Small World

In spite of the proximity of our shtetl towns in Kielce county (his from Chmielnik, ours from Wislica), David Price of Canada is not related to my family Price. I know this with certainty. I asked David and one of my Price cousins to submit a Y-DNA spit-test. A Y-DNA test analyzes markers on DNA passed down from father to son, and generates a list of other men with whom there is a marker match, going back up to 24 generations, with results of 99.9999% certainty. 24 generations constitute roughly 700 years worth of family connections, long before there were any archives in Poland. David’s and my Price cousin’s match results are totally non-overlapping. So we are not related on the Price side – at least going back 24 generations.

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