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

Scott Mueller scott at appletree.com
Thu Oct 29 18:02:09 MDT 2009

I'm not that familiar with DNA databases, having only read about them and
not participated yet in any.  But how is it possible "a person has submitted
their DNA but attached it to the the wrong individuals?"  If you submit your
DNA, it's just for yourself right?  Any manually submitted family trees
associated with yourself would be just that, research with, just like any
research, potential mistakes.

Or is this not how things work with genealogical DNA databases?

Joan, was this adoptee able to figure out any of his family tree from

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 4:49 PM, <JYoung6180 at aol.com> wrote:

>  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

Scott Mueller
AppleTree - Family Tree of the World
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