[APG Public List] [APG Members] Exciting New Dimension for
laboswell at rogers.com
Thu Oct 29 17:56:15 MDT 2009
That's a much sounder approach. The ancestral research would have to be
verified (in this case done) anyway, but with this approach nothing is taken
tempting... Xmas present wish list (how put DNA testing in my Xmas
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From: JYoung6180 at aol.com
To: laboswell at rogers.com ; scott at appletree.com
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Subject: Re: [APG Public List] [APG Members] Exciting New Dimension for
There is no pedigree sharing here until people are already MATCHED by the
relative finder and agree to share both the basic DNA matches found by
23andme AND their own family history to the extent they know it.
I've been identified as having a matching segment on chromosome 7 with an
adoptee trying to learn both his medical AND family history. We obviously
haven't found the relationship on this one but we know it is back there --
estimated about 300 years ago. And that tell-tale chromosome got passed down
to both of us through the years.
In a message dated 10/29/2009 7:44:43 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
laboswell at rogers.com writes:
One problem on some online genealogical DNA databases is that many
unverified pedigrees were submitted, and that has to have an impact. The DNA
hits would then take you to possibly an individual who in turn has wrongly
identified common ancestors.
If a person has submitted their DNA but attached it to the the wrong
individuals, how could that be identified and corrected. I think you'd
still have to then go and verify that person's ancestral research before
drawing any conclusions?
Or am misinterpreting the risk here?
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