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darkerhorse wrote: 27 Jul 2022, 19:05 Does the 500-year window apply to all DNA testing companies, or only to Ancestry.com?
Some companies advertise "ancient" DNA, but it's mostly populations like "hunter gatherers", etc & not specific ethnicities. For that, I think 500 years is the accepted threshold. Beyond that, things get so diluted down that it would be next to impossible to get any kind of accurate data, I would think...
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Before considering ancient DNA, my priority is to pick up where the paper trail leaves off in the 1700s.
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darkerhorse wrote: 28 Jul 2022, 15:58 Before considering ancient DNA, my priority is to pick up where the paper trail leaves off in the 1700s.
The "ancient" DNA, IMHO, doesn't tell you much unless you're are a deep-dive researcher or genealogist. I, like you, am more interested in recent generations and ethnicities...
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