This just in from Australia!
My second cousin, Ellie who lives there just sent me this email...
Did your Mom tell you that I've had my mitochondrial DNA identified by the National Geographic Genographic Project? I don't know that much about genetics, but from what I do understand, the female side of our family have the same mitochondrial DNA. So, Granny Cairns, her mother Melissa (Cusick) Oviatt, Marge and my Mom, your Mom, Therese(don't know how to spell her name) and her daughter, Maggie and me, you and Tracy, your daughter and Tracy's daughters all have the same mitochondrial DNA because it is passed through the female line. We all have Haplogroup U (subclade U4), 16356C, 16519C. You can do a google search on Haplogroup U4 and will probably find that one of the places where there are a lot of people with U4 is Finland and where our ancestors came from (Northern Ireland as well, but via Finland.)
I have just read in Wikipedia that most Sami are U5b and U5b1 but a small number are U4.