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Different Y-DNA results from different companies?

August 17, 2014 Josiah Schmidt Tidbits

Did you get slightly different Y-STR values in your Y-DNA test results, if you took the test from two different companies? Fear not. This happened to me when I took Ancestry.com’s 46-marker Y-DNA test (which is no longer for sale) and then a year later, took FamilyTreeDNA.com’s 37-marker Y-DNA test. Now, the two Y-DNA tests […]

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Case Study: Who are the Parents of Mary Elizabeth (Morris) Mills?

October 21, 2013 Josiah Schmidt Case Studies

The mystery of my great great grandmother Mary Elizabeth (Morris) Mills begins with an entry in the book, “The Descendants of Sterling & Reuben Mills: Two Brothers From East Tennessee,” by Michael Glenn Gibson, published in 2009.  It comes in a section describing her husband, Charles Harold Mills (1877-1966), which states that Charles Harold Mills […]

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