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March 8, 2014

Six Generations of Strong Females on International Women's Day

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!


ScotSue said...

How wonderful to have photographs back so many generations.

Dawn said...

Very nice, Lorine! I have framed a project of four generations of high school graduates for my daughters' graduation. Seeing your post, I realize that I could go back two more generations at least with photos of my maternal line...I'll have to work on that one of these days :)

Kristin said...

I have tested my DNA, maternal and overall. I did a post similar to this and I also did one with all of my aunts and cousins and their daughters too. 1 for 3 of my great grandmothers. I did not have anyone to test for the others. Yet. There's always hope new cousins will find me!