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From: "Eric Olson" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Rare Haplotype Advice
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 15:18:51 -0700
In checking out that group what am I looking for? These have genetic
distances ranging from 9 to 15 from my DY8VJ. The closest, X4JS4, has 6
mismatches on slow markers.
What would be the rational for removing all multi copy markers, etc.?
> [Original Message]
> From: Rebekah <>
> To: <>
> Date: 6/27/2006 1:04:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [DNA] Rare Haplotype Advice
> Check this group out:
> Or try removing all multi copy markers, 448, 456, 460, 576, 607, and H4.
> Eric Olson wrote:
> > With zero matches in the databases (except for the accidental cousin
from Genographic), I decided to follow some one's advice and use a
truncated haplotype for search purposes. So I edited the 37 marker set to
23 by eliminating the 14 fastest markers (as noise?) which are presented
in red at FTDNA. Running this core 23 marker set through ySearch yielded
zero matches closer than at a genetic distance of 3/23, and only 6 of
those, scattered across Europe in England, Germany, Norway, Spain and
Poland. I conclude that I am not even remotely related to anyone in the
> > I suspect this happens a lot. I see nothing I can do to help the
situation except wait, perhaps forever, for a match to show up. I am
trying to break down a genealogical brick wall late 1700s in PA.
Recruiting cousins and uncles would generate matches of course, but they
would be useless matches for this purpose. The haplotype has been
confirmed with the finding of the accidental cousin from Genographic. By
accidental I mean he tested independently but was already in the known
> > Am I missing something else I could be doing, or must I simply wait and
cross my fingers and hope that a match may show up someday?
> > Eric Olson
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