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Re: AncestrybyDNA and Questions

Did your mother have brothers, and if so, did they have any sons? Grandsons through those sons?

Sometimes we have to go back up the tree, over a sibling and come down another line to get the individual to test. Neither of my parents and none of their siblings are living.

I'm testing my father's sister's daughter's daughter (mtDNA for paternal grandmother), and my father's brother's son (Y-chromosome for paternal grandfather), my mother's brother's son's son (Y-chromosome for maternal grandfather). And of course, I've tested myself (mtDNA for maternal grandmother.

That gives me one lineage for each of my grandparents. And I'm casting my mind through my tree to see if there's somebody to test to pick up another line from the great-grandparents' generation. :-)

Paying - I didn't ask anyone to pay, just asked them to give me a sample, but my uncle's son sent me 1/2 of the cost, and that was a pleasant surprise.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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