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From: "Herbert Barger" <>
Subject: Jefferson-Hemings DNA
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 12:17:23 -0400

As someone who assisted Dr. E.A. Foster with the Jefferson-Hemings DNA Study may I please offer the following:

DNA only offers a scientific finding and UNLESS used in conjunction with ACCURATE family history, etc. The truth may not be assessed correctly.

This happened with the Jefferson-Hemings DNA Study. Nature Journal was not made aware of other Jefferson DNA possibilities and the media had a "field day" finding Jefferson guilty of fathering Hemings children. DNA did not prove this! Please check web pages: and for details of the study.

Herb Barger
Jefferson Family Historian

Jefferson Family Historian
Ph. 301-292-2739

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