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From: Greber <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Family Finder Test
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 22:49:07 -0600
References: <201003260437.o2Q4bRnp000643@mail.rootsweb.com>
In-Reply-To: <201003260437.o2Q4bRnp000643@mail.rootsweb.com>


I have a question. I have taken the Family Finder Test, according to
what you have said it would be worthwhile to have my mother tested. My
father has passed away, so if both me and my mom take the test I could
see my autosomal DNA from my Dad?
Thanks,
Patricia


On 25-Mar-10, at 10:37 PM, Tim Janzen wrote:

> Dear Mary,
> MtDNA and Y chromosome data is essentially irrelative to the Family
> Finder test. Family Finder is an autosomal DNA test. It is thus
> looking at
> data that was passed down to you from all of your ancestors, not
> just those
> on the paternal and maternal lines of descent. The purpose of this
> test is
> to find distant relatives by analyzing about 500,000 autosomal
> SNPs. Also
> read the message I just posted in response to Janis' question. If
> your
> parents have already died, I would suggest that both your brother
> and you do
> the Family Finder test. Each of you will have autosomal SNPs that
> the other
> doesn't have. Theoretically, each of you will have about 50% of the
> autosomal DNA that your parents had. However, if both your brother
> and you
> do the Family Finder test, then you will collectively have about 75%
> of the
> autosomal data you would have if your parents had been tested instead.
> Sincerely,
> Tim Janzen
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [mailto:] On Behalf Of Mary Guler
> Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 9:14 PM
> To:
> Subject: [DNA] Family Finder Test
>
> My brother gave the initial swab; however, they don't have enough DNA
> specimen and will be sending a new collection kit. Should it be a
> male in
> the line that gives the DNA, or could I (a female) give it on this
> round?
>
> I have tested for 67 markers (Y) and L21, and tested mtDNA. I am in a
> surname group, where I have no matches with the surname, 1 match at 25
> markers and a genetic distance of 1, and 12 matches at 25 with a
> genetic
> distance of 2. There are NO matches at 37 or 67 markers. Is this
> Family
> Finder Test going to be likely to have any matches, when I have not
> had
> matches of significance in what has already been done?
>
> Mary
>
>
>
>
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