are you able to determine if I was descended from Franz Joseph through Y-DNA test?

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by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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Three questions need to be answered to determine this:

  1. Is there a verifiable paternal line paper trail from Franz Joseph directly down to you?
  2. Has another male descendant who also has a verifiable unbroken paternal line of descent from Franz Joseph taken a Y DNA test?
  3. Do your Y DNA results closely match that of the other descendant?

If you can answer all three questions with a yes, then it is very possible to determine whether or not you descend from Franz Joseph.

by John Beardsley G2G6 Mach 3 (38.0k points)

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