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From: "Brian Lodge" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] DNA caution
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 19:46:53 -0000
References: <0IWC00L634E8ZR60@l-daemon> <0IWC00JH2N4UD420@l-daemon>

How do you track back, who are you going to take body fluids from 14
generations back, to extract the DNA.
If I took part in a DNA test would it help me find my gt gt grandfather, who
seems to just appear, no baptism records found.
I personally do not see how DNA testing helps you find you ancestors, which
are who I am interested in.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Polson" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 12:45 AM
Subject: Re: [Ess] DNA caution

> Susan--
> As a matter of clarification, when you say you were able to "track
> back 12-14 generations", do you mean you have made actual
> documented links or simply that the test shows you are related?
> Jim Polson
> Vancouver
>> I Administer the ALSTON DNA group run by the Family Tree DNA people and
>> although we are a very small number of members - so far - we have had 4
>> perfect matches and have been able to track back 12-14 generations to a
>> common denominator, using the 12 test result,
>> Each persons research has shown that their family went from Suffolk to
>> Bedfordshire and over to America, with my own line eventually coming to
>> Australia. Being a female I was unable to do the test, wish I could, but
>> my brother participated, hence our results.
>> WE have had one mismatch, but on contacting the participating member, I
>> have learnt that their branch were Scottish - so if any ALSTON Scottish
>> descendants living in Essex, I urge you also to take the test. Group
>> price
>> is $99 American.
>> I have no doubt that the Essex branch of the family would fit in, if only
>> someone from the ALSTON family in Essex would take part!!!!
>> >I'd love to hear some DNA success stories so I can figure out how
>> >testing can help genealogists. (I mean about tests that led to
>> >independent proof of connections, and not just "the tests showed
>> >we were related.")

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