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From: Jim & Marie Wilcox <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] My DNA
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2005 23:45:15
For what it's worth, I already had an extensive paper trail genealogy when
I decided to get the 2.5 DNAPrint profile.
Although my results showed 3% African, and 6% EA, and I was told this was
noise, I know that it is actual as I have documentation of these ancestries.
So, one can't necessarily throw out the "noise" until they can investigate,
In moments like this, it's almost a stalemate.
Since my "ethnic" ancestry comes from my paternal side and I am female, I
was aware that the results would be less than ambitious as I inherited my
mother's European Mtdna.
But, the test did add to what I did already confirm in genealogical research.
We will have to be patient and hold out for what the future brings-
At 10:58 PM 8/8/2005 -0400, you wrote:
>I would certainly go as far as to say that the early tests anyway were
>not predictably consistent - and sometimes their explanations of "hidden
>Chinese Grandfather" were somewhat laughable. Having said that, I must
>also say that there have been many many cases where the results of the
>expected minority ancestry were dead-on - and I would suggest that the
>odds of that happening so many times are probably not high. I think
>they are certainly on to something, but the what and the consistency of
>it are probably not equal to what we consumers expect. I'm not sure
>though that we have wasted our money - I think it's another hint - like
>buying a few books or taking a trip to look for answers. In all of my
>genealogy trips I've never come home with "THE answer", and I guess this
>is no different, although clearly I'd hoped it would be. In my perfect
>world, if I found the bottle with the genie, one of my wishes certainly,
>without a doubt, would be which lines are native, which tribes, who,
>when and when. Hmmm - I bet that would count as more than 3 wishes.
>From: Glen Todd [mailto:]
>Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 4:16 PM
>Subject: RE: [DNA] My DNA
>> Bob wrote:
>> > "Our conclusion was that there is something flaky about
>> > DNAPrint's model, and that we basically wasted our money
>> > for that test. Any comments?"
>I might not go that far (which might surprise people who know my
>and abrasive nature), but they aren't very high on my list right now.
>fact that they don't really explain what it is that they're testing
>make me sceptical. My results (I ordered a DNAprint test back when I
>really didn't know much about the subject) were almost exactly what I
>have predicted, but I'm not sure what if anything that proves.
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