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Subject: Re: [DNA] Re: GENEALOGY-DNA-D Digest V02 #323, Item #11 - WINGFIELD and PRES...
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 13:13:00 EDT
Just a thought on the same general subject of tantalizing near misses: I
match one of the participants in the Lindsay project at 19 out of 24 loci,
and I am only one number off at the points where we differ. I similarly
match participants in the Lovett project. My grandfather was illegitimate and
his father unknown, and both Lindsays and Lovetts lived in his mother''s
immediate neighborhood (Berrien Co. GA) at the time of his birth (Aug 1865).
A test with a local Lindsay is in the works, and I hope to do one with a
Lovett if that doesn't pan out.
I think this is an example of how our estimate of the meaning of near misses
in the DNA can be altered by what we have documented in our family history.
As the databases grow, we'll catch the old scamps sooner or later. If I ever
identify the old tomcat who begot my grandfather, I hope his grave is not
marked. Otherwise, I will dance on it for him having led me such a chase.