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From: Charles <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] 23 out of 25 markers
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 18:11:15 -0500
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <3E74FA5B.A7ABDA2@jarman.net>
I don't think the REO provides names so how can one assume they are or
are not distantly related, using only REO information.
In my case I have known, proven 5th cousins being filtered out by
limiting the search to matching only 24,25 out of 25. I think widening
the search window is good for those who want to use it to try and
identify distant cousins whose surname was possibly changed for some
reason at some time, or has become grossly misspelled such as the
Kerchner surname becoming Cariger in some descendant branches. And for
those who do not think a 23 out of 25 close match is relevant ... they
can ignore those. I just want the tool available to use or not use.
John German wrote:
> I want to insert a contrary word here. I'm in no rush to embrace random
> 23/25 matches because of the AMH problem. Consider the plight of our
> JARMAN sample 3689. Looking at the REO database, this fellow has zero
> 25/25 matches and only one 24/25 match (which I believe is another
> Jarman study participant). BUT at 23/25 the number of matches jumps to
> twenty-four!! And none to my knowledge are Jarman study participants. My
> curiosity wants to know more about those with two step mutations - I'd
> like to see them, but please don't call these "High Resolution Matches"
> that trigger notifications and raise expectations beyond the likelihood
> of randomness. Thamks.
> John German
> Coordinator, Jarman / German DNA Project
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