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Has anyone had breakthroughs with DNA

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Re: Has anyone had breakthroughs with DNA

Posted: 27 Sep 2013 11:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have had numerous possible breakthroughs, stymied by the fact that Ancestry provides no way to properly verify their data. So IF I could convince a dozen strangers to upload their raw data to GedMatch, it is possible that I could prove the parentage of my 4th great grandfather. Numerous genealogists, much more qualified than I, have been searching for years and not been able to find documented proof. We have tried through Y-DNA and have "proven" several sons but do not match any of the people with the same surname who immigrated to America at the same time. I have numerous POTENTIAL autosomal matches to a possible line, but their one testee has Y-DNA totally different even to the haplogroup. Either the Ancestry matches are wrong, or the other person has a NPE he doesn't know about. Without seeing the chromosome match-up, I have nothing. Our only hope is on GedMatch - maybe someday.

So the potential is there. Ancestry may be thrilled with their "better mousetrap" but until I can verify the matches myself, I will continue to urge people to test at the other two companies.
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barbdale_1 24 Sep 2013 12:35AM GMT 
Shari S. 24 Sep 2013 3:31PM GMT 
ceilidh 24 Sep 2013 4:49PM GMT 
oma2004 25 Sep 2013 7:35AM GMT 
A DeHoff 25 Sep 2013 11:37AM GMT 
barbdale_1 25 Sep 2013 4:18PM GMT 
Robert Staffo... 25 Sep 2013 10:22PM GMT 
MJ782 27 Sep 2013 5:32PM GMT 
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