Posted By:Carol Hull
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Subject:What do I do next???
Post Date:February 08, 2013 at 10:00:26
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/dna/messages/4558.html
Forum:DNA Forum
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A relative recently took a Y-DNA 37-marker test. When the results were posted, there were 5 "matches," all with 4 discrepancies out of the 37 markers. But NONE of them shared the surname of the person tested.

I would have simply ignored it as a fluke, except that my ggg-grandfather on the line that was tested married a woman with the same surname as three of the "matches." I have actually done research on her family.

Is this a coincidence, or, at some point, was a child fathered by one man but raised with the surname of another? How could I possibly get an answer to this? Any ideas?