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From: "Peter A. Kincaid" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] 25/25 match - different surname
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 07:50:42 -0400
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At 08:59 PM 06/11/03 -0600, you wrote:
>Your 25-marker match with someone of a different surname indicates that your
>MRCA lived long before the advent of hereditary surnames, thus the data is
>genealogically useless.
>Gary Rea
>Project Administrator
>Rea Surname DNA Project

I disagree. A 25/25 match is clear in that these two persons share
a common direct ancestor within more recent history. More than
likely within the last 400 years. One of the two surnames is likely.

Peter A. Kincaid
Hampton, NB, Canada

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