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I am not affiliated with or paid by any DNA testing company, genealogy company or any other associated company or organisation.  I have purchased all my own DNA test kits.  My blog posts and informational content are written from my own experience and my own opinions, and are not influenced by any other association… except of course for the personal satisfaction of helping other people solve complex and challenging family mysteries that only DNA could solve!


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