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From: "Russ _" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] What additional tests do I need?
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 18:15:51 -0400
In-Reply-To: <003101c57384$3aaa16f0$6502a8c0@your4105e587b6>

A 37 marker test from FTDNA might help. They have a huge database of names
and people tested. DNA Heritage offers a 43 marker test. But to find a
match with a particular surname, I'd at least get 37 markers tested.
There's no guarantee that you'd get a match though, unless one of your
distant genetic cousins has also tested. Chances are, if these companies
keep doing well, one of them eventually will. Whatever company you use, you
can compare your reults with people at YSEARCH and YBASE as well. Just type
those two words on the Yahoo search engine. You may do that before you test
to see if you see the same surnames you are interested in that are from

>From: "B.J. Smothers" <>
>Subject: [DNA] What additional tests do I need?
>Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 17:33:40 -0400
>My father is African American. I tested his DNA with African Ancestry and
>the results for his Y-DNA matched European samples found in Germany and
>England. While this is not a surprise, I'm not sure what the next step is.
>I am trying to find a possible match with surnames Norris, M(a)cMillan or
>Mixon from Alabama based on our research, or with any other surnames not
>known to us. The African Ancestry results for the NRY Polymorphisms for 8
>markers were:
>13 -- DYS388
>13 -- DYS389-1
>31 -- DYS 389-2
>23 -- DYS390
>10 -- DYS391
>12 -- DYS392
>15 -- DYS393
>15 -- DYS394
>YAP -
>Is this enough info to obtain a match, say, through the Ysearch database or
>does he need to take a 12 marker or 25 marker test? He's also taken the
>AncestrybyDNA 2.5 test.
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