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Re: Rev Francis Doughty yDNA sample needed
Posted by: sandra ferguson (ID *****4312) Date: January 02, 2007 at 11:40:31
In Reply to: Re: Rev Francis Doughty yDNA sample needed by William Doughty of 1431

No problem....I, too, am sure there are many direct male descendants of the Rev. Francis out there....lots not involved in genealogy, and some, as you are, who don't need the findings of DNA. I know in other studies I've heard of, individuals who want to trace their OWN links will pay for known documented descendants to submit a cheek swab. This always seemed a good idea to me...after all, if you want the help of others you should be willing to pay them for something they, personally, aren't interested in doing.
I took part in a DNA study several years ago.....at the request of BYU, who is compiling a DNA bank of data and DNA. I sent 11 documented generations, and a cheek swab. This won't of course, be of any use to me, but I like thinking that in future generations, my DNA might be able to help others 'find' their family. Fascinating to think about.


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