Yes, a genetic genealogy remembrance of Mitochrondrial DNA Day!
Here are my mothers (my matrilineage), as far as I know them, with their spouse’s name in [ ]:
Lillian Gines (living)[H.V. Manson]
Annie Florida Corrine Long (b. 1902, Kansas City, MO; died 1986, Kansas City, MO)[Wm. E. Gines
Mary Elizabeth Johnson (b. 1870, Clay County, MO; died 1946, Kansas City, MO)[James W. Long]
Sarah Gilbert (b. 1849, MO; died btwn 1880 and 1 Apr 1885) [Ezekiel Johnson]
(There’s nothing more that I would like in the world than to find Sarah Gilbert’s parents!)
I’m within Halpogroup L3d. L3 originated in East Africa about 85,000 years ago according to GeneTree.com, and is the predecessor of many other haplogroups. It is said that L3 “is also the haplogroup from which the haplogroups M and N have arisen covering the mtDNA pool of all non-African lineages.” [Source]
I am aware of several matches via Ancestry.com and GeneTree.com, but have been unable to make contact with them.
May 9, 2010 Sunday at 12:39 pm