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From: Doug McDonald <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] new VP at DAR?
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 11:40:02 -0500
Katherine Hope Borges wrote:
> Dear Sharon,
> I recently had a conversation with Bob McLaren where we discussed different
> ways the lineage societies can utilize DNA, not just for proof of the
> patriot ancestor. This is exactly the case with its recent use by the
> General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD). DNA was used a
> corroborating evidence to prove the line of John Howland's granddaughter's
The Rose project has several cases where DNA has proved to be
very conclusive indeed in determining which of two and only
two possible connections is correct. It also has a cautionary tale
where a 10/12 mismatch, leading to the incorrect assumption of a NPE,
turned into a golden match at 67 markers.