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From: Nelda Percival <>
Subject: Re: [DNA-NEWBIE] DNA testing turns up surprises
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:50:21 -0600
In this case I'd suggest testing their mtdna... to see if they share the same mother, they may have been switched at birth. Hospitals have made errors.
Nelda > > > DNA testing turns up surprises> > 147 similarly named people trace roots> >> > By Alan Zarembo> >> > Los Angeles Times> >> > Sunday, January 25, 2009> >> > In a search for their ancestors, more than 140 people with variations > > of the last name Kincaid have taken DNA tests and shared their results > > on the Internet.> >> > They have found war heroes, sailors and survivors of the Irish potato > > famine.> >> > They also have stumbled upon bastards, liars and two-timers.> >> > Much of it is ancient history, long-dead ancestors whose dalliances > > are part of amateur genealogy. But sometimes the findings strike > > closer to home.> >> > In one case, two brothers were surprised to discover they had > > different fathers. They confronted their elderly mother, who denied > > the most obvious possibilities —- that she been unfaithful to her > > husband, the man they had always known as Dad, or that one son was > > adopted.> >> > “It has been traumatic for some to discover their true lineage through > > the DNA tests,” said Don Kincaid, the 76-year-old Texan who oversees > > the Kincaid surname project and witnessed the brothers’ ordeal.> > > > Read the rest of the story at > http://www.ajc.com/services/content/printedition/2009/01/25/dnasurprise01251.html> > > > ~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:> > > Except for personal messages, please post replies to the list.> Other people can learn from them!> > When replying, please remember to SNIP.> > ~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:~:> > -------------------------------> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message