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From: "James A. Honeychuck" <>
Subject: What DNA testing can and cannot tell you
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2005 13:17:39 +0000
Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays.
It is dawning on me that my frustration at finding no matches, no
relatives, and no definite origins through Y-DNA testing is probably due
to my initial lack of understanding about the purpose of the tests. I
think I now understand correctly that Y-STR and Y-SNP testing are
basically to determine deep ancestry and relatedness among living
people; that is, information about way back when and about very recent
times. And if I understand Thomas Krahn correctly, autosomal testing is
basically for whatever you think it might mean, with no claim that it
will reveal origins of any age.
So as for determining where your Y-line ancestors were a thousand years
ago, no form of testing can do that, right?
|What DNA testing can and cannot tell you by "James A. Honeychuck" <>|