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Discussion forum for Project Group Administrators. Exchange experiences, ideas and interpretation of results.
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  • htb
    by htb
    DNA says that I am a MOORE, and this is correct. My 3rd G-Grandfather was a MOORE, my 3rd G-Grandmother was an ADCOCK, they were married for ONE night, the next day my 4th G-G-mother, MOORE, Annulled the marriage, so when my 2nd G-G-Father was born, he was born an ADCOCK. - - I have an ADCOCK and his...
    29 May 2023, 07:50 AM
  • Beirne
    How do I learn how to make SNP recommendations
    by Beirne
    As a new administrator I see I'm expected to give recommendations for SNP tests. My personal suggestion is to just get the BigY test but it looks like I should also know how to recommend SNP tests. Is there any guidance on determining which SNP test to recommend?
    28 May 2023, 03:16 PM
  • Stevo
    by Stevo
    I really like trees, especially trees with great autumn leaf color and beautiful spring flowers. A couple of years ago I retired and moved from the East Coast to Northeast Texas, mainly because the cost of living is much lower here. NE Texas is green and beautiful, with lots of big trees, especially...
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