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steelmadison
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« on: July 29, 2008, 07:18:10 AM »

Hi to all....

My question is simple, but with me not sure of the DNA process,,,
I thought I would get some feedback on it before I decide anything.

My father is the only living ancestor in my direct line back...
my uncles, grandfathers and so on,,,, are all deceased.

I could do the DNA,,, but I think my father would be even a better choice
to do this...... just because he may have stronger markers ...
???
I dont know,,,, maybe one generation wouldnt have a "measurable" difference in markers.
???.....
I just have the thought it would be better for him to do this, than me.

I have spoken to him and he is very willing to do it,,, and we would just need to
have it sent to him,,, as he lives in another state, and he doesnt have any sort of computer.
or online, etc.... he barely knows how to answer his cell phone..  haha
but, he is quite capable of following any directions with the test/sample, Im positive.
He is a truck driver and still is working at 67 YOA.... every day.

and thats my question, really....... am I thinking correctly on this?
that my father would be better to have the DNA done, than myself?

and if so,,, is there a different structured plan of execution with doing it this way?
or would it be about the same process, payment and information,,
and just have it sent to him,,etc.?


Thanks ,,, and Best Regards,
Mark

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2008, 10:23:21 PM »

Hi Mark!

With your father Y-DNA and mt-DNA you'll have a good idea from your heritage ancestry. You can also make yours, and correlate Y-DNA with your father's. Otherwise you can order only your mt-DNA that corresponds to your mother's.

Regards

Ariel



Hi to all....

My question is simple, but with me not sure of the DNA process,,,
I thought I would get some feedback on it before I decide anything.

My father is the only living ancestor in my direct line back...
my uncles, grandfathers and so on,,,, are all deceased.

I could do the DNA,,, but I think my father would be even a better choice
to do this...... just because he may have stronger markers ...
???
I dont know,,,, maybe one generation wouldnt have a "measurable" difference in markers.
???.....
I just have the thought it would be better for him to do this, than me.

I have spoken to him and he is very willing to do it,,, and we would just need to
have it sent to him,,, as he lives in another state, and he doesnt have any sort of computer.
or online, etc.... he barely knows how to answer his cell phone..  haha
but, he is quite capable of following any directions with the test/sample, Im positive.
He is a truck driver and still is working at 67 YOA.... every day.

and thats my question, really....... am I thinking correctly on this?
that my father would be better to have the DNA done, than myself?

and if so,,, is there a different structured plan of execution with doing it this way?
or would it be about the same process, payment and information,,
and just have it sent to him,,etc.?


Thanks ,,, and Best Regards,
Mark


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steelmadison
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2008, 12:50:24 AM »

Hi Ariel!

Thank you for your reply

This is Purely my ignorance on all the DNA stuff, I assure you,,
But then,  I'm no biologist/scientist,,, its really not my field of expertise.

Therefore, it's not clear to me, at all,  what you said,,,
and  if , or how,  it even answers my question.
Quite frankly,,, it did add more confusion on top of confusion. 

My appologies,,, but if you could give me an answer in straight forward layman terms...
with straight forward "yes, no's and whys",,,, I would sure appreciate it.

note:
- Me and my mother are the only ones researching my GIBSON lineage,,,
we considered doing the DNA to find what lineage I and/or my father comes from,
to aid in the finding of my 4X-G-grandfather , who we have nothing on, we dont even have a name.

We decided to possibly have a DNA test done,,, and we also decided to split the cost,,,
as we are BOTH on a very strict budget right now,,,coming up with the money for
even the least expensive test, will be tough for either of us, right now.

so,,,,, one test,,,,, one test only,,,,, is what we are looking to get. (if even we do that)
and we are using this test, in hopes of finding a connection to a lineage,,,
and ultimately finding  WHO my 4X-G-Granfathers FATHER was.... and beyond.
Its a wall that we are trying to get through, and we hope the DNA will give us an avenue
to maintain a true and/or "correct" direction in our search.

My thoughts were,,, and again,,, I am NOT experienced at all in the field of DNA,,
that my father would be better to have the ONE test done,  than myself,,,,
and Im sure you can imagine and understand the reasoning behind this,,,
as he is closer to the past than I am.,,, therefore wouldnt his DNA be better. ???

BUT,, maybe I'm mistaken,, and it wouldnt be better at all....
and if thats the case,,,,,why not.....???


Thanks again!  I do appreciate it.

Regards,
Mark

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Susanpage
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2008, 06:13:46 AM »

I don't know if you got your answer or not, but having your DNA done will NOT identify your grandfathers from the past.  If you can identify your grandfathers, the DNA can verify whether or not you are related.   

I would suggest that you go to Ancestry.com and start entering your tree.  You do not have to subscribe to enter your tree or to search.  If anyone recognizes you, they may contact you.  Also, you can search using names and dates for what you do know and fill in as you find new information.  There are a wealth of information on the various genealogy sites (genforum, world connect, cousins, etc.) to search.  Search the forum for your last name, search the forum for your area of the world.  Is your father named for his father?  As for a search, I would enter in your last name, where you believe your ancestors lived (USA, the more you can narrow, the better results) - estimate 20 -40 years back for each generation and see what you find.  Good luck.
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2008, 01:15:54 PM »

Hi Mark,

As I understand it, genes do not weaken from father to son.  Think of as doing a cut and paste on a word processor

Each male inherits his fother's genes and his mother's genes.

Each female inherits two copies of her mother's genes.

Hugo
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2008, 01:53:05 PM »

Hugo, almost but not quite.  Sons inherit the Y (male) chromosome from their fathers and the X (female) chromosome from their mothers.  Daughters inherit two X chromosomes, one each from their fathers and their mothers.  That is only for the X and Y chromosomes, the male and female genes.  For all other chromosomes everyone inherits one copy from the father and one copy from the mother to make a pair.
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