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Subject: Re: [DNA] Public vs Private
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 22:50:22 EST
In a message dated 11/7/2003 7:29:56 PM Pacific Standard Time,
So, does having a 25/25 match with another surname mean that you *do* have a
common ancestor, but just too far back to be genealogically relevant... or
is it just a coincidence and there is no relationship at all?
It depends on how common your Haplotype is. Mine is common, so I have many
matches, however if yours isn't common and you have no other matches and happen
to get one 25/25, it is worth looking into. However, if you have matches,
even one in your own surname that should be more significant. There is, really,
no way to know except to contact the person to see if your ancestors were in
the same place at the same time as theirs.
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