I have had mitochondrial DNA testing done by Family Tree DNA. I had both the HVR1 and HVR2 tests done. The results are as follows:

Mitosearch Name Haplo HVR1 HVR2
FDYPZ Caren Secord H 129A,519C 263G,315.1C

Mitochondrial DNA is passed down the maternal line unchanged except for the occasional mutation. Here is my maternal line as far back as I have been able to take it:


Caren (Courneya) Secord - living

Doris (Webster) Courneya - 1929-2010, born in Ontario

Rose (Buck) (Webster) Rippi - 1904-1993, born in Ontario

Sarah (Beaubien) Buck - 1860-1941, born in what is now Ontario

Sarah (Kimmerly) Beaubien - 1828-1900, born in what is now Ontario

Margaret (Foote) Kimmerly - 1809-?, born in what is now Ontario

Elizabeth (Smith) Foote - ~1787-?, possibly born in what is now Ontario

possibly Margaret, wife of Comfort Smith, who came to what is now Ontario, possibly from New York


My guess is that this Margaret may have been of English background.

If your mtDNA matches mine, I would be interested in hearing from you, especially if your maternal line goes back to Ontario. Please contact me at caren.a.chandler"AT" (Replace the "AT" with @.)