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From: Robert Stafford <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] MRCA Estimates
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 01:30:27 -0600
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See this article for an overview:

Several people on their own commented about their own genealogies and said
they had found similar results.

The article is often cited:
*Am. J. Hum. Genet. 66:651–658, 2000*

"For the same proportion of paternal lineages, the mean interval length was
31–38 years (mean for all lineages: 35.0 years)."

I have also seen a study of Virginians in the 18th c. The results were

Bob Stafford

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 6:54 PM, Anatole Klyosov <>wrote:

> I do know exactly what I am talking about. Do you?
> If so, would you care to give here the "observed value" of a length of a
> generation? And, by the way, who "observed" it? You? How about the next guy?
> Anatole Klyosov

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