2018 Reunion : St-Arsène
Commemorative plaque at Bains-sur-Oust
A new category of members
Since it is known now that Michel Saindon comes from Bains-sur-Oust, Brittany, Saindons descendants of the region are asking to become members of the Association A new category of members was decided, associate members. They have the same privileges as the other catgoiesy but cannot sit on the Board of Directors.
Joseph Cindon has passed away
Theer will be a special tribute to him at the plaque unveiling in 2018.
The Saindon's flag around the world.
During last year, the Saindon's flag was shown in many palces in the world by members of the Association.
Origin of Michel Saindon : evidence by DNA
After more than 30 years of research, we have confirmed through DNA testing that Michel Saindon, baptized in Bains-sur-Oust in Brittany on 2 December 1715, is in fact the same person who emigrated to Acadia around 1735; the first ancestor of all Saindons in North America.
- A Comparison
The DNA profile of the Y chromosome in men of the same lineage is almost integrally transmitted from father to son.
It was therefore necessary to compare the DNA of a descendant of Michel Saindon in America with that of a descendant of Pierre, Michel’s brother, to confirm a common ancestor, their father, who had passed to them his unaltered chromosomes.
Initially we had to establish a solid base of comparison in America by collecting the DNA of three Saindons whose ancestry to Michel was certain. The genetic DNA markers of these persons was identical.
We then found a descendant of Pierre Saindon, brother of Michel, who agreed to submit to a test.
- The Results