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Subject: Re: [DNA] DAR
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 13:52:43 EDT
I am not saying that the DAR will ever accept DNA as proof, however, I
believe that the day will come when someone will push the issue. (I am the sort of
person to do that). But I would think it would be, only, used when a link
can't be proven by paper documents, and would not be required in order to exclude
a person who has paper documentation. I don't think it would be accepted to
prove an entire line, say from you to George Washington, without proper paper
Also, you would have to prove the line of the person with whom your DNA
matches, so that could be a problem, as well as proving your relationship to the
person whos DNA you used for the test. Hmmm, it could get very complicated.
In a message dated 07/21/2003 12:33:40 PM Central Daylight Time,
> Will a set of markers be set as a "standard"...say for example George
> Washington's lineage and all persons wanting to join on Washington's DAR
> number must have a male Washington that tests that matches the Washington
> marker "standard" and has paperwork to document their relationship to that
> male that was tested and also back to Washington...
> Also...one other tiny but significant question but will be asked sooner or
> later....If 5 or more descendants with 25 or more markers match and say a
> Washington family DNA marker "standard" is set....and later a person
> (male...or female from a lineage with a male that have been tested) seeks
> admission to the DAR but their candidate male doesn't match on all
> markers....will they be told they can't join...???
> What about the ladies whose lineage has "daughtered out"....and have no
> males to be tested left...???????