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From: "Lowe DNA" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] Haplotype "Q" in Shetland Islands, Vikings, and Picts
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 17:44:02 -0500
I am back to Newtown (now Elmhurst)on Long Island with my Bailey lineage
confirmed by marriage records from the Newtown Presbyterian Church, land
records,and later with wills in Monmouth County, New Jersey...So the paper
search has been done by a cousins in Florida, New Jersey and myself with
about 7,000 Bailey and allied families...However as yet have not found
Bailey men from our early Newtown lineage to match, or not, to me....
If you get the cart in front of the horse once in a while, then life gets
dull, wouldn't you agree John...?
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 4:02 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Haplotype "Q" in Shetland Islands, Vikings, and Picts
> Wish I could draw a "historic line" from my Baileys straight to these
> Northern Isles...
It seems to me that you've skipped an important step, namely, drawing
a biological line from you to those Baileys on Long Island. I suppose
you're working on this step even as we speak, but it's not a foregone
conclusion that you will succeed. Before you can deduce the haplotype
of a man in the past, you must have matching test results from direct
descendants of at least *two* sons of that man. Since all of your
Bailey participants' results are uploaded to Ysearch, and since
Ysearch has no near-matches of your haplotype (whether Baileys or
not), it follows that you cannot yet reconstruct the haplotype of any
of your ancestors. I think you need to focus on proving that those
Baileys actually *were* in haplogroup Q before you invest a lot of
time in speculating on the whys and wherefores.
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