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From: Robert Stafford <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Questions about alternate means of searching DNAGenealogy -creating a modal haplotype from a few samples
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 18:04:31 -0500
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You should be able to deduce an ancestral for A from three samples, if they
descend from three different sons and possibly, if one branches later. Where
do the 3 differ and how are they related? Where does the haplotype of the B
descendant differ.

Bob Stafford

On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 9:54 AM, <> wrote:

> While we are discussing the particular, I wondered if it is useful to
> create a modal haplotype from 4 samples. Three samples can prove
> ancestry to ancestor A, c. 1690-1760. The other sample traces to
> Ancestor B, c 1702-1777, very probably (not proved) a brother of A.
> All these samples match within the usual parameters, but of course
> there are one-step mutations. In that case, does one
> choose the most commonly found allele?
> Once such a modal haplotype is created, what good
> is it? Can one create a fictitious Ysearch account to try to locate
> other matches (who didn't test with FTDNA), or to search other
> databases?
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