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From: "Roberta Estes" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Family Finder Test
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 09:21:35 -0400
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I think what you are asking is if a different person should provide the DNA
for the additional vials. Do not do this. Family Tree DNA will archive the
new DNA under the same kit number as the old DNA and you'll just have a mess
on your hands as you'll have some DNA from you and some from your brother
under the same kit number. If your brother originally tested, then he MUST
be the one to provide the additional DNA in the vials.

If you or someone else wants to test, you need to order a separate kit or
order the test from your own account.

Roberta Estes

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:] On Behalf Of Mary Guler
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2010 12:14 AM
Subject: [DNA] Family Finder Test

I also have a couple of questions about the 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?

Thanks for any insight!

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