Hannah Grant is the second of two children born to David Grant & Wanda Jones. The Grant family moved from her birthplace in Kansas up to Michigan as David followed his career as a civil employee for the United States Army. Hannah was named so after her 3rd great grandmother Hannah Dempsey (nee Butler) from her father's maternal side. The middle name Maureen was given in lieu of the famous Maureen O'Hara, a popular actress of the parents decade. The family all still resides locally in Michigan, a halfway point between the parents origins of Midwestern United States and Canada.
Ms. Grant holds four undergraduate diplomas in the social sciences including cultural anthropology and behavioral science. In 2015, she completed a Masters degree in Educational Technologies. Today she volunteers as a web services librarian for a digital archive project.
A large majority of her genealogy work pertains to native ancestry in the woodland and maritime regions of Canada and neighboring US states.
Metis and mixed ancestry peoples of Michigan, Ontario, and Manitoba.
The French & Acadian settlers of the Maritime region of North America.
Notable families of European history, and their descendants in America.
Famous Figures from American History and its Wars.
"Descendants of Elizabeth and William Grant" by Hirschi, 1991
"United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJG2-2P3G : 16 May 2014), Hannah Maureen Grant, Residence, Fraser, Michigan, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Hannah Berney and David Grant, parent/child. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Parent/Child based on sharing 3,483 centimorgans shared across 47 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Maternal relationship is confirmed with a 23andMe test match between Anonymous Jones and Hannah Berney, second cousins . Predicted relationship from 23andMe: "2nd Cousin based on 4.30% DNA shared across 14 segments."
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Hannah or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Hannah (Grant) Berney:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup H1-16189C, FTDNA kit #B7016
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Hannah: