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Subject: Re: [DNA] DNA Analysis for Conventional Genealogy vs. Deep Ancestry
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2005 13:28:27 EDT

Hi Ken, It is very possible that the genealogy research is correct in that
documents, actually, prove the descent from a particular line, but sometimes
adoptions or indiscretions occur in the line and are not documented,
therefore, the DNA doesn't match the research.

I think that the Societies would be hard pressed to accept the DNA as the
last word, as the line of the person who tested would have to be proven with
documents, also. It will be a long time before the Societies will change their

What erks me is when the Societies have accepted a person on erroneous
documentation. If correct documentation can be reinforced by DNA proof, then they
should take notice.


In a message dated 6/8/2005 9:37:06 A.M. Central Daylight Time,

My example of this Graves family may have much broader implications.
Organizations like First Families of Virginia, Colonial Dames, DAR,
Jamestowne Society, etc., etc., are not (and should not) take this kind of
DNA result lightly. If what I have found for this Virginia Graves family is
true, how about all their other lineages? How reliable are their research
procedures? How many members belong to these organizations on incorrect
lineages? Are there techniques that we could be developing that would better
allow determining exact connections?

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