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Subject: Re: [DNA] How significant is a 35/36 match with a person of another surname?
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 13:29:00 EST
This agrees with my experiences. We have an instance of a surname change
from Hughes to Humphrie, circa 1600, cousins of my immigrant ancestor to America
in 1640. Other changes we have in my direct line are more obvious: Humphrey
-> Humphrey, Humphrey -> Humphries.
We would need more information to help determine Mr. Odom's particular case.
Either way, 35/36 is certainly worth some research.
In a message dated 3/24/2005 10:12:38 AM Pacific Standard Time,
I would say that a 35/36 match is worth while following up on, even if the
surnames are different. This could be due to a nonpaternity event. Or one
or the other of the lines changed their surname for some reason. While
options (b) and (c) are also possible, I would rate them as lower at this
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