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From: "B.J. Smothers" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] What additional tests do I need?
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 22:53:07 -0400
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I saw that one. My suspected Norris lineage descends from William Norris
(1757-1844) of Johnston County, NC and Harris County, GA. The McMillans were
from VA and the Mixons from Darlington District, SC. I've decided to go
ahead with the 24/24 marker test. Thanks for your help.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry Barton" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 6:12 PM
Subject: RE: [DNA] What additional tests do I need?

> BJ - I have one Norris result in the FTDNA Norris project, but he doesn't
> match your result. I am waiting on another kit to be returned and a third
> Norris has been tested, but hasn't chosen to join the project.
> You'll eventually want at least a 25 marker test to compare to with a
> Norris, M(a)cMillan or Mixon who appears to be a match. My personal
> preference is to compare at 37 markers when trying to identify "recent"
> shared genetic ancestors with no paper trail. If you can find one of
> these
> families who are possible ancestors and get a known descendant, you might
> be
> satisfied with 25 markers.
> There are two M(a)cMillan projects at FTDNA. I didn't find a Mixon
> Project,
> but there are three Mixons tested.
> Post your 8 markers at Y-search and Y-base and see if there any matches at
> 8
> markers while you are waiting on your new test results to come back.
> (Eight
> isn't enough to be called a matche - but it is enough to eliminate a
> possibility or to help you justify a larger test.) If you are male, you
> can
> test yourself instead of your dad - your results should be identical or
> nearly identical.
> Good Luck, Terry
> ps If you eventually conclude that you match Norris - we'll want you to
> post
> your pedigree at the Norris project

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