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From: Mary Jo Neyer <>
Subject: number of matches-due to common ancestor or common haplotype?
Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2006 11:54:27 -0400
If you check back in the archives, you will see that my husband did
have the deep SNPs from FamilyTree, and he did match your brother's
exactly. The reason for my questions is that looking at my husband's
close matches, I suspect that his father may have been a Scottish
mercenary serving in the Netherlands. I can only document the Neyers in
Ibbenburen Germany to about 1700. Also, we have frequently found that
Germans in this area carried their mother's surnames. I think it more
probable that a Scot fathered a child in this area of Europe, where
there were many soldiers serving, than that a German ended up settling
in Lanarkshire, although the latter is of course a possiblity. I was
trying to contrast the Henkenberens line, which is entirely German as
far as I can tell, from the Neyer matches. In other words, I think we
may be dealing with a non paternal event dating to the 1600s.
That is my theory, anyway. We have upgraded to the 59 markers, and I
hope your brother will do the same.
Sincerely, Mary Jo
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