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From: Charles <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Hidden Adoptions and False Paternity
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 18:08:13 -0500
Hidden adoptions and false paternity did happen on occasion. Of the nine
known to be related males in my surname project (from prior traditional
genealogical work), one male had a completely different haplotype. Thus
he is legally related to the surname line, but biologically his Y
chromosome is not related to the progenitor of the line in the USA. See
results for Kit 3074 in my surname project website.
> Thank you for the information.I will check this out.This is still pretty new to me so I am reading and comparing the information posted here.
> My DNA Markers match only one other participant on the George Surname DNA site,and he is a known distant cousin.We descend from a common ancestor,our greatx4 grandfather Solomon George,1757-1830.We do not match any other participants,some of whom indicate a genealogical descent from a man believed to be our direct ancestor,supposedly our greatx8grandfather,Nicholas George Jr., 1625-1700.
> I have begun to wonder if my greatx5 grandfather,William George 1724-1787, was the genetic son of his mother,Rebecca, maiden name unknown,but not the genetic son of her husband,Thomas George1701-1748.One letter refers to William as the eldest child.
> Most Cordially,
> Gregory George
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