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From: unafischer <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] 12 Marker Y-DNA Matchs - Where do you go from there?
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 11:04:47 -0300
In my own case I have 12 marker exact matches. Since there was
a name change and uncertainty as to what my family name was
beyond 1800, I find the matches gives me some hope that I may
find out the answers to my paternal name. This was our reason
for the tests in the first place. Una (Hurley) Fischer
----- Original Message -----
From: "Diana" <>
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 11:15 AM
Subject: RE: [DNA] 12 Marker Y-DNA Matchs - Where do you go from there?
> Matches at 12 markers outside your surname are almost always a coincidence
> (i.e., insignificant). I would ignore them, as FTDNA suggests. I would
> ignore a 25/25 match outside my surname. What you are looking for are
> with people having the same surname, and what you are especially
> interested in
> is having high level matches with the people to whom you have a known or
> suspected paper connection.
> Use the DNA tests to support or refute your paper genealogy. Don't waste
> time trying to find a paper connection based on a low-level DNA match --
> 12/12 is a very low-level match.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: John Smeltzer [mailto:]
>> Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 8:39 AM
>> Subject: [DNA] 12 Marker Y-DNA Matchs - Where do you go from there?
>> I received four new 12 Marker matches from FTDNA today. I'm
>> sure we all do to one extent or another if we tested through
>> them and gave approval for non-surname matches to be
>> identified.... I'm pleased when I do....... but for unknown
>> and probably just feel good reasons at the moment. I
>> currently have 391 exact 12 marker matches in the list. Is
>> this just amazement data or can I actually start doing
>> something of value with this information that I'm now not
>> doing with it?
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