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I spoke with the folks at Ancestry.com at length several times before ordering the two tests. They are one of the larger and longer running computer-assisted genealogy services…Linked indirectly, if not culturally to the LDS Genealogy Society. Since I am the ‘buyer’ I will get the results for both tests and have access to them when they are added to the data base that Ancestry.com maintains. The two guys doing the samples will each receive their own results, and access to the data base.
I am not a sample contributor because I am a descendant in the family thru my Mother (female) and the participants need to be direct MALE descendants. So one of my male cousins, son of a male descendant is doing it. On the other side the contributor is a direct male descendant.
The data will tell us Yes or No that there is a gentic connection between the two samples…and compare them to the top 250 matches in the data base to whom we may be related as well. Since we are using the 46 point test, we will be able to match the two samples along those 46 points. The more points match, the closer the link probably is…down to about 7 generations back. Pinning it to a specific generation isn’t currently possible, but getting close will be a big help.
I have paper-trail tree documentation for more than a thousand in my father (Ohio) and my Mothers (Czech) families. Obviously it is easier to find the info about the Ohio relatives than the Czech. Between the wars and invasions and natural issues the Czech side is full of questions and dead-ends (no pun) that we hope the DNA will solve at least a couple.
There is a basic 12 point test that does what you describe, for those who are not trying to compare two known samples. That basic test will put you in a general area map that really means little…There are certainly better ways to determine if your family originated in Poland or Portugal !! We are looking for more specific data.
I certainly will share what I learn here.