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South African mtDNA - Female Progenitors

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  • Christina van Looveren, SM/PROG (1673 - 1729)
    Extracts: from the History of Vrede en Lust.===Willem van Zyl Jr heads for Amsterdam, the most affluent merchant city in Europe, where he becomes a gardener. Willem finds lodgings in Verwer Street, now...
  • Dirkje Helm, b5 SM (bef.1682 - 1767)
    Baptism - Town Baptisms 1682 *Baptism 18 January 1682**Den 18 Januarii**Dirckien**Hans Helmus en Geertruid Willems*** in Cape Town in 1681 to Hans Helm and Geertruy Willemse. Dirkje Helm Bapt. 18 Jan 1...
  • Maria Theresa Kotza (deceased)
  • Altijn "Aletta" Gerritsz van Deventer (bef.1700 - bef.1774)
    She was a carrier of the South African Variegate Porphyria mutation (R59W) together with 3 other siblings: * Jacob (Jacobus) (Gerrit) Gerritsz van Deventer * Johanna Margaretha van Deventer * Altijn Al...

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 & yourself 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.

facebook_white_small_short.gif There's a good SA DNA Genealogy FB page here: Using DNA for Genealogy – South Africa. It's not geni affiliated, but has lots of our users on it.

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South African mtDNA Progenitors on Geni:

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*Ariaantje Abrahamse Confirmed Haplogroup H48
[Confirmed by triangulation of Michelle du Plessis' & Dianne Fitz Patrick's genetic tests]

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Altijn "Aletta" Gerritsz van Deventer

Discussions

*Lijsbeth Arabus Predicted Haplogroup L3b3

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Isabella Potgieter [confirmed L3b3 by triangulation of: Barbara Nicole Cailliau & Petrus Philippus Potgieter's genetic test results]

Discussions

B

*Johanna Petronella Basson Predicted Haplogroup M66B

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Em Lo [confirmed M66B by genetic test] Discussions

*Jannetje Bort Predicted Haplogroup M30c1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Dries Potgieter confirmed M30c1 by genetic test

Discussions

*Jacoba Brandenburg Predicted Haplogroup ?

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Ansu Boyd [no genetic test result yet] Discussions


*Suzanne Briet Predicted Haplogroup N1a

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Louw van Deventer [confirmed by genetic test as N1a] Discussions

*Marie Buisset Predicted Haplogroup H4a1a3a

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Maria du Plessis[Confirmed H4a1a3a by triangulation of full mitochondrial sequence (FMS) from Dion Andre Doubell and Marie-Therése Armenis.]

Discussions

*Sarah Butler Jobson Predicted Haplogroup H1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Melanie Smith [confirmed by 23andme autosomal DNA test] Discussions


C

*Jacomina Carteniers Predicted Haplogroup K1a1a

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*[Name] [confirmed by triangulation of: & 's genetic tests]

  • *[Name] [confirmed by genetic test as ][no genetic test result yet]

Discussions


*Sara Cochet Predicted Haplogroup K1a-T195C

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Ellen Elizabeth Keller [confirmed K1a-T195C by triangulation of Corney Keller, Anton Keller & Memory Visser's DNA tests]

Discussions

*Marie Couteau Predicted Haplogroup H

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
* Discussions


D

*Cecilia d'Atis Predicted Haplogroup H10e

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

  • Anna van Wyk H10 [confirmed by triangulation of: Glenda Griffin & Valeta Baty's genetic tests]

Discussions

*Marie de Grave Predicted Haplogroup U5a1b1f1 or T2b33

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Lodewyk Christiaan Steyn [confirmed U5a1b1f1 by genetic test]

Discussions

*Anna Maria de Laar Predicted Haplogroup H1b1-T16362C

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Martha Louisa (Marthie) (Strydom) [confirmed by genetic test as H1b1-T16362C ]

Discussions


*Jeanne de la Batte Predicted Haplogroup J2a1a1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Sarel du Plessis Confirmed by genetic test as J2a1a1

Discussions

*Anna Maria Pietersz de Leeuw Predicted Haplogroup H3-A73G!

