On 2008.03.31 Annette Stolberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I am in deep quandary over the meaning of "low resolution" thatThis really depends on what you think of as a "relative", but you
certainly have a common female ancestor, though it might be very far
back in time. I don't have an exact number, but >from what others
have discussed, but we are talking about 1000 A.D. as a rough time
frame for most of these matches, and maybe several hundred years
more recent for high resolution matches. I urge others to correct me
if I am off.
The bottom line is that it is unlikely that you will find a "paper
trail" connecting you to these folks.
However, think of the following scenario:
What if a fairly recent ancestor, such as your mother's mother's
mother's mother had a sister. This sister then in turn has a
daughter, and she has a daughter, etc. The most recent generation
then gets an mtDNA test, and, voila! , she matches to you! For a
rare case such as this, you may be able to figure out the
So, since you have paid for the test anyway, I suggest you contact
these folks, maybe just give a couple town names and general info on
the direct female line.
You never know what might happen!