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Subject: Re: [DNA] Finding new USEFUL SNPs?
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 10:30:38 EST
In a message dated 3/18/2005 7:19:06 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> I'm suggesting that paper trail genealogy and "ancient" population studies
> by genetics could meet sooner than we might imagine?
Boy am I hoping so! I have some ideas I want to work on, based on the notion
that the earliest immigrants to the Colonies recruited in their geographic
region of the UK. That is if an immigrant came to VA from Gloucestershire and
was satisfied and didn't die, he was most likely to send word back to his
relatives and neighbors.
I'm hoping we can figure out ways to hone in on some of these locational
groups. Because of a particular situation in my WEBB study, I am going to start
with early immigrants to the Stamford, Fairfield, CT area -- by asking Project
Administrators who have lineages going back to (or through) this area before
1700 to send me their DNA strings that do (with the surname). One thing I am
looking for is a possible undocumented non-paternity event way back in the
1600s there. The other thing I am looking for is to see if I can identify any
kind of cluster that looks like it comes from one local area of the UK (like
half a dozen names that track back to 5 villages within 15 miles of each other in
Wiltshire, as an example). I may be wasting my time, or I may find
something. We will never know until I do it.
So send me those lineages that went through Stamford, Fairfield Co, CT before
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