Re: logistics of matching with a specific person #dna


Sarah L Meyer
 

Helen,
First, there is no need for the samples to arrive together. I continually
get matches. I had my sister test about 3 years after I did and we were
immediately matched. So as long as you have each other's name (and email
address) this is not a problem. Depending on the tests and the timing of
their arrival in the lab, there is a delay that can be up to about six weeks
before the results arrive. You should look at the family finder, not mtDNA.
Family finder is more versatile and mtDNA would just do his mother's,
mother's, mother's line and compare it with your mother's, mother's,
mother's line. If you have a male cousin who is a male descendant of sons
of your grandmother so that the surname is the same, then you could use Y
DNA. Otherwise, start out with the Family Finder. which will tell you about
how closely you are related, but not how. You can each test at home (FTDNA
takes 2 minutes), and international shipping charges are $7 >from Houston, as
opposed to $5 domestically in the US.

Sarah L Meyer

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