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From: Alan Savin <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Family Tree DNA
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 21:35:24 +0000
I think having input from a DNA testing professional is of great benefit to
this list. Therefore I look forward to your reply Bennett via this list so
we can all learn a bit more.
>I know very little about DNA testing, so my questions may come across
>as some what stupid.
>1. How may generations can the test go back to, what I mean, say that
>my ggggg grand father had a brother. I met one of his brother's
>descendants, say in my generation. Would it be possible to determine
>that he and I had a common gggggg grand father, or just how far back
>could it be determined.
>2. Like wise, would it be possible to estimate how far back the
>connection might be.
>3. I assume that once I had a DNA test, from there on it could be used
>to compare any future tests from some one else.
>4. What effect would it have on the test where some one had married a
>blood cousin, in my family line it appears that, that happened often.
>Any where from a first cousin to a fifth or sixth cousin. So the blood
>might be a little mixed up if you know what I mean.
>Robert R Roten
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Bcg" <>
>Sent: Monday, October 30, 2000 10:28 PM
>Subject: [DNA] Family Tree DNA
>My name is Bennett Greenspan, and I am one of the founders of
>FamilyTreeDNA.com FTDNA looks forward to the opportunity to answer
>questions related to DNA testing in general and as it relates to near
>genealogy in particular.