Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Matrilineal Line

Tonight is Saturday – so that means it is time for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun!  For tonight’s post, Randy Seaver of Geneamusings has chosen the topic of matrilineal lines and mitochondrial DNA.

Here is my matrilineal line, beginning with myself:

a.) Elyse Doerflinger

b.) Sharon Doerflinger (1959 – 2010) married 1st to Steve Hilton and later divorced.  She then had a common law marriage with my dad, Thomas Dugger.

c.) (Biologically) Elizabeth Ruth Harney (1918 – 2009) married 1st to unknown Risdon and 2nd to Christopher Pieren.

(Adopted) Margaret Janice Harney (1916 – 1988) married to Maxamillian Adolf Doerflinger.

d.) Ethel Janice Weston ( 1894 – ?) married William Frederick Harney.

e.) Elizabeth Frances Coombe (1859 – ?) married Daniel Weston.

The reason I have two people under “c” is because I listed both my mom’s biological mother and her adopted mother.  My mom was conceived out-of-wedlock by Elizabeth Harney and was then adopted by Elizabeth’s sister, Margaret.

Unfortunately, I have not had the chance to do a mitochondrial DNA test but it is a goal of mine to do a DNA test “one of these days”.  I just haven’t had the money  to afford it.  As far as I know, no one else in my family has received a DNA test.

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One Response to Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Matrilineal Line

  1. Hi Elyse

    Due to a lack of progress on my maternal side, I took a IGenea mitochondrial test (I think the price was quite reasonable) – from Zurich – I think, and was quite surprised – the furthest I have got back is back to Hampshire, UK in 1813, and the results of my test showed that my distant ancestors (12th/13th Century) were Slavic Germans. Oh, well, I’ll have to see about getting further back on the records!

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