Hi all,

I didn't realize how complicated this was and assumed the 111 test would be better than the 67 test, which in turn is better than the 37 test, but it appears I am dead wrong.

I have three men willing to give samples for a semi-rare surname which is probably in R1b, M343 (Subclade R1b1a2, M269) to match Person 1 below.

This is what we can prove on paper:

Person 1 - known sample from original immigrant ancestor

Person 2 - probable/possible match at Gen 9 (and if not, then possibly not matched at all)

Person 3 - assumed match at Gen 10

I understand we can't hone it down to Gen 9 or Gen 10, and I am so sad about that!! But what will a test tell us about the relationship between the three people above? Or will it tell us nothing and only Person 2 and 3 need to take the test? Or Person 1 and 2. This reminds me of one of those brain teasers and I was never any good at them!

All we want to know is what test to suggest each person buy in order to maximize the information we get from them.

I didn't realize how complicated this was and assumed the 111 test would be better than the 67 test, which in turn is better than the 37 test, but it appears I am dead wrong.

I have three men willing to give samples for a semi-rare surname which is probably in R1b, M343 (Subclade R1b1a2, M269) to match Person 1 below.

This is what we can prove on paper:

Person 1 - known sample from original immigrant ancestor

Person 2 - probable/possible match at Gen 9 (and if not, then possibly not matched at all)

Person 3 - assumed match at Gen 10

I understand we can't hone it down to Gen 9 or Gen 10, and I am so sad about that!! But what will a test tell us about the relationship between the three people above? Or will it tell us nothing and only Person 2 and 3 need to take the test? Or Person 1 and 2. This reminds me of one of those brain teasers and I was never any good at them!

All we want to know is what test to suggest each person buy in order to maximize the information we get from them.

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