Find a living male person in your database from your maternal grandfather's patrilineal line who could take a Y-DNA test by answering the following questions.
1. What was your mother's father's name? My mother's father was Arthur Derks (1913-1999), born in Rochester, NY. He was one of ten children; he had 5 brothers and 4 sisters. He had 3 sons and 2 daughters.
2. What is your mother's father's patrilineal line? That is, his father's father's father's...back to the most distant male ancestor in the line?
- Arthur Derks' father was Peter Derks (1881-1960), born in Groede, Zeeland, Netherlands. He came to the US in 1905.
- Peter Derks' father was Abraham Dierx (1834-1907), born and died in the Netherlands.
- Abraham Dierx's father was Jacobus Dierx (1782- ?), born and died in the Netherlands.
- Jacobus Dierx's father was Jan Dierx (1740-1818), born and died in the Netherlands.
- Jan Dierx's father is believed to be Klaas Dierx from the Netherlands.
My mother's father had 4 brothers.
- Abram Derks (1904-1985) He had two sons and one daughter.
- Peter Derks (1910-1985) He had one son and one daughter.
- Milton Derks (1914-1977). He had one son.
- Eugene Derks (born after 1920 - still living). He had three sons and one daughter.
I haven't done a great deal of research on Y-DNA testing, and I'm not sure of the specifics on candidates. Wouldn't my mother's brothers be candidates? If anyone knows I'd love to have the answer.
This challenge can be found at: http://www.geneamusings.com/2012/01/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-your.html