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Jérôme Gasnier Jérôme Gasnier has a question!
January 4 @ 4:11am
Hi there ! My name is Gasnier, before it was Garnier. Before Garnier it was Warnier... In Belgium, there's a lot a of Warnier. Is there a Warnier with his haplogroup J2 like me ?
Alain Govaert
January 4 @ 1:39pm
I have a cousin named Warnier. They originate in Bruges , West Flanders .
Jérôme Gasnier
January 6 @ 4:45am
Great ! Is he J2 ?
Efrain Ramírez Efrain Ramírez
December 21 @ 8:23pm
Wanted to share my family connection My 8th gg Adriaen Gerritsen Van Vliet and Aechje Jans Spruyt. Also related to the Hoyt, Van Wagenen, Weber, Lefevre, Decker/Dekker, Deyo, Masten, Freer, Wood, Van Schaick, Schooner, Pel, Oranje
Roger Ombelet Roger Ombelet
October 24 @ 11:19am
Hi, I am new here, I think I am the only e-y here ? Can anyone help me to find where I have to be.
Hank de Wit
October 30 @ 4:28am
Hello Roger, If you visit and paste your STR values in it predicts you as being in E1b1b > V13 . This is apparently the most common European version of E, even though it is rare in Benelux. It is most common in the Balkans, see
Hank de Wit
October 30 @ 5:02am
Hello again Roger. So since there doesn't appear to be a V13 or M78 group to join, that leaves the M35 group, which includes these sub-clades.
Roger Ombelet
October 30 @ 5:15am
Oke, thanks Hank
Raf Ceustermans
October 31 @ 1:38am
Roger, ik ben ook admin van het E-M35 project (net als Wim overigens). Dat is inderdaad het best passende Y-project. Je behoort overigens tot de V13 groep, net als een drietal percent van de Belgen.
Michael Page Michael Page
June 28 @ 8:07am
Hi - I was curious as to why I am grouped under "not from Benelux". What determines this?
Michael Page
September 13 @ 10:42am
I'm not sure what constitutes a paper trail, but my paternal line originally is believed to have come from the Netherlands. I have a CD made by the Hendricks surname project here, however, showing the various lineages of our group in the USA. Since about the mid-18th Century our specific surname has been Hendryx, and before that, allegedly Hendriksen (whatever spelling).
Joel Lefever
October 12 @ 1:34pm
Michael, your surname is Page - was Hendricks the direct paternal line to you, or was it the surname of one of your grandmothers? If Hendricks was your direct paternal line (you-father-grandfather-ggrandfather etc.), you could make a case for your being included in Benelux by showing the direct male line and name changes.
Michael Page
October 13 @ 10:55am
Yes it's the direct paternal line (thanks to a non-paternity 'event').
Joel Lefever
October 15 @ 12:50pm
Do you know the most distant Hendricks ancestor? And where he lived? If so, you could enter the info into your FTDNA account, giving evidence of descending from someone who lived in the Benelux.
Nicolas Schwarzenbach Nicolas Schwarzenbach
October 9 @ 11:47pm
I just received my Y results, which are posted in the group. My paternal birth line is Lanotte, the family having emigrated from Belgium to Indiana in the mid-1800's, coming from Suxy, Chiny, Luxembourg Province, Belgium. My legal (stepfather's) name is Schwarzenbach, which adds some confusion. Glad to be a member of the group.
Johannis (John) van Immerseel Johannis (John) van Immerseel has a question!
September 3 @ 5:29pm
Hi - I recently joined the Benelux group. How can I get the most from this group and how can I best contribute?
Hendrik Verbeeck
September 4 @ 11:02am
Hello John, do you possibly have an account with Geneanet and/or do you speak Dutch ?
Johannis (John) van Immerseel
September 4 @ 2:12pm
Hi Hendrik - I do have an account with Geneanet and I can read Dutch very well but my ability to speak Dutch is quite limited. My father and I as well as my younger brother have always communicated quite well - their messages are in Dutch and mine are in English.
Raf Ceustermans
September 11 @ 1:15pm
Hello John, I gather you belong to the van Immerseel family from Lier? Quite an illustrious family! It's nice to have DNA for them.
Johannis (John) van Immerseel
September 14 @ 7:15am
Thanks Raf. Yes I do belong to the van Immerseel family. I just wish there were more of us especially from the families van Lier and van Aerschot. It would help to answer a lot of questions about the earliest generations. All the Best. John
KH Schmit KH Schmit has a question!
August 27 @ 6:03pm
Help! None of my Y matches show up in my Family Finder matches. I really think they sent me the wrong results. No names in the Y match list are familiar. Is there a way to contact FTDNA? Your thoughts appreciated!
Raf Ceustermans
August 29 @ 7:00am
Hello KH, yes you can find contact info for FTDNA at the bottom under hep. However you must realize that Y-matches (certainly those at 12-37 markers) can be thousands of years ago. The FF matches on the other hand should be from within the last few hundreds of years. So it's not surprising they are not part of your FF-matches.
Baudouin de Crombrugghe de Looringhe Baudouin de Crombrugghe de Looringhe
August 13 @ 9:58am
Belgæ colonies over two millenia ago... Credit: "Menapia Quest" from Norman Mongan
Victoria Hudson Victoria Hudson
June 28 @ 6:58am
Hello: My ggg grandmother was Joanna Catharina Janssens. I believe her parents were Joannes Janssens and Francoise or Francisca Everaerts. Her daughter Antoinette van Hemelryck married Joannes Scheepers. Does anyone have a family lineage that might correspond to my family?
Victoria Hudson
July 7 @ 11:26am
Thank you. This is new information. Was Joannes' wife Francisca mentioned? I have seen a photo of their marriage record and I estimate her year of birth at 1780.
Paul Van Gestel
July 23 @ 3:01am
She was born abt. 1770 in Brussels, as Francoise, mother was Anne- Marie Everaerts, no father, so prob. a illegit child.
Victoria Hudson
July 23 @ 5:10pm
Thank you I just found this out. I was visiting with a French cousin and she translated the marriage record for me. Francoise name is Francisca on other records I found of her. I will now start my search for her mother in the records. Thanks again.
Victoria Hudson
July 30 @ 3:37pm
Paul I have another question. I have found Anna Maria Everearts in Bruxelles. She was the widow of Jean Vain who she married when she was 50 years old and he was 60. But even though I have found her & know who she married and who her parents are I can't confirm she's Francoise's mother can't find a birth record or family tree that shows her having a child named Francoise or Francisca. Any ideas?
Gert Renkin Gert Renkin
July 8 @ 11:16am
Hallo iedereen, een vraagje... Hoe kan je je resultaten van M269 het best verfijnen... welke SNPs zou je moeten laten testen? Bedankt...
Raf Ceustermans
July 22 @ 11:38am
Dag Gert, excuses voor het late antwoord. Als je M269 bent kan je best beginnen met het basis M269 SNP pack, en op basis daarvan verder kijken.
Gert Renkin
July 22 @ 4:02pm
Dank u...
Gert Renkin
July 22 @ 4:03pm
Een bijkomende vraag... is er een algemene leidraad hoe je eenmaal je de SNP pack hebt gedaan je verder gaat met de resultaten...
Raf Ceustermans
July 24 @ 12:19am
Gert, in jou geval zal het pack je in een subclade van R1b plaatsen. Deze groep is zo groot dat er in de meeste gevallen nog een specifieker pack zal zijn dat je dieper kan plaatsen. Je kan ook gaan voor een Big Y die in principe de meest geavanceerde (maar ook duurste) SNP test is. Die test kan ook nieuwe SNPs en subclades ontdekken.