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** Rudolph DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA.com **
Posted by: Pat Rudolph (ID *****8141) Date: February 09, 2007 at 03:54:14
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I am the group administrator for the Rudolph family DNA project at Family Tree DNA, the world's foremost scientific research site for genealogy. I would like to invite any and all Rudolph descendants to join this project and find relatives. http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Rudolph/

The project uses high technology DNA analysis to determine whether families share a common ancestor. The male chromosome is passed down virtually unchanged from father to son. So, two male Rudolph 7th cousins would have virtually the same male DNA pattern. This scientific fact is useful in genealogy when one does not have documentary records to show a family connection despite circumstantial evidence that suggest a family connection. If the DNA of the descendants of the branches one is trying to connect do not have the same DNA pattern, then one knows they are not closely related. If the pattern does match, then there is a common ancestor at some point in the past lineage. The technology canít pinpoint how many generations back the ancestor is, but it can tell us if there is a common ancestor.

If you have questions, please contact me at prudolph at dls dot net.


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