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From: "Eric Olson" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Out-of-surname matching (was: Assyrian Heritage DNA Project)
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 11:42:38 -0800
> I've not put my whole family tree on the Internet, anywhere.
> However, it's there, you just have to look around. My own male line,
> back to my great grandfather dead end, is there, as is the line
> of the dead end's wife ... all the way back to dear Arnulf, Somerled,
> Fergus mac Erc, Toirrdelbach, Niall of the 9 Hostages, and Agricola of
> Dyfed. And that's just the relatively acceptable lines ... other
> Internet trees take my ancestry back to such people as the god Odin
> (who, one might add, may actually one day be "proven" by Faux to have
> really existed, using DNA) and Adam. Other sites have other people's
> trees on them who contain the complete trees of my father and mother ...
> some correct, some not. SMGF has the tree I sent them, back only
> a few generations, correct, with only the last couple of generations
> Thus, with care, you can find thousands of probably correct ancestors
> for me on the Internet, along with perhaps a thousand incorrect ones.
> I'm a close cousin of Jesse James, for instance, and of his 16th century
> Scottish equivalent James am tuim, but not of Lizzie Borden ... though
> the Internet claims I am. And that's just the infamous. There are
> correct and incorrect famous people galore.
With a common name like McDonald I am not suprised. There are provable
errors in my Carroll family tree burned unto CDs, and apparently also
microfilmed in Utah, and I cannot correct them. I did post my family tree
on the Internet, but only at RootsWeb World Connect, which promised never
to use it commercially, and I can delete it at any time. It is my net to
snare any unknown but related family members out there. I did not make the
GED downloadable, but still at least a dozen people have incorporated my
data into their bloated family trees as their own. But like the clever map
publisher, I purposely included one deliberate error with which I can track
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