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From: "Phil Goff" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Assistance with Results Interpretation
Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 21:05:04 -0400
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As an update, I received additional markers for the two Goff descendants
(from two different Goff families in TN, with no paper trail connection).
One participant matches the Barlow haplotype 37/37 and other matches Barlow
25/25 and, of course, they match each other 25/25. Now, there is a family
tradition in each Goff family that their earliest ancestor (each born around
1810 TN) was born a Barlow, orphaned and then adopted by a Goff family.
Given the exact match with a TN Barlow family, it seems that the old family
tradition has proven true. Anyone disagree? Thanks,

Phil Goff
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Wilson" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 10:10 AM
Subject: RE: [DNA] Assistance with Results Interpretation

> John and Phil,
> Sounds to me as though you two have the makings of a really interesting
> Barlow conversation.
> My point in replying is just to strengthen Phil's caution that without
> supplementary evidence 33/37 and 34/37 matches are not really as close as
> they may seem. I have several such matches (and even one 35/37) with other
> surnames. But I'm still waiting for the second Wilson with anything even
> remotely close to a match as close as those.
> David Wilson

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