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Re: Petition to Right a Wrong - Rev. War Soldier Left in Limbo
Posted by: J (ID *****8954) Date: June 04, 2011 at 08:43:32
In Reply to: Petition to Right a Wrong - Rev. War Soldier Left in Limbo by Wayne Witt Bates of 18091

YDNA can point to a ~probability~ of a common male ancestor, depending on how many markers are matched between contemporary persons. It cannot identify *who* exactly that common ancestor is (such as, say, which neighborhood philanderer).

This is what makes the Biblical 'begats' amusing: the known parent is the one who actually gave birth, but scarce a woman is mentioned in the list.


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