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From: Steven Bird <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] MRCA Estimates
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:02:53 -0500
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Says Jack Fenner:



http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/110433666/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0



31-32 years on average for men. This is pretty consistent with SMGF's findings.



Steven Bird, DMA



> Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 01:30:27 -0600
> From:
> To:
> Subject: Re: [DNA] MRCA Estimates
>
> See this article for an overview:
>
> http://www.ancestry.com/learn/library/article.aspx?article=11152
>
> 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
> similar.
>
> 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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