Saturday, May 4, 2013

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Randy has given us another great challenge this week!

From Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musings

"Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

The challenge:  Find a living male person in your database from your maternal grandmother's patrilineal line who could take a Y-chromosome DNA test. Answer these questions:

1) What was your mother's mother's name?

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

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

4)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, or in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook or Google Plus post."

My mother's mother was Irene Caroline Banet.

Irene's father was Francis Isidore Banet [also known as "Frank".

Irene had several brothers:

Robert Benjamin Banet [1894-1970]

Arthur Matthias Banet [1896-1974]

Charles Franklin Banet [1898-1976]

Augustin Philip Banet [1900-1978]

Francis Eugene Banet [1902-1983]

Clarence J. Banet [1904-1986]

Of these many brothers, there are 4 sons among them that remain living. These sons would make DNA testing possible for the patrilineal line.

Thanks again Randy for a great evening's fun!

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