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Should we open graves 150+ years old for DNA samples?

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Should we open graves 150+ years old for DNA samples?

Posted: 9 Jan 2013 9:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
I would like to get people's opinion regarding the opening of graves that are, oh, say 150+ years old, to retrieve some teeth for DNA testing. I would think that the Y-DNA testing results would help alot of genealogists with their research.

Let's say we have located a family, in a particular county, in the 1860 census. We don't know if they belong to our line, or not. There were a bunch of daughters and only one son, and that one son died in the Civil War before he could marry and have children. We know where that one son is buried.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
wclaurence 9 Jan 2013 4:33PM GMT 
SerenoaBarb 9 Jan 2013 7:05PM GMT 
wclaurence 9 Jan 2013 7:38PM GMT 
scwbcm 9 Jan 2013 8:16PM GMT 
SerenoaBarb 9 Jan 2013 9:09PM GMT 
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