March 8, 2014
Six Generations of Strong Females on International Women's Day
Today is International Women's Day and to celebrate I am sharing a collage of 6 generations of my direct maternal line. It is wonderful to have photos of our direct female lineage back to my great-great grandmother Sarah born in 1836.
Starting from the left we have Sarah Stead, my great-great grandmother. Next is Sarah's daughter Sarah Simpson, my great grandmother. Then we have Sarah Simpson's daughter Ruth Fuller, my grandmother. Then comes Ruth's daughter Joan, my mother. Then me and then my daughter Judy. Then our direct maternal line is done as my daughter had sons but no daughters.
My maternal DNA has been tested and shows that I am Haplogroup J2a1a1b . My DNA shows my origins as Irish, British, French, German, Scandinavian, Northern European, East Asian and Native American.
Have you tested your MtDNA? It's interesting and fun to do that!