African American DNA Research Forum
Re: The L3 Mystery
In Response To: Re: The L3 Mystery ()
Yes, I disagreed with the statement when I read it on the FTDNA site for exactly the same reason.
I sent the posted comment below as feedback via e-mail to them.
Your information about relatedness of individuals when 12/12 markers match but they have unrelated surnames does not apply to African-Americans born in this country. We did not have surnames, the majority of us, at all until the end of slavery and those adopted where not based on our dna line but rather the plantations or masters who owned us.
We are apart of your customer base and the information you supply does not fitly apply to us. With the history of our families being ripped apart, within the recent past of less than 200 years. We can be very related to people with different surnames and 12/12 matches.
Suggestion: I think an exception statement about the assumed history of the customer would be good information to include in the explanation.
What's in a name?
My mother's grandmother's name was Ollie Rebecca Viola Sarah Jane Sweatt (Perry). She was born somewhere in South Carolina to a Black mother and White father. It appears she picked up quite a few names before immigrating to Texas.
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