1)

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
* [Max du Preez] confirmed by genetic test Discussions


E

F

*Johann Jurgen Faber Predicted Haplogroup I-M253

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Jacobus Johannes Faber [confirmed by genetic test]

G

*Johann Greyling Predicted Haplogroup R-ZP91

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Joseph Philippus Greyling[confirmed by genetic test] Discussions


H

*Richard Holmes Predicted Haplogroup R1b1b2a1a2d

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Kenneth James Holmes [confirmed by genetic test] Discussions


I

J

*Pierre Jaubert Predicted Haplogroup J2b

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*[Private][confirmed by genetic test]

* Claas Jansz van Rensburg Predicted Haplogroup I1

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
* Martin Marais, cousin of C June Barnes's mother. Confirmed -

*Jonker van Makassar Predicted Haplogroup K-M9

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Riaan Jonker [confirmed by genetic test] Discussions

K

*Johann Hannsz Kotze, SV/PROG Predicted Haplogroup E-L117

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Scott Kotze [confirmed by genetic test] Discussions


L

* Pierre Labuscaigne. SV/PROG Predicted Haplogroup I-M253

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
* Francois Emile Labuschagne - Nephew of Charmaine Labuschagne (Confirmed by genetic test)

  • Ralph Richard Samuel Labuschagne (Confirmed by genetic test)

M

* Charles Marais Predicted Haplogroup R1b1a2

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
* Stephannes Petrus Jansen van Rensburg - Uncle of C June Barnes Confirmed -

*Jacques Mouton Predicted Haplogroup R-M269

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Eugene-Joshua Mouton [confirmed by genetic test]

Discussions

N

O

P

*John Pearce Predicted Haplogroup R-M269

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Gavin John Pearce [Confirmed R-M269 by genetic test]

*Harmen Jansz Potgieter Predicted Haplogroup R CTS8401 (R1a1a1b1a3b1)

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Dries Potgieter (confirmed by genetic test) as RCTS8401 Discussions

*Jacques Pinard Predicted Haplogroup E-M35

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Jacques Pienaar [Confirmed E-M35 by genetic test] Discussions

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R

S

* Hans Christoffel Snijman Predicted Haplogroup I-M253 / I-Z61

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Johannes Hendrik Snyman [confirmed I-M253 /I-Z61 by genetic test]

Discussions

*Douwe Gerbrandt Steyn Predicted Haplogroup R-M269

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Chris Steyn[confirmed by genetic test] Discussions


*Joost Strydom Predicted Haplogroup R-M269 or R-L617

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Aubrey Strydom [confirmed by genetic test as R-L617 ] Discussions

T

U

V

*Willem Schalkz van der Merwe Predicted Haplogroup R-M269

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Conrad Jan van der Merwe[confirmed by genetic test] Discussions


*Pieter Willem van Heerden Predicted Haplogroup R-S16265

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Fanie van Heerden [confirmed R-S16265 by genetic test] Discussions


*Hendrik Venter Predicted Haplogroup R1a1a1b1a1.

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
* Piet Retief Venter Established through triangulation. This is the haplogroup of about 20 SA Venter males who have been tested.

*Francois Viljoen Predicted Haplogroup R-A426

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Gerhardus Cornelius Hendrik Viljoen[confirmed by genetic test] Discussions


W

*Stephanus Janse Weÿers, SV/PROG 2 Predicted Haplogroup R-U106

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
Discussions


X

Y

Z

*Mbulali aZwide Predicted Haplogroup E-M2 (E1b1a)

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*Extrapolated from Y DNA descendant Nelson Mandela


Discussions

Template:

*[Name] Predicted Haplogroup ?

Y-DNA Descendants on Geni:
*[Name][confirmed by genetic test][No genetic test result yet] Discussions


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