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From: Syl <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Lock of hair and DNA test
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 12:10:24 -0400
I've looked up a littel bit, and found this site that explains the whole
thing very well :-)
Le 2012-06-01 00:02, Jerrold Brosious a écrit :
> Hello to All,
> Back to my Mary Boyer (1825-1875) quest. Though I have yet to discover her
> parents, siblings, ancestry in Quebec Province, I actually have a physical
> specimen: a lock of her fine, straight, glossy dark hair. DNA testing in
> genealogy research has become a huge item in recent years and these are my
> Would I not be able to submit her lock of hair for DNA testing and have it work
> just as effectively as cheek swabbing for skin cells?
> One thing that occurs to me is that, while there is no legend of Native
> American/Indian blood in her line, a DNA test would show if there were other
> non-recent European groups in her DNA, and if any Asian/Native American showed
> up, this could help me with her brick wall. Do others agree?
> Once I got the DNA test, would there be an easy way to submit the results for
> possible recent matches in other Quebec families' DNA studies?
> As always, any feedback will be appreciated.
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