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From: joyce wilson <>
Subject: Re: [DNA-NEWBIE] Matches...?
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 20:33:51 -0700
It takes some time. Most people only test for 12, 25 and 37. But if they do hit a full match they are more likely to test up. McDonald isn't a rare name.
If it is N. Ireland, it probably isn't a rare group. So wait. It will come. How long has the testing been going on? I have been waiting 2 to 4 yrs and there has been two exact matches now for my brother at 25 or 37 with his surname and one exact match at 37 with another name. Our name isn't common, but neither is it rare. This last guy is looking to see who he is--his mother deny's knowing exactly. I have ran into several people that are looking for roots, from a unidentified father. Not much help for you, but you can help them and perchance they will continue to upgrade testing.
> Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 15:04:16 -0500
> Subject: [DNA-NEWBIE] Matches...?
> My DNA was submitted in May. There were 46 exact matches at the 12 markers
> level with only three having the McD surname (plus 18 at genetic distance 1
> of which 15 were McD's) -- then 9 exact at level 25 (none of which being
> McD), plus 34 at distance 1 (9 McD's) and 64 matches at distance 2 (3
> McD's.) At level 37 there were only 3 matches at distance 3 (no McD's) and
> 17 at distance 4 (6 McD's.) Disappointingly, there were no matches found at
> level 67 markers. This is for the MacDonald project. My haplotree branch,
> data and personal info 'indicates' ancestral location in Northern Ireland
> after Scotland (all prior to 1750 or possibly earlier.) What would a
> knowledgeable person recommend as my next step toward increasing ancestral
> Thank you.
> Neil McDonald
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