[APG Public List] [APG Members] Exciting New Dimension for DNAResearch

LBoswell 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 
for granted.

tempting... Xmas present wish list (how put DNA testing in my Xmas 
stocking...hmmmm....)

Larry
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DNAResearch


  Larry-

  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.

  Joan

  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?

    Larry 
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