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From: OrinWells <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Public vs Private
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 19:56:08 -0800
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At 07:33 PM 11/7/2003, Jeanne Arguelles wrote:
>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?

Both are possible. Also possible is someone has a non-paternal event up
the tree (or adoption/name change). It is also possible both families had
mutations away from their ancestral DNA pattern that coincidentally
converged to what is seen today.

Orin R. Wells
Wells Family Research Association
P. O. Box 5427
Kent, Washington 98064-5427
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