Saturday Night Genealogical Fun-What is your Matrilineal Line?

This weeks SNGF from Randy Seaver is  What is Your Matrilineal Line? (I am a few? days late posting this you can still have fun with this and I don’t think Randy would mind hearing from you even at this late 😀


Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) List your matrilineal line – your mother, her mother, etc. back to the first identifiable mother. Note: this line is how your mitochondrial DNA is passed to you!

2) Tell us if you have had your mitochondrial DNA tested, and if so, which Haplogroup you are in.

3) Post your responses on your own blog post, in Comments to this blog post, or in a Status line on Facebook or in your Stream at Google Plus.

4)  If you have done this before, please do your father’s matrilineal line, or your grandfather’s matrilineal line, or your spouse’s matrilineal line.

5)  Does this list spur you to find distant cousins that might share one of your matrilineal lines?


Here is mine:

Julia K. McCartney Hogston

Dency Terrill (1939 Cleveland ,Ohio ) married James McCartney

Arleen L. Beach (13 Aug 1907 Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio-2 Sep 1972 Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio) married Walter I. Terrill

Adah Mae Upson (11 Dec 1882 Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio-29 Jul 1929 Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio) married Clark I. Beach

Kitty Sweet (23 Jul 1858-8 Jun 1935) m. Frank Upson

Betsey Eliz Cheney (before 3 Nov 1853 Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio) m. Pembrook Summerset Sweet

My mother just received the results from her test and we belong to Haplogroup H.

I think it would be fun meeting distant cousins that belong to the same group, but doing genealogy on the internet I am sure I have already met or have been in contact with a few. We just don’t know it yet.

Betsy is our problem child in this part of the family.  This is running late because Mom was out-of-town and I wasn’t sure what group she had said. Then I just didn’t get around to finishing this up and posting it.

Happy Hunting!