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Old 4th July 2018, 05:27 PM
dagian dagian is offline
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Unknown GGrandfather

I have taken Y-67 and Y-111 tests to identify my Paternal Surname - my Grandfather was illegitimate and therefore has his Mother's name. I hope one day it may, with a Paper Trail, lead me to my Great Grandfather.

Y-67 showed 5 matches, 3 of which were Burke at GD5.
Y-111 showed one of these had tested at GD7.

Is it likely that GD7 is close enough for a Surname match?

They appear to be from 2 families as Contacts are different. Neither responded to eMails.

Although I live in hope that somebody may eventually produce a better match, is there a suggestion at what else I can do? I have also done a FF Test and uploaded to GEDmatch.

Is it worth joining a Project (I am R-M269 which I believe is common) or any other options?
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Old 4th July 2018, 07:39 PM
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I have taken Y-67 and Y-111 tests to identify my Paternal Surname - my Grandfather was illegitimate and therefore has his Mother's name. I hope one day it may, with a Paper Trail, lead me to my Great Grandfather.

Y-67 showed 5 matches, 3 of which were Burke at GD5.
Y-111 showed one of these had tested at GD7.

Is it likely that GD7 is close enough for a Surname match?

They appear to be from 2 families as Contacts are different. Neither responded to eMails.

Although I live in hope that somebody may eventually produce a better match, is there a suggestion at what else I can do? I have also done a FF Test and uploaded to GEDmatch.

Is it worth joining a Project (I am R-M269 which I believe is common) or any other options?
I would spend a little time with the Family Finder test results, you may find cousins who could eventually fill in some of the blanks.

Be patient. Perhaps your relative has not yet tested.
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