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From: Elizabeth Kipp <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] British testing
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 19:37:34 -0800 (PST)
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Matching with Canadians of British descent might be helpful. My father was born in England so that I know my English ancestry back to the late 1400s at Andover Hampshire. Blake lines in the US could benefit from the Blake FTDNA yDNA study.
 Elizabeth (Blake) Kipp, BA, PLCGS
Guild of one-name studies #4600 - PINCOMBE and SIDERFIN

From: Fredric Z. Saunders <>
Sent: Sat, March 13, 2010 9:42:26 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] British testing

It is interesting the perceptions that researchers on both sides of the
ocean have about the other.  As an administrator of several DNA projects,
plus other projects I have an interest in as the surnames are in my
ancestry, my perceptions have been:

1. Many of the U.S. researchers that have an interest in "crossing the
ocean" have their line traced to the 1600s in the U.S., and are looking for
matches overseas.  Their matches in G.B. usually only know their ancestry to
roughly 1800. 

2. Some U.S. researchers know the identity of their English/Irish ancestor
to specific localities, but matches to persons living in those countries
again only know their ancestry back to around 1800 in different localities
from those they match from the U.S. The English/Irish researchers are
looking to their American matches to try to find if their line goes back to
the same English/Irish locality from where the U.S. line originated.

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