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  •  I highly recommend using (9+ / 0-)

    Family Tree DNA. They coached me on how to go about getting a post mortem DNA sample from my mother and didn't charge me for the special handling that was involved in processing it. They have an excellent web site for sharing the results and for connecting with distant relatives who elect to share their results.

    The only trouble with retirement is...I never get a day off!

    by Mr Robert on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 10:50:06 AM PDT

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    •  My family took part in the DNA project for our (1+ / 0-)
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      Mr Robert

      family name--we found a relative in Canada who had been adopted, but we still don't know exactly where he fits into the family tree.

      •  My mother's DNA has matched up (2+ / 0-)
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        with I think six different individuals and we have worked out the connections for two of them. It's not easy. It takes a lot of research in most cases. The DNA just points you in the right direction. After that it requires lots of time on Ancestry.com or similar sites to determine the exact connection.

        One of the cool things about the DNA testing and matching process is that you can connect with people some of whom are very experienced doing the kind of research that's needed to pin down the connection.

        The only trouble with retirement is...I never get a day off!

        by Mr Robert on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 10:23:48 PM PDT

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