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From: Rebekah Adele Canada <>
Subject: Re: [DNA-NEWBIE] Use of Y- DNA test to find common genes infamilies with spelling variations of a surname who arepossibly genetically related
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 01:28:49 -0500
No, this you cannot test yourself for the Y-chromosome DNA of your
father's mother's father. You need to test a brother of a brother's
son. This will be a male with the surname that you are interested in.
Are you in contact with a cousin who has the surname?
Rebekah A. Canada
Volunteer Administrator, Family Tree DNA
H & HV mtDNA Hg Project
Q Y-DNA Hg Project, I-P109 Y-DNA Hg Project, Scandinavian Y-DNA Project
On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 1:19 AM, patrick holland <> wrote:
> I am waiting for my FTDNA Y-DNA67 test results and wonder if it I can
> use the results to find out about the paternal ancestors of my father's
> Her English family surname is uncommon in England and over the 400 years
> of documents which I have collected, several variations of the spelling
> have evolved. I want to use DNA tests to confirm that individuals with
> those spelling variations are genetically related.
> My question is. can I use my Y-DNA67 results to compare with the Y-DNA
> of other individuals who carry my paternal grandmother's surname and
> the Y- DNA of those other individuals who carry spelling variations of
> it, to see if they are genetically related. or do I not carry the genes
> of her paternal ancestors ?
> Patrick Holland.
> Perth, Western Australia.
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