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From: "Eileen & Marty Russell" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA] Khan you believe it?
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 19:30:33 +0200
And here I was wondering why the genealogy programme I use has facilities
for 100 'partners' and 75 kids per partner....
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From: sharon marshall <>
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2003 3:09 PM
Subject: [ZA] Khan you believe it?
> >From David Biggs in Tavern of the Seas in the Argus:
> Now that scientists are able to unravel the secrets of DNA, some
interesting discoveries have been made.
> An international team of geneticists recently found a particular family
similarity in thousands of people whose DNA they tested.
> After much research and testing (and this is not an April 1 story), they
have concluded that one in every 200 men alive toady is descended from the
Mongol warrior and tyrant Genghis Khan.
> Khan lived between 1162 and 1227 and had many wives. Whenever he won a
battle he selected the most attractive women from his conquered for himself,
adding them to his harem.
> Apparently within a century of his death there were already 20 000 people
directly descended from hi.