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From: "Melissa" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Answers geared for newbies re surname projects?
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 09:35:45 -0600
References: <013e01c5244e$4b4095a0$4f11b618@J.Robards> <00d001c524b4$7447c160$4f11b618@J.Robards> <>

Thank you, Charles! I'll snip most of your reply here, just to save space, but thank you so much for taking the time to reply in such detail. And actually, there is another male who has been tested, and according to FTDNA he matches 36/37 to my dad's 37 but is in the middle of a move and hasn't yet uploaded his numbers to ysearch. He also has an exact match in the first 25, as does the other participant who only did the '25' test. I do tend to get impatient, sorry :)

thnx again,

melissa in nv
----- Original Message -----
From: Charles
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Answers geared for newbies re surname projects?


If you already have an exact match with no mutations between your father
and the other male there is really no purpose in testing other males in
each clan. It is when you have slight mutational differences, non-exact
and marginally close matches, that it is sometimes useful to test more
males in each clan in order to validate the individual clan haplotypes
and to try and deduce the ancestral haplotype for the two clans.


Charles Kerchner
Emmaus PA

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