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mt-DNA match to male question

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Re: mt-DNA match to male question

Posted: 24 Jan 2014 11:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
The match could not be through the male match's MtDNA since he could have only gotten it through his direct maternal line. His maternal great grandfather would have MtDNA from his own mother but, as a male, couldn't pass it down.

Like the other responder explained, in most cases the usable results from MtDNA testing is very limited in terms of being able to confirm a common ancestor. I did the Full Genomic Sequence testing on FTDNA and have pages of matches but have found no definite common ancestors, although in two cases we had ancestors in the same geographic areas and so can reasonably infer a common ancestor within a generation or two of our earliest known maternal ancestors, just not a definite individual. My ancestors were here in Colonial times but many of my matches are with people whose families have never left Europe or Canada.
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landfall0472 30 Aug 2013 2:15PM GMT 
karenmartin74... 31 Aug 2013 4:43PM GMT 
landfall0472 1 Sep 2013 3:47PM GMT 
dmichaelelkin... 25 Jan 2014 6:43AM GMT 
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