On this Mother’s Day I thought it would be fun to post our matrilineal lines, in other words, our lines up through our mothers, and their mothers, and so on.
In the genealogy blogosphere, there’s a meme going on this weekend to post about our maternal line, like Randy Seaver has done here.
This, by the way, is where we get our mitochondrial DNA, or mtDNA, which is passed in its entirety from a mother to her children. It just so happens that I purchased a DNA test from 23andme.com a few weeks ago when they had their $99 special. Though as I stare at this test kit to spit into, I admit I’m getting cold feet.
Have you had a DNA test of any type for genealogy purposes?
Anyway, here’s my line, that I’ve also posted as a journal here on FamilyTreeCircles.
- Scott JANGRO (that’s me)
- [living] BAKER m. [living] JANGRO
- Dora Helen MCILWRAITH (1915-1982) m. Robert Slade BAKER
- Margaret HOURIHAN (1890-1931) m. Robert MCILWRAITH
- Frances Mary LYNCH (????) m. Thomas HOURIHAN
That’s it! It ends quickly with the jump to Ireland, which is where the line ends. I don’t even have documentation on Frances and Thomas.
This is where I get my Irish and Scottish blood. I wish we had more. Someday I’ll make a trip to Ireland
Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!
If you’d like to post your own matrilineal line as a journal, just start here.