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Linda van Wyk [confirmed by Full Mitochondrial Sequence][source documents available for paper trail]

Discussions

  • Also listed as H1ak1 on FTDNA.com

*Marguerite -Therese de Savoye Predicted Haplogroup U5a1b

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Johanna Hendrina Alida de Beer (Wright) [direct matrilineal descendant, no test to date on Geni]

Discussions


*Marie de Villiers Predicted Haplogroup H27e

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*[Elizabeth Helena Catharina Grove]

Discussions


*Suzanne de Vos Predicted Haplogroup *N1a

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Maja Blomerus [No test to date]

Discussions

*Maria Domingo Predicted Haplogroup L2a1f

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Riekie Slabbert [confirmed by genetic test]

Discussions


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F

G

*Trijntje Theunisz Gansevanger Predicted Haplogroup H11a-T152C

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*C Barry[confirmed by genetic test] Discussions


*Margaretha Gerrits Predicted Haplogroup T2b3-C151T

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Elizabeth Janetta

Discussions


*Marie Grillion Predicted Haplogroup U2e1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
* JC Barry (U2e1, by DNA test)

Discussions


*Johanna Haester Predicted Haplogroup H5a1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Stephanie Petch Discussions


H

*Catharina Jansz Harmans Predicted Haplogroup V

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Hilda Florence Krogmann [confirmed V by FMS genetic test]

Discussions

*Emma Jane Hawkins Predicted Haplogroup H48

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Patricia McBride Doubell[Confirmed by genetic test as H48]

Discussions


*Johanne Dorothee Margaretha Huch Predicted Haplogroup T2f1a

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Thomas Hambrock [confirmed T2f1a by genetic test]

Discussions


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J

*Maria Jacobs van Batavia Predicted Haplogroup U2b

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Joseph Philippus Greyling

Discussions


*Huibrecht Jasperz Predicted Haplogroup H1c1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Lydia Kruger van der Westhuizen [confirmed by genetic test as H1c1] Discussions

K

*Maria Kickers Predicted Haplogroup H48

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Christina van Zyl Erickson

Discussions


*Ifenasia Kotza (Blauert) Predicted Haplogroup H49a

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

Discussions

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*Susana Barbara Lavis Predicted Haplogroup L1c1d

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Sheldon Scott [confirmed by genetic test as L1c1d] Discussions

*Barbe le Févre Predicted Haplogroup H1a1b

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Private [confirmed by genetic test as H1a1b] Discussions


*Marie le Fébre Predicted Haplogroup T2b1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Anna Prevot- Confirmed T2b1 by triangulation of full mitochondrial sequence (FMS) from Shirley Norris & Alexander Armenis.

Discussions

M

*Johanna Maartens Predicted Haplogroup H1at1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Anneline Du Preez (Buys) [confirmed by genetic test as H1at1 ] Discussions


*Isabeau Mallan Predicted Haplogroup U2c1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
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*Francoise Martinet Predicted Haplogroup U5b2b3a

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Sara Fourie [confirmed by triangulation of: C June Barnes & Christiaan Frederik Beyers Herbst's genetic tests]

Discussions

*Maria Matyssen Predicted Haplogroup U5b1c2b

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Private User (confirmed by full MtDNA Test) Discussions

*Marie Mouy Predicted Haplogroup T2

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Deon Kruger

Discussions


N

*Anna Jacoba Norden Predicted Haplogroup T1a1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Marietjie Kotze [confirmed by full MtDNA Test]

Discussions

O

P

*Christina (Christijn) Pietersz van de Caep Predicted Haplogroup L2c

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
**Lorraine Petzer [confirmed by genetic test as L2c] Discussions

Q

R

*Sophia Radergoertgens/Raderotjes Predicted Haplogroup J1c2c1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Elmien Ballot [confirmed J1c2c1 by genetic test] Discussions

*Anne Retief Predicted Haplogroup U5a1d2a

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Vivienne Court [confirmed by genetic test full mtDNA U5a1d2a]

Discussions


*Lysbeth Roda Predicted Haplogroup T2b3-C151T

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Danie Malan [confirmed by genetic test full mtDNA T2b3-C151T] Discussions


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*Hendrina Smit Predicted Haplogroup L5b1a

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Danielle le Marais [Confirmed by genetic test as L5b1a]

Discussions

*Elizabeth Catharina Helena Schoeman Predicted Haplogroup H27

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Gideon Botha[confirmed by genetic test] Discussions

*Anne Souchay Predicted Haplogroup U4c1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
* Lisette Cousins [confirmed U4 by genetic test]

Discussions

*Anna Maria Swart Predicted Haplogroup H3b1b1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Annemarie Dreyer [confirmed as H3b1b1 by genetic test]

Discussions


T

*Catherine Tabourdeaux Predicted Haplogroup U2e1a

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Marie Vermeulen-Boshoff [No genetic test result yet]

Discussions


*Cornelia Theunisse Predicted Haplogroup ?

