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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Naming Family Finder Projects
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 11:19:06 -0500
I will be very encouraged if the "Finders" can help us do that. I will keep an
Even though I'm not much interested in contacting cousins, I would be willing to
share my atDNA results, if it would help people in their research. Do we as yet
have a mechanism for doing that? I must admit I haven't even explored the
options at 23andME. I've just been too busy lately.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Larry Vick
> Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 9:51 AM
> Subject: Re: [DNA] Naming Family Finder Projects
> I think Relative Finder and Family Finder could help us find
> the missing surnames of females in our pedigree (and not just
> the ones in our matrilineal pedigree). I know much more
> about the males in my pedigree than I know about the females
> because I know a much higher percentage of the surnames of
> the males than the females. Without the surname it is hard
> to trace an ancestors family.
> I have been keeping track of common matches among our VICK
> and Allied Families DNA Project members, and I am especially
> interested when the shared segment appears to be identical.
> My hope is that these patterns will help us to isolate a
> shared line and to find missing surnames. Unfortunately, it
> all depends upon people sharing information. Perhaps the
> next generation tools will make it easier to predict the
> lines we share with other people.