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From: "David Zincavage" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] calculating distance
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 18:34:23 -0800
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What if party A was a person from the early middle ages who did live before
the adoption of surnames, and party B was a person living today?



----- Original Message -----
From: "David Wilson" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2005 6:06 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] calculating distance


> A genetic distance of six over 25 markers says to me that there is very
> little chance of a recent ancestor during genealogical time -- that is,
> since the adoption of surnames. But there is always an outside chance that
> two individuals who had a common ancestor only three or four centuries ago
> might have amassed a fairly large genetic distance in the interim
> generations.
>
> As to five of six values being one lower (or one higher, if you change
your
> frame of reference): There is no significance.
>
> David W.
>
> On 10/30/2005 4:42:50 PM, David Zincavage () wrote:
> > If 6 out of 25 Y DNA STR factors are 1 value apart, is it possible to
> > calculate any meaningful male ancestry distance?
> >
> > Is there any significance to 5 of 6 values being one lower?
> >
> >
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