Is it even possible to confirm being a descendant of Anne Hoo (1410-1484)?

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I am supposedly a descendant of Mary Boleyn and I am interested in confirming my lineage back to Sir William de Hoo (1335-1410).  Anne Hoo married Sir Geoffrey Boleyn (1406-1463).  Is it possible to confirm this relation genetically?  Thank you for your help.


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It is not possible to confirm this with DNA analysis if that is what you mean.  It is just too many generations back for autosomal DNA to be of any use.  It is theoretically possible with mitocondrial DNA and Y-DNA, but again it is too many generations back to be practical.  

It is possible to prove the relationship the old fashioned way - with a well-documented paper trail.  Your profile is hidden on wikitree, so there is no way for me to comment on the line from Anne Hoo to you.
by Joe Cochoit G2G6 Pilot (207k points)
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Confirming ancestors using DNA, is a bit of a misnomer anyway.

What you are actually doing is confirming a match with a living cousin, who also has a well documented paper trail back to your common ancestor.

If part of that paper trail is missing, from one or both of you, then you'll need additional cousins, and sometimes, all you can do is put question marks in for those missing pieces.
by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (534k points)

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