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From: Wanda Thacker <>
Subject: Re: DNA
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 17:36:36 -0800 (PST)
Thanks, I will check out the link and the list.
Valerie Karvoski <> wrote: Dear Wanda,
I have a project for the famous von Thurn und Taxis family. It is called the Taxis Surname Y-DNA Project (http://www.taxisdna.com). So far, I have only convinced American family members to take the DNA test (waiting for results of another test). At least one German "Prinz" has told me he was interested in the project, but he did not want to take the DNA test. The genealogy for this family goes back to at least the 1200s.
There are also some Irish Clan DNA projects (see http://www.ftdna.com), whose genealogies go way back. You may wish to join the Genealogy-DNA e-mail list at Rootsweb. It is a very busy list, so be sure to join in Digest mode. There are real experts on this e-mail list who will be able to answer all of your questions. If you need the e-mail address to join that list, let me know and I will send it to you.
And, it will not ruin your fun. It increases it. It is just as addicting as regular genealogy.
Valerie (von Vange) Karvoski
Taxis Surname Y-DNA Project
Lesum-Area DNA Project
----- Original Message -----
From: Wanda Thacker
Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 5:04 PM
Has anyone on the list explored DNA as a research tool ? I am curious about it, but I don't know if they have the data available to trace back to Medieval ancestors.
I do not even know where to start looking. I have seen some DNA sites for specific surnames, but none for Royal and Noble DNA.
I am also afraid it would ruin a little of my fun.
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