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Re: DNA Why I urge caution
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 27 February 18 14:02 GMT (UK) »
One thing that I find amusing about the whole gamut of DNA testing is, it takes a court order to get a DNA sample from an individual or a criminal suspect, but here in today's curious world, individuals are wavering their rights to privacy just for a bit of family history conjecture.

It's a funny old world.  ::) ::) ::)

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Re: DNA Why I urge caution
« Reply #28 on: Tuesday 27 February 18 14:49 GMT (UK) »
Hello

I think this DNA testing is a load of buncombe!

In started a thread a few years ago (which was deleted!) entitled "DNA - Is It Bunkum?".
I stand by what I wrote back them, which was:
a) The science of DNA is sound,
b) The interpretation of results is more Marketing than Science ;D ;D

Hello KGarrad and All

Yes, DNA is a proven Science.

Unlike those who are only hoping for a sub-regional match of where their ancestors may have lived, I would want to find an unknown blood family relative who had a link to my male line about (or more than) 232 years ago, the current descendant of whom, has a DNA match to me.

It obviously can work, like the personal experience of my Niece who got a list of surnames from her DNA match, although it didn't give us any new descent ancestry backward. (Although it was interesting to compare our separate research backward and inform my Niece the origin of the female side of a more recent 1901 marriage, which I hope was forwarded).

But ...

But if the other DNA provider wants confidentiality, does not reply, or any match has gone to a competitor for a test, or NOT yet done a test (assuming an unknown family match descendant is still living), then a sub-regional break down is of little more value, than a gimmick?


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Re: DNA Why I urge caution
« Reply #29 on: Tuesday 27 February 18 16:54 GMT (UK) »
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Unlike those who are only hoping for a sub-regional match of where their ancestors may have lived, I would want to find an unknown blood family relative who had a link to my male line about (or more than) 232 years ago, the current descendant of whom, has a DNA match to me

I belong to a small group that research a particular name and has a dna group on familytreedna. Years ago, one particular member who had researched his tree back to about 1730, the birth of the ancestor to somewhere in Limerick, Ireland who ended up in Canada, took a YDNA test which threw up a result which suggested his research might be flawed as the haplogroup suggested Native American Ancestry.  Now strangely, his research strongly matched mine, the right area of Limerick, right social background etc., and I had him down as the only likely family match to mine but we hadn’t done the dna test...Roll forward a couple of years, my husband (who is the descendant) was asked to take the test as there where some strange results coming back for this particular name all located within a five mile area. So he did, I mentioned to our administrator, that the only likely match would be the Canadian guy... “oh no” he said, “he must have a non-paternal match in there somewhere, implying the detailed paper trail was incorrect.”
Roll forward a few months... the only match was indeed the Canadian guy. Both our lines have rock solid research, mine going back to 1660. We have since worked out the connection, our 2 x great grandfather was a first cousin of the man who left for Canada in 1765.

This threw up the question of where my line started! After a few more tests, the haplogroup tree has actually been amended and split to acknowledge a European line separate to the Native American line. I guess that’s part of the evolution of knowledge.  ;D  4 years on, its evolved even further.

So it is possible, but you both need to do the research too.

Jenny

Ps. I get where Guy is coming from, urging caution and making sure your research is rock solid first and understanding what you want to gain from the results. Don’t take it just because...
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Re: DNA Why I urge caution
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday 13 March 18 15:41 GMT (UK) »
Xin is totally dumbed down with you intelligent people ... and needs to give up on the DNA malarky

thing..

enuff

I will continue the old 'hard trodden' path of the paper trail and where it dries up... let it rest.. :( 5th - 8th moderate cousins with 1 marker ... what the heck is all that about...

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