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South African mtDNA - Female Progenitors

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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.

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South African mtDNA Progenitors on Geni:

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*Lijsbeth Arabus Predicted Haplogroup L3b3

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Johanna Petronella Basson Predicted Haplogroup M66B

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

  • Em Lo [confirmed M66B by genetic test]

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*Jean de la Batte Predicted Haplogroup J2a1a1

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Maria Bellardy Predicted Haplogroup L4b2b

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Jannetje Bort Predicted Haplogroup M30c

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Jacoba Brandenburg Predicted Haplogroup ?

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Marie Buisset Predicted Haplogroup H4a1a3a

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*Sarah Butler Jobson Predicted Haplogroup H1

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*Sara Cochet Predicted Haplogroup K1a-T195C

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

  • Olivier [confirmed K1a-T195C by triangulation of Corney Keller, Anton Keller & Memory Visser's DNA tests]

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*Marie Couteau Predicted Haplogroup H

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Marie de Grave Most probable Haplogroup is U5a1b1f Further information U5a1

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*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]

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  • Also listed as H1ak1 on FTDNA.com

*Marguerite -Therese de Savoye Predicted Haplogroup U5a1b

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*Suzanne de Vos Predicted Haplogroup N1a

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*Trijntje Theunisz Gansevanger Predicted Haplogroup H11a

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

  • C Barry[confirmed by genetic test]

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*Margaretha Gerrits Predicted Haplogroup T2b3-C151T

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*Marie Grillion Predicted Haplogroup U2e1

*Johanna Haester Predicted Haplogroup H5a1

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*Catharina Jansz Harmans Predicted Haplogroup J2a1a1

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*Emma Jane Hawkins Predicted Haplogroup H48

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*Johanne Dorothee Margaretha Huch Predicted Haplogroup T2f1a

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*Maria Jacobs van Batavia Predicted Haplogroup U2b

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*Maria Kickers Predicted Haplogroup H

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*Marie le Fébre Predicted Haplogroup T2b1

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*Francoise Martinet, SM/PROG Predicted Haplogroup U5b2b3a

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*Maria Matyssen, SM/PROG Predicted Haplogroup U5b1c2b

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Marie Mouy Predicted Haplogroup T2

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*Anna Jacoba Norden Predicted Haplogroup T1a1

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*Anne Retief SM/PROG Predicted Haplogroup U5a1d2a?

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*Hendrina Smit Predicted Haplogroup L5b1a

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*Elizabeth Catharina Helena Schoeman Predicted Haplogroup H27

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*Anne Souchay Predicted Haplogroup ?

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*Catherine Tabourdeaux Predicted Haplogroup ?

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*Cornelia Theunisse, SM/PROG Predicted Haplogroup ?

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*Joanna Catherina Toll Predicted Haplogroup: L0d

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*Maaij Claesje van Angola Predicted Haplogroup L4b2b

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*Anna Groothenning van Bengale Predicted Haplogroup M49c

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*Constantia van Bengale Predicted Haplogroup ?

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*Rebekka van Bengal Predicted Haplogroup R30a1a

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*Ansela van de Caap Predicted Haplogroup L0a1b2

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*Barbara van de Caap Predicted Haplogroup L0d

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*Adriana Jacoba van den Burg, Predicted Haplogroup R5a2b2

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*Engeltje Cornelisz van der Bout Predicted Haplogroup U5a1c1

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*Koddo van Guinea Predicted Haplogroup L0

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*Anna Maria van Laar Predicted Haplogroup h1ak1

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*Catharina van Malabar SM/PROG Predicted Haplogroup N21 or U2C

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*Krotoa 'Eva' van Meerhof SM/PROG Predicted Haplogroup ?

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*Elizabeth Johanna van Rooyen Predicted Haplogroup L3b3

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*Inabe van Timor Predicted Haplogroup N

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*Geertruij Willemsz Confirmed Haplogroup H1ak1

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

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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]

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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?

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?

OK, how far back does autosomal testing work?

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