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From: Beth Long <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Accuracy of Ysearch
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 06:48:13 -0700 (PDT)
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Hi Bill,
Likewise. We use match/non-match of DNA to decide whether to search Transylvania church records to look for paper connections or not. And if there is a match with someone from a particular village, then that's where we start. Otherwise, there would be hundreds of books of records to look through.
Beth Long

--- On Sat, 8/22/09, <> wrote:

From: <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Accuracy of Ysearch
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2009, 6:29 AM


Wow, I'm glad I didn't take that approach for my Davenport project. We have
about 30 participants, representing 15% of the total, who have minimal or
no  documented genealogies. Many only back to their grandparents. DNA
testing has  placed them into the appropriate Davenport line which greatly reduces
the  scope of research they must do. They now know where to focus their
efforts. This  doesn't even include the many that were once in the same
position, but  have now pinpointed their ancestor because their DNA told them 
where to look.

Bill Davenport


In a message dated 8/22/2009 1:26:08 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, 

The  first thing I would ask is whether you have documented genealogies for
some  families. If you don't, DNA testing is largely a waste of time  and

Bob Stafford

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