Please note that more information is available on the mtDNA Proven Origins page at the ACADIAN ANCESTRAL HOME
The object of The Mothers of Acadia mtDNA Project is to test descendants of the pioneer/founding Mothers of Acadia, and of other maternal forebears of today's Acadians, whether of French or of Native extraction. This project is dedicated to all of the Mothers of Acadia.
Because of the Deportation and exile of 1755, many records were lost and/or destroyed at the time. Therefore mtDNA testing is important to all of us.
At this time in our history, mitochondrial DNA testing, or mtDNA testing, provides a vehicle to establish whether these pioneer women were of European or of Native origin. Because of missing records that would have identified the origins of these ancestral Mothers, there has been a great deal of controversy regarding their origins -- though noted genealogists attribute most of them as having come from France/Europe. These tests are helping to resolve some of these controversies.
mtDNA, is based solely on one's direct maternal line. Both women and men can be mtDNA tested. If you descend from a Mother of Acadia, particularly from one of those listed above, please consider mtDNA testing.
To qualify for mtDNA testing, one's direct maternal line begins with you, then goes to your mother, and to her mother, to her mother, and so forth, ending when you have gone as far as possible in your maternal line.
In order to participate, your direct maternal line must go back to one of the a Mother of Acadia. *After* you have ordered your test kit, please send your direct maternal line to Lucie so it can be verified. If your maternal line is not complete, we can help to complete it.
If you have questions about your maternal line prior to testing, or if you have already been tested but need any help at all, please send Lucie a message.
Thank you for your collaboration!
For more mtDNA results of participants who joined the mtDNA Proven Origins project begun two years ago, please go to the
ACADIAN ANCESTRAL HOME and click on mtDNA Proven Origins at the sidebar.