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From: Jeff Palmer <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] richard gardner
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 00:23:20 -0500 (EST)
I am confident that individuals of *any* denomination or ethnic background
have a comparable degree of inbreeding, provided their ancestors have
lived in areas that have been comparably stable for equal lengths of time.
We are just more likely to have noticed it in Quakers because of their
better record keeping.
Jeff Palmer -
On Sun, 30 Jan 2000 wrote:
> S E V E N????
> Wow, that sure caught my eye! It certainly illustrates how small the Quaker
> genetic pool was/is.
> It's hard to look at a group of Quaker MM over time, and NOT see recurrent
> surnames marrying each other.