Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Maternal Ancestry

Graphic was designed using the SmartGraphics feature of PowerPoint 2007.

During this Women's History month, I celebrate my maternal ancestors, known and unknown. My direct maternal line has been traced back to my slave ancestor Ella Scott Jeffress who was born in Virginia around 1842.

Maternal DNA
My three sisters and I inherited the DNA from our mother and her maternal ancestors. This DNA inherited from our direct maternal line falls in the X haplogroup and matches the DNA of present day Africans in two countries: the Beafadu people of Guinea-Bissau and the Temne people of Sierra Leone.

Dorothy, our mother
Emma, our grandmother
Bell, our great-grandmother
Luvenia, our great-great-grandmother
Ella (Elinor), our great-greaat-great-grandmother


Terrence A.T. Garnett said...

Excellent Photo timeline Dru.

GeneaDiva said...

Love your power point graphics of your maternal family. You have the best ideas for your blog! Your posts are always interesting, but this one is very special, which comes through loud and clear.

Unknown said...

WOW, this is a great way to visualize information! I am a "visual" person, so I love this. I can see this also helping people who are not into genealogy to "see", understand and appreciate what you have researched.

Unknown said...

I am a "visual" person, so I love this! I can see it helping people who don't do genealogy to appreciate your research.

Astrid said...

Love your graphic and post. Who did your DNA testing? I have been thinking about doing the same thing.


The Family Griot said...

Dru, I love how you used powerpoint in this instance! I may have to 'borrow' this from you when I do my family presentation for my family reunion this summer!

Professor Dru said...


I had tests done through DNA and African Ancestry.

Unknown said...

I love the way that you have illustrated you lines!! Keep it up!