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From: Robert Stafford <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] DAR, SAR, UELA and DNA
Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 05:16:22 -0700 (PDT)
I agree. It doesn't seem very practical even on all-male lines. The errors I have seen involved claims to a relative of the applicant's actual ancestor. Some were inadvertent, but others involved deceit on the part of professional genealogist of earlier eras.
I have a copy of a DAR application that is still current in which the member claims descent from a fourth cousin of her ancestor. The names were the same. Hers was actaully piggybacked (in 1972) on a 1940+ application. We have DNA tests on both lines and, expectedly, they match.
Thus, DNA could be used to "prove" the genealogy, if DAR were that gullible. I am familiar with a case in which someone tried to use DNA as proof in her applicaton. They let her submit it to the state chapter, but it didn't get her very far.
Sharon Bryant <> wrote:
Thanks, David. I agree that Y-DNA testing is a great tool but it is not the
"be-all to end-all."