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From: "Steven Bird" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Can Y-DNA Testing identify an illegitimate ancestorsparent or lineage?
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 07:22:56 -0500
Congrats on kicking a hole in your brick wall! I found a marriage
certificate several years ago in the middle of rural Nebraska for a man born
in Massachusetts. It was the only extant document found that proved his
father's name. Since he was in his late 60's and marrying for the third
time, it was indeed fortunate that the clerk was very thorough and wrote
down the names of his parents and his birth place. Never mind that the
parents were long gone.
County courthouses are a treasure trove, if you have some idea of where to
start looking. Great job on your find and good luck with your DNA research!
>Just a quick "thank-you" and update to those who posted in response to
>my question. After considering all of the responses, I decided to take
>another stab at locating a paper record for the suspected illegitimate
>birth of my gg grandfather. After digging through a dark records room in
>Harrison Co, OH - I located a reference to a case filed in Common Pleas
>court for support of the child, which of course, named the "convicted"
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