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<p class=MsoNormal>I need some suggestions on how to get strangers to participate
in a Y DNA study.&nbsp; I am currently working with a client who appears to
have a surname anomaly.&nbsp; I have researched for a former client the same
family that the current client is supposed to be related to, and Y DNA of
relatives of the former client match a number of individuals with that surname.
However, when the current client received his results, there were no matches to
that surname and nothing definite on other surname matches.<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>At this point, we have no reason to believe there was an
adoption or illegitimacy in the last two generations.&nbsp; Therefore, I have
identified several 2<sup>nd</sup> and 3<sup>rd</sup> cousins in hope of getting
them to agree to a test so that we can determine when the
&#8220;non-paternal&#8221; event occurred. The client has personally contacted
three of these cousins and each agreed to take the Y DNA test which the client
funded.&nbsp; Several months have gone by and all three have refused to return
their samples to Family Tree DNA.<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>I initially recommended that the client contact these
cousins directly since I thought they would be more open to the tests if they
were talking to a relative rather than a hired researcher.&nbsp; I have talked
to the client several times on the phone and find him to be very personable so
I cannot imagine anything in his demeanor that might have turned them
off.&nbsp; However, despite a number of emails and phone calls from the client,
no one is responding.&nbsp; One of the candidates who received the test kit was
very interested in his family history and asked a number of questions, so his
non-participation is perplexing. The client is willing to keep trying with
other cousins (fortunately there are a number of candidates), but we obviously
need to be able to close the deal and get the tests returned. Any ideas are
appreciated?<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>Thanks,<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal>Vic<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:navy'>Victor
S. Dunn, CG<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:navy'><a
href="http://www.virginiaancestry.com" title="http://www.virginiaancestry.com/"><span
style='color:blue'>www.virginiaancestry.com</span></a></span><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:navy'><a
href="BLOCKED::mailto:victor.dunn@virginiaancestry.com"
title="mailto:victor.dunn@virginiaancestry.com"><span style='color:blue'>victor.dunn@virginiaancestry.com</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";color:navy'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";
color:navy'>CG is a service mark of the Board for Certification of
Genealogists.</span><o:p></o:p></p>

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