[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] On DNA testing - THE NEAR FUTURE

Otto otto at schienke.com
Fri Jun 12 04:15:06 PDT 2009

Good morning,
I just have a moment for now.

Gene-ology is about just that... Genes.
Our genetic lineage.
"Nationality" is about a circle drawn on a piece of land, an imaginary  
circle around an imaginary bundle of rights.
Our genes are the only reality.

Paper records are the indicator, a paper trail coming down to us  
through time.
They do not answer from where and with exactness from who.
I consider genetic testing a powerful tool like a compass, it points.
(this is dependent on the company doing the genetic testing)

I have all of my personal genome now, resultant from testing.
I was surprised at my paternal linage and doubly surprised at my  
maternal lineage.

I will expand on this for you this evening, right now the boat is  
waiting, I'm going fishing.

On Jun 11, 2009, at 11:36 PM, Nelson Itterman wrote:

> This discussion  about THE NEAR FUTURE, I have been giving the  
> subject of
> DNA a lot of thought. No matter what you find out with DNA. It  
> really does
> nothing but give you an idea. Unless you have the "begats" and the  
> marriage
> certificates to tie you into an ancestor, you really have nothing of
> genealogical value. With our ancestors coming mainly from Volhynia,  
> where
> the linkage is limited by the records we have it becomes a wild  
> guess at the
> best. I guess I may have another look at it. At 85 years of age,  
> time is of
> the essence.
> Nelson

. . .   Otto
        " The Zen moment..." wk. of January 04, 2009-
               "The future. . . . always catches up."

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