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From: Jeff Scism <>
Subject: [DNA] What exactly am I looking at?
Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2004 22:28:13 -0800
I recently got back my 12 marker test from FTDNA.
I understand that the laboratory compares the test results and
notifies me of a match, and I assume any close or near matches.
The website for my test indicates ONE "match" if there was a set of
"near" matches, how would I find them?
Keeping in mind that my father's father is "unknown' what are the
probabilities that a widely geographically separated test result will
really be a true match, and that any connection exists? (Give or take
a couple of hundred gens?)
(Now that I have the Code results how do I read them, and what does
each one MEAN?)
Jeffery Scism, IBSSG
International Blacksheep Society of Genealogists
Links to my Homepages: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~scismfam/
Genealogy is the art of the living haunting the dead....
Heritage is the anchor in the sea of life,
holding us steady, giving us a standard to live up to or beyond,
a compass for our course, and a place to call home.