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CALDWELL DNA project
By:Diana Gale Matthiesen
Date: 02:49 9/20/04
I would like to announce that a CALDWELL Y-chromosome DNA Surname Project has been started. For information, please see the link to my web site (below).
Gender in humans is genetically determined by a pair of chromosomes that are, by convention, called XX in females and XY in males. The male Y-chromosome is handed down essentially intact from father to son down through the generations making it a useful indicator of common ancestry among descendants of the same male ancestor. It is now possible to use the markers on this chromosome to find and prove ancestral relationships.
Please visit my site to read more about it. I'll be happy to answer any further questions you might have.