Today while visiting blogs I came across this Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Matrilineal Line on Mavis Jones’ blog, Georgia Crackers. Mavis got it from Randy Seaver’s, Genea-Musings. Even though it’s only Friday, and not even the week when the challenge was given, I decided to do it. I added my grandchildren and children to the mix.
In the photo montage above, starting from top left are – My great grandmother Jennie with her daughters, Fannie (my grandmother) Daisy standing and youngest, Alice with the big bow in her hair. Next photo is of Eliza, my great great grandmother. Top right is my mother, Doris Graham Cleage with my little sister Pearl and me. Bottom row left photo is of my sister Pearl and I with our daughters – Ife, Ayanna, Jilo, Deignan and I am holding Tulani. Last photograph is of my grandaughters – Kylett in purple (she’s my son’s daughter so not actually in my matrilineal line), Abeo in back, Tatayana in pink, Hasina in light pink and Sydney in front in green. We have no photograph of Annie Williams, our earliest identifiable fore-mother.
1) List your matrilineal line – your mother, her mother, etc. back to the first identifiable mother. Note: this line is how your mitochondrial DNA was passed to you!
My Matrilineal Line – Forwards and Backwards
My granddaughters who are daughters of my daughters
Me – 1946 (Springfield, MA)
Doris Juanita Graham 1923 (Detroit, MI) – 1982 (Detroit, MI)
Fannie Mae Turner 1888(Hayneville, AL) – 1974 (Detroit, MI)
Jennie Virginia Allen abt 1871 (Montgomery AL)- 1954 (Detroit, MI)
Eliza Williams abt 1839 (Alabama) – 1917 (Montgomery, AL)
Annie Williams abt 1820 (South Carolina) – after 1900 Montgomery, AL)
2) Tell us if you have had your mitochondrial DNA tested, and if so, which Haplogroup you are in.
My first test was with African Ancestry in 2007. They didn’t name a Haplogroup but said the variations matched the Mende in Sierra Leone.
In 2008 I re-tested with Family tree to become part of a Black Belt Genealogy DNA study. The results were – FTDNA HVR1 Haplogroup – L3e3
3) Post your responses on your own blog post, in Comments to this blog post, or in a Note or status line on Facebook.