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From: "Melissa Robards" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] What DNA testing can and cannot tell you
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2005 13:17:31 -0800
To jump on the band wagon here, DNA testing has been a godsend for me. Ages
ago a book was written on my maiden name, and then there is the infamous
'Springer Hoax'. The book was full of errors, and the shysters behind the
hoax sent out letters to about every Springer they could find, telling them
they 'belonged' to a particular line that was backed up by the book. Of
course ALL Springers could not belong to this line, but most thought they
did, after reading and receiving this false information. DNA testing has
proven my line is not related, and out of the 7 lines already identified,
EVEN THOUGH WE ARE ALL STILL AT BRICK WALLS, we now know only one of those
lines can possibly be related to the particular line everyone wanted and
believed they belonged to.
After beating myself on the head at that brick wall for so many years, at
least now I know where NOT to look and many people that I am NOT related to.
I knew it would not tell me specific names, and give specific anything, but
it did give me the information I was hoping it would.
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