Saturday, March 21, 2009

Genea-Musings: Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Paternal Grandmother's Patrilineal Line

This is my first time on Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. I have been spending the last week unloading my step mothers apartment and could use a little relaxation. Now that I think about it, a fellow VanGilder contacted me a couple of years ago saying that he was having his Y-DNA tested. When he received his results it only lead to puzzlement. I have to find that hard copy and add it to this blog.

Genea-Musings: Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Paternal Grandmother's Patrilineal Line

Provide a list of your paternal grandmother's patrilineal line. Answer these questions:*

What was your father's mother's maiden name?*
Sarah Margaret VanGilder born March 2, 1898 in Morgantown, West Virginia

What was your father's mother's father's name?*
George Ethelbert VanGilder born January 27, 1861 in Morgantown, West Virginia

What is your father's mother's father's patrilineal line? That is, his father's father's father's ... back to the most distant male ancestor in that line?*

John Oliphant VanGilder born February 22, 1849 in Monongalia County (West) Virginia

Jacob VanGilder born January 20, 1797 in Frederick County, Maryland

Jacob VanGilder born May 13, 1752 in the Netherlands

Can you identify male sibling(s) of your father's mother, and any living male descendants from those male sibling(s)?

My grandmother, Sarah Margaret VanGilder Hughes did not have any brothers.

If so, you have a candidate to do a Y-DNA test on that patrilineal line. If not, you may have to find male siblings, and their descendants, of the next generation back, or even further.

I guess that would be brothers of George Ethelbert VanGilder and their sons

Jacob Young VanGilder--his 3 sons are all deceased and their sons are, too
Joseph Hill VanGilder--One of his great grandsons did the DNA test and was surprised to find that he had a Native American gene and we couldn't figure out where it came from.

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