My late father-in-law was Richard Butler. Richard is 24% ‘painted’ overall:
Most of that is on the maternal side. Richard is 8% painted on his Irish paternal side and 39% painted on his French Canadian maternal side. First, I’ll look at Gedmatch. I see a Melanie there that I don’t see mapped. She is also at Ancestry. Here is how Melanie and Richard match at Gedmatch:
By Melanie’s last name, I am guessing that the connection is on the French Canadian side. Richard did not test at Ancestry, but his two sisters did. Here is how Richard’s sister Lorraine matches Melainie:
This relationship is quite distant. Richard’s sister Lorraine has a large amount of DNA shared for a 5th cousin, once removed relationship. Richard’s amount of shared DNA is considerably higher at 88.7 cM. I’ll just go ahead and paint Melanie’s DNA match onto Richard’s map and assume that the common ancestors are correct.
Painting Melanie’s DNA Match to Richard
I see that Richard already has Louis Girard mapped by others, so I don’t have to add the Girard/Tremblay couple.
I see that the previous Girard/Tremblay DNA that I had added to Richard’s map was from Doris:
I might have expected some of these matches to overlap, but they did not. The only place there was overlap was on Chromosome 14:
That overlap was with Doris who had Delisle/Lanouette shared ancestors back in 1715. Melanie raises Richard’s mapped percentages to 40% maternal and 25% overall.
Richard and Benoit – Same Girard/Tremblay Ancestors from MyHeritage
Richard has this “Theory of Relativity” at MyHeritage:
Let’s paint in Benoit:
Benoit’s DNA makes sense compared to Doris and Sleuth as Girard and Tremblay go back from the Pouliot Line. Above, Melanie had an overlap with Charlotte. Charlotte goes back to Delisle who is on the LeFevre Line, so this made less sense. It shows that there may be other connections or the genealogy may be off. Other connections would be my first guess. Benoit raises Richard another percent on his maternal side:
Richard and Alan at MyHeritage
Richard has a Theory with Pierre, but there are two possible pairs of common ancestors. I’ll skip Pierre for now. Alan and Richard only have one pair of common ancestors shown:
These common ancestors are on the Bulter’s Lefevre side.
Alan overlaps on Chromosome 2 matches who have Lefevre ancestors.
The overlap with the brown DNA represents Edmond Lefevre and Leocadie Methot. That means that, if these matches are accurate and the genealogy is accurate, then the green DNA on Chromosome 2 that overlaps with yellow would be from Leocadie Methot and not Edmond Lefevre. It further means that the brown DNA that overlaps with yellow would be from Joseph Martin Lefevre and not Emma Pouliot. Richard’s match with Alan gets him up to 42% painted on his maternal side.
Reina at Gedmatch and Ancestry
Here is how Reina matches Richard:
Reina represents a new set of common ancestors:
Reina brings Richard up to 44% painted maternally and 26% painted overall.
Richard and Germain at Gedmatch and Ancestry
An Ancestry/Gedmatch combination is good for painting Richard’s DNA map. Here is how Ancestry shows Richard’s sister Lorraine and Germain connectiing:
the connection is so far out (back to 1690), it makes me wonder if there are other connections. Germain matches on Richard’s Pouliot side. Germain’s match is on the Pouliot side also in DNAPainter:
On Chromosome 9, Germain’s match overlaps with Benoit’s.
Here is Chromosome 17:
The area between Michelle and Germain would define a crossover. Michelle represents Richard’s Lefevre side and Germain (and the purple matches) represents Richard’s Pouliot side.
Richard is now 27% painted overall. Progress.
Richard and DR
Here is DR and Richard’s DNA match at Gedmatch:
Here is DR’s paternal tree:
The connection appears to be on the Rooney side which is Richard’s paternal side. That is where a lot of Richard’s DNA mapping is missing.
Here is a Rooney tree which I had built previously:
I’m not sure why I put the green as a different color. It could be because Daniel disagreed with the way I came up with the genealogy. Also I now see that I had two wives for Timothy Rooney. That first I have as Margaret Ann Gorman. If that is true that Richard and DR are half third cousins once removed. I just need to add in DR:
I note that in DR’s tree, his marriage record for John Rooney has Terence and Ann Rooney as his parents, but his death record has Timothy and Margaret Rooney.
Painting DR (Daniel at Gedmatch) to Richard’s Map
As it appears that Daniel and Richard are 1/2 cousins, that would mean that their only common ancestor is Timother Rooney.
This brings Richard up to 10% painted on his paternal side (from 8%).
More Painting of Daniel to Richard’s SIster Lorraine
Lorraine has a match similar to Richard’s with Daniel, but slighter larger on Chromosome 14:
My colors are not consistent between siblings.
Visual Phasing Butler DNA
I had visually phased Richard, Lorraine and Virginia:
This means that Virginia should not match with Daniel as Rooney is on the Butler’s Kerivan side. Virginia only recieved Butler DNA on her Chromosome 13.
Here is how I had visually phased Chromosome 14:
Again, Virginia has no Kerivan DNA on Chromosome 14, so has no match with Daniel. Lorraine has all Kerivan DNA, which explains her larger match with Daniel on Chromosome 14.
When I was doing the phasing, I also show why my wife Marie did not recieve any Kerivan DNA from her father:
Where Marie would have gotten green Kerivan DNA from her father, it was replaced by Richard’s maternal side Pouliot and Lefevre DNA.
Shared AncestryDNA Matches with Daniel
The largest shared match that Lorraine and Daniel have at Ancestry is with FG. Here is her tree:
I hope that, if I build out FGs tree, I will bump into a Rooney.
Here is a Rooney three generations out from FG. It turns out I already had Frances in my tree:
As Frances has a common DNA match with DH and Lorraine, the above connections are suggested.
People Who Match Richard and Daniel at Gedmatch: Jeanette
Gedmatch also has a utility to look for common matches. Jeanette matcches Richard and Daniel and also has a family tree:
Surprisingly Rooney is the first name on Jeanette’s tree. I have looked at a lot of Gedmatch trees and it is unusual to find what you are looking for. Now I need to check out Jeanette’s tree.
According to Findagrave.com, John H Rooney is John Henry Rooney. That means that I can add Jeanette to my tree:
My thinking is that Jeanette is a 1/2 third cousin once removed to Richard.
Adding Jeanette’s Match to DNAPainter
First, I’ll go with Richard:
The blue DNA in Chromosome 11 represents Tim or Terence Rooney’s DNA that came down to both Jeanette and Richard.
Jeanette and Virginia
Virginia is Richard’s sister:
So far, that is Virginia’s only match going back to Tim Rooney (in pink here).
Summary and Conclusions
- I was able to paint some extra DNA onto Richard’s map and some onto his two sisters.
- I was happy to find some Rooney matches as they are on Richard’s mostly unpainted paternal side
- Many Rooney families had large families which is good for DNA matching
- To me the DNA matches tie together two branches of the Rooney famiiy.
- I didn’t mention the genealogy here, but I have looked at the genealogy in older Blogs. I also mentioned a Jenny there which is the Jeanette in this Blog.