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Nerine Ahlers (Le Roux) [No genetic test result yet]

Discussions


*Joanna Catherina Toll Predicted Haplogroup: L0d

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Conrad Jan van der Merwe [confirmed by genetic test as L0d] Discussions


U

V

*Maaij Claesje van Angola Predicted Haplogroup L4b2b

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Private User [confirmed L4b2b by genetic test] Discussions

*Anna Groothenning van Bengale Predicted Haplogroup M49c1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Christo Janse van Rensburg [Confirmed by genetic test]

Discussions


*Catharina 'Opklim' van Bengale Predicted Haplogroup M33a3

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Alison Hall [confirmed by genetic test] Discussions

*Maria Jacobs van Batavia De Veij Predicted Haplogroup U2b

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
**Joseph Philippus Greyling [confirmed by genetic test as U2b] Discussions


*Constantia van Bengale Predicted Haplogroup ?

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Judith Susanna Hendrika Marais Discussions


*Rebekka van Bengal Predicted Haplogroup R30a1a

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Divon Mordechai Lan [confirmed R30a1a by genetic test] Discussions


*Ansela van de Caap Predicted Haplogroup L0a1b2 =

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Anna van der Swaan [confirmed by triangulation of: Petrie Coetzee & Joan Podesta Austen's genetic tests]

Discussions

*Barbara van de Caap Predicted Haplogroup L0d

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Private User [confirmed by genetic test]

Discussions


*Catharina van de Caap Predicted Haplogroup N21

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Maria Catharina Grobler Fitzgerald [Confirmed N21 by convergence of: Charlette Hoppe & Glynis Van der Watt's genetic test results]

Discussions

*Catharina van de Caap Predicted Haplogroup L0d

mtDNA Descendants on Geni
* Discussions


*Christina van de Caab Predicted Haplogroup R5a2

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Werner John Carstens [confirmed R5a2 by mtFull Sequence test] GEDmatch Kit number: T610740 Discussions


*Johanna Rosina van de Caap, SM Predicted Haplogroup U2

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Private [confirmed by genetic test]

Discussions


*Adriana Jacoba van den Burg, Predicted Haplogroup R5a2b2

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Avis Helen Ackerman (Sutton) Discussions


*Engeltje Cornelisz van der Bout Confirmed Haplogroup U5a1c1a=

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Anna Maria Koopman [confirmed U5a1c1a]

Discussions

*Koddo van Guinea Predicted Haplogroup ?

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
* Discussions


*Christina VAN LOVEREN Predicted Haplogroup H1b1-T16362C

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

Discussions

*Catharina van Malabar Confirmed Haplogroup U2c1 [Confirmed U2c1 by triangulation of Fanie van Heerden, Reginald Horne and Shirley Bihl Paladin's genetic test results]

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Arriantjie Gabrielsz Van Cathrijn [U2c1]

Discussions

*Krotoa 'Eva' van Meerhof Predicted Haplogroup ?

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Koos le Roux [No genetic test result yet]

Discussions


*Maria van Negapatnam Predicted Haplogroup K1a4i

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Lucia Lamprecht(Lemmer) [confirmed K1a4i by genetic test] Discussions


*Regina van Rapenberg van Guinea Predicted Haplogroup L0a1b2a =

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Lijsbeth Jansz van de Caap, SM [confirmed L0a1b2a by triangulation of Stephanie Barnardt and Nicolaas Frans Janse van Rensburg's genetic tests]

  • *Private User [confirmed L0a1b2a by genetic test]
    • Private [confirmed L0a1b2a by genetic test]

Discussions

*Hester Johanna van Reenen Predicted Haplogroup U5a1b

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Johannes Hendrik Snyman [confirmed by genetic test as U5a1b]

Discussions


*Elizabeth Johanna Olivier Lubbe Predicted Haplogroup L3b3

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*Aubrey Strydom Aubrey Strydom] [confirmed by genetic test] Discussions


*Inabe van Timor Predicted Haplogroup N

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

Discussions


W

*Geertruij Willemsz Confirmed Haplogroup H1ak1 [Confirmed by triangulation of Drummond Corrie, Emmerentia Frederika Landman, Gabriel Gert Venter and Jaco Strauss' genetic test results]

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

Discussions


*Maria Willemse Confirmed Haplogroup H1a1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*[Name] Predicted Haplogroup ?

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:
*[Name] [confirmed by triangulation of: & 's genetic tests]

  • *[Name] [confirmed by genetic test as ][no genetic test result yet]

Discussions


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All About mtDNA in Genetic Genealogy by Roland Henry Baker, III

Do you mean that everybody with eg the u5b mtDNA haplogroup has the same female ancestor from 24,000 yrs ago?
* So, on the Geni tree, will all the descendants of eg Francoise Martinet, SM/PROG’s daughter’s daughter’s etc also be u5b? But that relies on the assumption that the Geni tree is accurate, doesn’t it?
What about improving the certainty by testing another matrilineal (motherline) descendant?
*So, if two matrilineal descendants on our Geni tree test with the same mtDNA – is that conclusive proof of their female progenitor’s mtDNA haplogroup?

OK, how far back does autosomal testing work?

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