Jan 122014

In the spring 2013, Annette had one of her mother’s first cousins (a Vienneau descendant of Francois s/o Michel Vienneau\Vianot & Therese Baud) tested for his Y-DNA 37 markers. The test results predicted that he belonged to haplogroup R and is of the subclade R1b1a2 (R-M269). R1b is one of the most common haplogroups in Europe. The R1b subclade evolved through several mutations of the original R group and this R1b subclade journeyed into Europe approximately 25,000 years ago.

We are in the process of testing two more Vienneau descendants from two different sons of Michel and Therese (Jean Baptiste Vienneau who married Magdeleine Lejeune and Joseph Vienneau\Vienneau dit Michaud who married Genevieve LaMontagne and whose descends today go by the surname of Michaud).

Two more generations of the Vianot line in France have been added to the database.  Our thanks to Lea LeBlanc who searched online for many hours and days during 2013 and located this information on the Vianot’s on other websites as well as in online images of old French parish registers.