This Saturday Night challenge come from Randy over at the Genea-Musings Blog:
Provide a list of your paternal grandmother’s patrilineal line.
Here are my answers…
* What was your father’s mother’s maiden name?
* What was your father’s mother’s father’s name?
Charles Mazeres dit Salanave
* 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?
1. Jean Pierre Mazeres
–1. Jean Mazeres dit Salanave
—–1. Charles Mazeres dit Salanave (my Great Grandfather)
Can you identify male sibling(s) of your father’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.
Unfortunately, my Grandmother had no male siblings who survived. She is the only surviving descendant of Charles Mazeres dit Salanave. I would have to go back to the previous generation to Charles’ brother, Antoine Mazeres dit Salanave to find a male descendant. Antoine had one child, John Alexis, Mazeres. This line was considerable less productive compared to my Breilh & Segalas lines.
By the way, this line descends from the small town of Ogeu les bains in France. Charles Mazeres dit Salanave was the first to arrive in America. His brother, Antoine, and sisters, Veronique and Madeleine immigrated later. I’ve still got cousins there.