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From: Doug McDonald <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] PubMed abstract: Reliability of self-reported ancestryamong siblings
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2006 08:36:49 -0600
Hal Whitmore wrote:
> If I were asked to fill in "country of origin" of my parents, I would not
> know how to complete the form without asking some questions of my own. If
> that's the question they asked, it's no wonder they got varied responses
> from siblings.
That may have been the idea ... intentionally ask an
ambiguous question. I would answer for mine "The United
States of America". For my grandparents I would anwser
the same, though some were actually born in "The Confederate
States of America". I certainly would not answer "Scotland".
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