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Subject: Re: [DNA] status review
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 15:19:15 EST
In a message dated 11/13/00 1:51:29 PM, writes:
<<In your thread below, don't forget http://www.duerinck.com, follow the
various links, including the Duerinck Surname DNA Project. The labs are
Many of the names I am seeing I have corresponded with this past year:
Steadham, Savin, Mumma. Two labs that have bent over backwards for me
in our inevitable barrage of questions as they got their sites up and
running are Family Tree DNA and Gene Tree. Oxford Ancestors has
promised all year that it will be just a couple of more months for its
MaleMatch program, yet they never respond to me.
Hello again Kevin,
I'm glad to see you've joined the discussion. Since we last exchanged
e-mails, our surname group has already collected our DNA samples and have
sent them off to Family Tree DNA for analysis. Now for the 5 week (or so)
We wound up having 11 gentlemen (one of them being myself) take part in our
study. It would have been nice to have more, but it was like pulling teeth
trying to talk strangers (even though we share a common surname) into
participating in our project. The important thing as far as I'm concerned is
that we have several participants in our study with very good documentation
proving their line of descent from our immigrant ancestor, Timen Stiddem
(c1610-1686) of Sweden. Their genetic fingerprint establishes for the rest of
us in the study, the one to match in order to know whether or not we are
direct male descendants of him too.
For me, proof one way or the other, is what this study is all about.
Our surname variations: Stiddem, Stidham, Stidam, Stidom, Stedham, Steadham,
Steddom, and others following this phonetic pattern.