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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.

TIP: If you know your mtDNA Progenitor mother, Jeff Gentes' wonderful History Link App provides a way to check if there are others on the Geni tree who share her with you: + 'Ancestor Graph' ( top right) + Little boxed face in the middle, next to your name, & change the person to your mtDNA PROG's profile link + Change the box options below to '10 or more Generations to Display'; 'Descendants' & 'mtDNA' + 'Build Graph' (green box, top right) + Choose the 'Status' circle option - as this will show you which of her descendants are also Geni users (claimed profiles). (Or see the HIstory Link Project)


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South African mtDNA Progenitors on Geni:

*Lijsbeth Arabus Haplogroup L3b3

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

*Johanna Petronella Basson Haplogroup M66B

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Jannetje Bort Haplogroup M30c

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Jacoba Brandenburg Haplogroup ?

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Marie Buisset Haplogroup ?

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Sarah Butler Jobson Haplogroup h1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Sara Cochet Haplogroup K1a-T195C

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

  • ?

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*Marie Couteau Haplogroup H

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Marie de Grave Haplogroup U5a1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Anna Maria Pietersz de Leeuw 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 Haplogroup U5a1b

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Suzanne de Vos Haplogroup ?

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Arriantjie Gabrielsz Haplogroup U2c

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Trijntje Theunisz Gansevanger, SM/PROG Haplogroup H11a

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

  • C Barry[confirmed by genetic test]

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*Margaretha Gerrits Haplogroup T2b3-C151T

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Marie Grillion Haplogroup U2e1

*Johanna Haester Haplogroup H5a1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Catharina Jansz Harmans Haplogroup J2a1a1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Emma Jane Hawkins Haplogroup ?

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Johanne Dorothee Margaretha Huch Haplogroup T2f1a

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Maria Jacobs Haplogroup U2b

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Maria Kickers Haplogroup H

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Marie le Fébre Haplogroup T2b1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Francoise Martinet, SM/PROG Haplogroup U5b2b3a

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Maria Matyssen, SM/PROG Haplogroup U5b1c2b

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Marie Mouy Haplogroup T2

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Anna Jacoba Norden Haplogroup T1a1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Anne Retief SM/PROG Haplogroup U5a1?

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Hendrina Smit Haplogroup L5b1a

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Elizabeth Catharina Helena Schoeman Haplogroup H27

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Anne Souchay Haplogroup ?

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

  • C.Barry [confirmed by genetic test][No genetic test result yet]

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*Catherine Tabourdeaux Haplogroup ?

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Cornelia Theunisse, SM/PROG Haplogroup ?

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Maaij Claesje van Angola Haplogroup L4b2b

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Anna Groothenning van Bengale Haplogroup M49c

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Constantia van Bengale Haplogroup ?

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Rebekka van Bengal Haplogroup R30a1a

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Ansela van de Caap Haplogroup L0a1b2

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Barbara van de Caap Haplogroup L0d

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Adriana Jacoba van den Burg, Haplogroup R5a2b2

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Engeltje Cornelisz van der Bout Haplogroup U5a1c1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Koddo van Guinea Haplogroup L0

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Anna Maria van Laar Haplogroup h1ak1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Catharina van Malabar SM/PROG Haplogroup N21

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Elizabeth Johanna van Rooyen Haplogroup L3b3

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Inabe van Timor Haplogroup N

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*Geertruij Willemsz Haplogroup H1ak1

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

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*[Name] Haplogroup ?

mtDNA Descendants on Geni:

  • [Name][confirmed by genetic test][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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