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Despite DNA test, woman
still claims grandmother was
long-lost Titanic survivor

New York Daily News, by Michael Walsh

Original Article

Posted By:earlybird, 1/24/2014 10:05:52 PM

A Florida woman still insists her grandmother was a long-lost passenger aboard the doomed Titanic - despite recent DNA evidence indicating otherwise.(Snip) Woods, 61, says that in April 2012, on the eve of the sinking´s centennial, she discovered a trove of letters and legal documents in a suitcase — which had not been opened in 75 years — belonging to her late grandmother Helen Kramer. The Loraine Allison Identification Project forensically tested Woods claims by comparing DNA from descendants of the Kramer and Allison families. Last month, they announced that there was no genetic link and the Telegraph picked up the story.

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Granddaughter" "DNA? That´s not science. Don´t confuse me with the facts..." (paraphrased)
Kramer´s entire life became devoted to the perpetuation of her mythical identity. And this granddaughter is writing a book and a screenplay.

      


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Despite DNA test, woman
still claims grandmother was
long-lost Titanic survivor
New York Daily News, by Michael Walsh    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 1/24/2014 10:05:52 PM     Post Reply
A Florida woman still insists her grandmother was a long-lost passenger aboard the doomed Titanic - despite recent DNA evidence indicating otherwise.(Snip) Woods, 61, says that in April 2012, on the eve of the sinking´s centennial, she discovered a trove of letters and legal documents in a suitcase — which had not been opened in 75 years — belonging to her late grandmother Helen Kramer. The Loraine Allison Identification Project forensically tested Woods claims by comparing DNA from descendants of the Kramer and Allison families. Last month, they announced that there was no genetic link and the Telegraph picked up the story.

   

 

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Posted By: earlybird- 1/17/2014 11:15:59 AM     Post Reply
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