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Re: Pedigree Collapse in African's

>I accepted the 1% until I saw articles about pedigree collapse then I
>began to wonder if the given 1% factored in ancestors that would
>appear on my genealogical chart multiple times (unknown ancestors). My
>question is confined to mtDNA, I keep forgetting to mention that.

If one person appears in your chart multiple times, that person represents a higher percentage of your total ancestry than would otherwise be the case.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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