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From: "billdenney" <>
Subject: Genealogy Paper Trails vs. Y-DNA Testing
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 22:33:39 -0800


Has anyone looked at what percentage of generally accepted paper genealogies for surnames dating back to say the early 1700's have not been "proven out" by Y-DNA analysis so far? Obviously there are a lot of variables here (quality of the genealogical research, non-paternity events, etc.), but I'm curious to know an approximate casualty rate for the paper trails.

Thanks.

Bill Denney


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